The Hacker's Guide To Os X: Exploiting Os X From The Root Up by Robert BathurstThe Hacker's Guide To Os X: Exploiting Os X From The Root Up by Robert Bathurst

The Hacker's Guide To Os X: Exploiting Os X From The Root Up

byRobert Bathurst, Russ Rogers, Alijohn Ghassemlouei

Paperback | November 16, 2012

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Written by two experienced penetration testers the material presented discusses the basics of the OS X environment and its vulnerabilities. Including but limited to; application porting, virtualization utilization and offensive tactics at the kernel, OS and wireless level. This book provides a comprehensive in-depth guide to exploiting and compromising the OS X platform while offering the necessary defense and countermeasure techniques that can be used to stop hackers

As a resource to the reader, the companion website will provide links from the authors, commentary and updates.



  • Provides relevant information including some of the latest OS X threats
  • Easily accessible to those without any prior OS X experience
  • Useful tips and strategies for exploiting and compromising OS X systems
  • Includes discussion of defensive and countermeasure applications and how to use them
  • Covers mobile IOS vulnerabilities
Rob Bathurst is currently a cyber security researcher and penetration tester focusing on reverse engineering. He has spent over a decade doing vulnerability assessments, programming, and network engineering for the government, military, and private industry. Since his first encounter with Apple DOS at a young age, his eventual mastery ...
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Title:The Hacker's Guide To Os X: Exploiting Os X From The Root UpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 16, 2012Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1597499501

ISBN - 13:9781597499507

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Pre carbon

3. Post carbon

4. Filesystem

5. Footprint

6. Application and System Vulnerabilities

7. Defensive Applications

8. Offensive Tactics

9. Reverse Engineering

10. Mobile Platforms

11. Awesome Tips

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"Authors Robert Bathurst, Russ Rogers and Alijohn Ghassemlouei detail the fundamentals of the OS X environment and its many vulnerabilities.The book is a like a slimmed-down version of Hacking Exposed for the Mac.in that it both shows how to attack the operating system, in addition to detailing defensive measures to stop attackers."--RSAConference.com, March 5, 2013