Black Hat Arsenal USA

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2 months ago Las Vegas, USA

MWR is pleased to announce that Marco Lancini will be presenting at Black Hat Arsenal USA in Las Vegas on Needle and finding issues within iOS appplications.

Event Description

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Talk presented by MWR

  • Time: 10:00:00
  • Room: Palm Foyer, Level 3, Station 1
  • Topic: Needle: Finding Issues within iOS Applications
  • Speakers: Marco Lancini
  • Description: Assessing the security of an iOS application typically requires a plethora of tools, each developed for a specific need and all with different modes of operation and syntax. The Android ecosystem has tools like "drozer" that have solved this problem and aim to be a ‘one stop shop’ for the majority of use cases, however iOS does not have an equivalent.

    "Needle" is an open source modular framework which aims to streamline the entire process of conducting security assessments of iOS applications, and acts as a central point from which to do so. Given its modular approach, Needle is easily extensible and new modules can be added in the form of python scripts. Needle is intended to be useful not only for security professionals, but also for developers looking to secure their code. A few examples of testing areas covered by Needle include: data storage, inter-process communication, network communications, static code analysis, hooking and binary protections. The only requirement in order to run Needle effectively is a jailbroken device.

    We will be releasing the tool and describing its architecture, capabilities and roadmap. We will also demonstrate how Needle can be used to find vulnerabilities in iOS applications from both a black-box and white-box perspective (if source code is provided).

 

 

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