A fully practical class that will seriously improve your mobile security knowledge and skills, regardless of the skill level you come in with. 

About the trainer

After 13 years in itsec and 20 in IT Abraham is now the CEO of 7ASecurity (7asecurity.com), a company specializing in penetration testing of web/mobile apps, infrastructure, code reviews and training. Co-Author of the Mobile, Web and Desktop (Electron) app 7ASecurity courses. Security Trainer at Blackhat USA, HITB, OWASP Global AppSec and many other events. Former senior penetration tester / team lead at Cure53 and Version 1. Creator of “Practical Web Defense”, a hands-on eLearnSecurity attack / defense course, OWASP OWTF project leader, an OWASP flagship project (owtf.org), Major degree and Diploma in Computer Science, some certs: CISSP, OSCP, GWEB, OSWP, CPTS, CEH, MCSE:Security, MCSA:Security, Security+. As a shell scripting fan trained by unix dinosaurs, Abraham wears a proud manly beard.

Training outline and agenda:

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, lifetime access, step-by-step video recordings and interesting apps to practice, including all future updates for free.

Course 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 

Topics included

  1. Review of Common Flaws in Source Code and at Runtime 
  2. Modification of App Behavior Through Code/Configuration Changes
  3. 3. Interception of Network Communication aka MitM 
  4. Jailbreak/Root Detection Bypasses and App Review from a Privileged Standpoint
  5. 5. Instrumentation (Review and Modification of App Behavior) 
  6. CTF Challenges for Attendants to Test Their Skills

Course Content (ToC) 

Day 1: Hacking Android & IoT 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 

 

Day 2: Hacking iOS & IoT 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 

 

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 

– Scenarios with radare2, r2frida and other tools to improve your instrumentation workflows 

– 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 

– Useful RMS labs and modules 

– Scenarios with radare2, r2frida and other tools to improve your instrumentation workflows 

– Defeating certificate pinning with instrumentation 

– Jailbreak detection bypasses with instrumentation 

– Multiple practical instrumentation exercises 

Part 3: Test your Skills 

– CTF time

Prerequisite of Training Class

Hardware & Software: Attendees should bring

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) 

NOTE: For physical training sessions the instructor will bring some jailbroken phones for testing, however, you are encouraged to bring your own for the best possible experience

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