3-DAY TRAINING 4 – Hacking Android, iOS and IoT apps by Example

DURATION: 3 DAYS

CAPACITY: 20 pax

SEATS AVAILABLE: 20


USD2599 [Early Bird]

USD3199 [Normal]

Early bird registration rate ends on the 24th of April


Overview

This course is a 100% hands-on deep dive into the OWASP Mobile Security Testing Guide (MSTG) and relevant items of the OWASP Mobile Application Security Verification Standard (MASVS), so this course covers and goes beyond the OWASP Mobile Top Ten.

Learn about Android, iOS and IoT app security by improving your mobile security testing kung-fu. Ideal for Penetration Testers, Mobile Developers and everybody interested in mobile app security.

All action, no fluff, improve your security analysis workflow and immediately apply these gained skills in your workplace, packed with exercises, extra mile challenges and CTF, self-paced and suitable for all skill levels, with continued education via unlimited email support and lifetime access to training portal with step-by-step video recordings and interesting apps to practice, including all future updates for free!

Key Learning Objectives

This course will take any student and make sure that:

  • The general level of proficiency is much higher than when they came
  • The skills acquired can be immediately applied to mobile app security assessments
  • Skills can be sharpened via continued education in our training portal for free
  • The student is equipped to defeat common mobile app assessment challenges
  • People who are new to mobile security will learn a lot in this training.
  • Advanced students will come out with enhanced skills and more efficient workflows
  • The skills gained are highly practical and applicable to real-world assessments

Who Should Attend

Any mobile developer, penetration tester or person interested in mobile security will benefit from attending this training regardless of the initial skill level:
The course is for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students. While beginners are introduced to the nuances of mobile app security from scratch, intermediate and advanced level learners get to perfect both their knowledge and skills on the subject. Extra mile challenges are available in every module to help more advanced students polish their skills.

The course is crafted in a way that regardless of your skill level you will significantly improve your mobile security skills:

If you are new and cannot complete the labs during the class, that is OK, as you keep training portal access, you will learn a lot in the class but can continue from home with the training portal.

If you are more advanced in mobile security you can try to complete the labs in full and then take the CTF challenges we have for each day, you will likely also attempt to complete some exercises from home later 🙂

Prerequisite Knowledge

This course has no prerequisites as it is designed to accommodate students with different skills:

  • Advanced students will enjoy comprehensive labs, extra miles and CTF challenges
  • Less experienced students complete what they can during the class, and can continue at their own pace from home using the training portal.

This said, the more you learn about the following ahead of the course, the more you will get out of the course:

  • Linux command line basics
  • Android basics
  • iOS basics

Hardware / Software Requirements

A laptop with the following specifications:

  • Ability to connect to wireless and wired networks.
  • Ability to read PDF files
  • Administrative rights: USB allowed, the ability to deactivate AV, firewall, install tools, etc
  • Knowledge of the BIOS password, in case VT is disabled.
  • Minimum 8GB of RAM (recommended: 16GB+)
  • 60GB+ of free disk space (to copy a lab VM and other goodies)
  • VirtualBox 6.0 or greater, including the “VirtualBox Extension Pack”
  • Genymotion (can be the free version)
  • A mobile phone capable of receiving text messages
  • A jailbroken iPhone / iDevice with iOS >=9 (ideally: iOS 12) for the iOS labs
  • Optional but useful: One of the following BurpSuite, ZAP or Fiddler (for MitM)
  • Optional but useful: A Mac/Hackintosh with the latest XCode installed, for iOS code review & labs

Agenda – Day 1: Attacking Android apps by Example

Part 0 – Android Security Crash Course

  • The state of Android Security
  • Android security architecture and its components
  • Android apps and the filesystem
  • Android app signing, sandboxing and provisioning
  • Recommended lab setup tips

Part 1 – Static Analysis with Runtime Checks

  • Tools and techniques to retrieve/decompile/reverse and review APKs
  • Identification of the attack surface of Android apps and general information gathering
  • Identification of common vulnerability patterns in Android apps:
    • Hardcoded secrets
    • Logic bugs
    • Access control flaws
    • Intents
    • Cool injection attacks and more
  • The art of repackaging:
    • Tips to get around not having root
    • Manipulating the Android Manifest
    • Defeating SSL/TLS pinning
    • Defeating root detection
    • Dealing with apps in foreign languages and more

Part 2 – Dynamic Analysis

  • Monitoring data: LogCat, Insecure file storage, Android Keystore, etc.
  • The art of MitM: Intercepting Network Communications
  • The art of Instrumentation: Hooking with Xposed
  • App behaviour monitoring at runtime
  • Defeating Certificate Pinning and root detection at runtime
  • Modifying app behaviour at runtime

Part 3 – Test Your Skills

  • CTF time, including finding IoT vulnerabilities through app analysis

Agenda – Day 2: Attacking iOS apps by Example

Part 0 – iOS Security Crash Course

  • The state of iOS Security
  • iOS security architecture and its components
  • iOS app signing, sandboxing and provisioning
  • iOS apps and the filesystem
  • Recommended lab setup tips

Part 1 – Static Analysis with runtime checks

  • Tools and techniques to retrieve/decompile/reverse and review IPAs
  • Identification of the attack surface of iOS apps and general information gathering
  • Identification of common vulnerability patterns in iOS apps:
    • Hardcoded secrets
    • Logic bugs
    • Access control flaws
    • URL handlers
    • Cool injection attacks, and more
  • Patching and Resigning iOS binaries to alter app behaviour
  • Tips to test without a jailbreak

Part 2 – Dynamic Analysis

  • Monitoring data: caching, logs, app files, insecure file storage, iOS keychain, etc.
  • Crypto flaws
  • The art of MitM: Intercepting Network Communications
  • Defeating certificate pinning and jailbreak detection at runtime
  • The art of Instrumentation: Introduction to Frida, Objection
  • App behaviour monitoring at runtime
  • Modifying app behaviour at runtime

Part 3 – Test your Skills

  • CTF time, including finding IoT vulnerabilities through app analysis

Agenda – Day 3: Leveling up your Android & iOS Instrumentation Kung-fu

Part 1: In-depth instrumentation on Android

  • Focus on Dynamic Analysis
  • Useful Xposed modules and labs
  • Practical Frida scripts and labs
  • Useful Objection labs and modules
  • Defeating certificate pinning with instrumentation
  • Root detection bypasses with instrumentation
  • Multiple practical instrumentation exercises

Part 2: In-depth instrumentation on iOS

  • Focus on Dynamic Analysis
  • Hooking with Frida
  • Practical Frida scripts and labs
  • Useful Objection labs and modules
  • Defeating certificate pinning with instrumentation
  • Jailbreak detection bypasses with instrumentation
  • Multiple practical instrumentation exercises

Part 3: Test your Skills

  • CTF time

Location: Date: July 20, 2020 Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Abraham Aranguren Abhishek J M Anirudh Anand