The honeymoon is over.
Prepare yourself to thwart Mac attacks.
Where security is concerned, Macs have long led a charmed existence. No more. If you manage security for a network that includes OS X machines, this update on the strengths and weaknesses of Mac OS X is required reading.
Beginning with the core differences between Mac OS X and Windows or Linux, this book follows the steps an attacker would take. You will learn the tools needed to find vulnerabilities, the techniques used to exploit them, and the means by which attackers maintain control once they gain access. When you know how they get in, you'll know how to keep them out.
See what makes Mac OS® X unique, what security improvements were added with Leopard®, and where vulnerabilities lie
Explore uncommon protocolsBonjour®, the QuickTime® file format, and RTSP
Look for bugs in Apple's source code or use a black box technique such as fuzzing
Examine stack overflow and heap overflow attacks directed at PowerPC and x86 architectures, as well as shellcodes and payloads
Learn to inject code into running processes and how attackers use this technique
Understand Mac OS X-specific rootkit techniques
CharlIe Millerwon the second CanSecWest Pwn2Own contest in 2008 and was named one of the Top 10 Computer Hackers of 2008 by Popular Mechanics.
Dino Dai Zovi won the first CanSecWest Pwn2Own contest in 2007 and was named one of the 15 Most Influential People in Security by eWEEK.
I really enjoyed this book, it teaches a number of techniques and does a great explaining the motivation behind an attack. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by J. Carlson
I have to disagree with the other reviewers of this book. The book seemed to be a jumbled collection of thoughts with only a very faint sense of direction. Read morePublished on May 18, 2009 by That IT Guy