IOS APPLICATION SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND AUTOMATION: INTRODUCING SIRA presented at BlackHat USA 2012

by Justin Engler, Seth Law, Joshua Dubik, David Vo,

Tags: Testing iOS Static Analysis

Summary : "Apple's AppStore continues to grow in popularity, and iOS devices continue to have a high perception of security from both users and experts. However, applications on the AppStore often have security or privacy flaws that are not apparent, even to sophisticated users. Security experts can find these flaws via manual tests, but the enormity of the AppStore ensures that only a small minority of apps could ever be manually tested.
This presentation will demonstrate a new tool and methodology to perform automated or semi-automated assessment of iOS applications and assist with manual testing. In addition, our findings about the prevalence of different types of security issues in iOS applications will be discussed, giving a window into the risks of trusting your data to products on the AppStore."