Friday, October 14, 2016 8 days ago Washington DC, USA

MWR's Marco Lancini will be presenting "Needle" an open source modular framework to conduct security assessments of iOS applications.

Event Description

OWASP’s 13th Annual AppSecUSA Security Conference is the premier application security conference for developers and security experts. Come hear an amazing group of inspirational speakers—including YouTube’s Favorite Hacker, Former DHS NCSD Director of Software Assurance, and Assistant Professor & Cryptographer—who are challenging traditions. You’ll be inspired by fresh ideas, start rethinking the status quo, and leave ready to tackle your challenges in innovative ways.

Talk presented by MWR

  • Time: 13:00:00
  • Room:
  • Topic: Needle: Finding Issues within iOS Application
  • 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 describing the tool's 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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