Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training

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Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training Course Hands-on

Imagine an attack surface spread throughout your organization, in the hands of every user, which moves from place to place regularly, stores highly sensitive and critical data, and sports numerous different wireless technologies all ripe for attack. You have it today: mobile devices. These devices are the biggest attack surface in most organizations today, yet these same organizations often don't have the skills needed to assess them.


Mobile devices are no longer a convenience technology: they are an essential tool carried or worn by users worldwide, often displacing conventional computers for everyday enterprise data needs. You can see this trend in corporations, hospitals, banks, schools, and retail stores throughout the world. Users rely on mobile devices more today than ever before - we know it, and the bad guys do too.


This Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training course is designed to give you the skills you need to understand the security strengths and weaknesses in Apple iOS, Android, and wearable devices including Apple Watch and Android Wear. With these skills, you will evaluate the security weaknesses of built-in and third party applications. With Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training, you'll learn how to bypass platform encryption, and how to manipulate Android apps to circumvent obfuscation techniques. You'll leverage automated and manual mobile application analysis tools to identify deficiencies in mobile app network traffic, file system storage, and inter-app communication channels. You'll safely work with mobile malware samples to understand the data exposure and access threats affecting Android and iOS devices, and you'll exploit lost or stolen devices to harvest sensitive mobile application data.

Duration: 5 days

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• We can adapt this Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group

• Penetration testers
• Ethical hackers
• Auditors who need to build deeper technical skills
• Security personnel whose job involves assessing, deploying or securing mobile phones and tablets
• Network and system administrators supporting mobile phones and tablets


Students should have familiarity with network penetration testing concepts, such as those taught in : Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling training or Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking training before taking this Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training.


After completing this Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training course, attendees will be able to:

• Use jailbreak tools for Apple iOS and Android systems
• Conduct an analysis of iOS and Android file system data to plunder compromised devices and extract sensitive mobile device use information
• Analyze Apple iOS and Android applications with reverse-engineering tools
• Change the functionality of Android and iOS apps to defeat anti-jailbreaking or circumvent in-app purchase requirements
• Conduct an automated security assessment of mobile applications
• Use wireless network analysis tools to identify and exploit wireless networks used by mobile devices
• Intercept and manipulate mobile device network activity
• Leverage mobile-device-specific exploit frameworks to gain unauthorized access to target devices
• Manipulate the behavior of mobile applications to bypass security restrictions

Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Training - Course Content:

Device Architecture and Common Mobile Threats

Mobile Problems and Opportunities
Challenges and opportunities for secure mobile phone deployments
Weaknesses in mobile devices
Exploiting weaknesses in mobile apps: bank account hijacking exercise
Mobile Device Platform Analysis
iOS and Android permission management models
Code signing weaknesses on Android
Inter-app communication channels on iOS
Android app execution: Android Runtime vs. Android Dalvik virtual machine
Android Marshmallow security benefits
Wearable Platforms
Application isolation and data sharing for Apple Watch
Network connectivity and Android Wear apps
Data exfiltration in WatchOS
Weaknesses in wearable device authentication controls
Deficiencies in Android Wear and storage encryption
Evaluating other wearable platforms: Fitbit and Tizen
Mobile Device Lab Analysis Tools
Using iOS and Android emulators
Android mobile application analysis with Android Debug Bridge (ADB) tools
Uploading, downloading and installing applications with ADB
Application testing with the iOS Simulator
Mobile Device Malware Threats
Trends and popularity of mobile device malware
Mobile malware command and control architecture
Efficiency of Android ransomware malware threats
Analysis of iOS malware targeting non-jailbroken devices
Hands-on analysis of Android malware
Mobile malware defenses: what works, and what doesn't

Mobile Platform Access and Application Analysis

Unlocking, Rooting and Jailbreaking Mobile Devices
Legal issues with rooting and jailbreaking
Jailbreaking iOS: Fuxi Qin
Android root access through unlocked bootloaders
Root exploits for Android
Debugging and rooting Android Wear devices
Using a rooted or jailbroken device effectively: tools you must have!
Mobile Phone Data Storage and File System Architecture
Data stored on mobile devices
Mobile device file system structure
Decoding sensitive data from database files on iOS and Android
Extracting data from Android backups
Using file system artifacts for location disclosure attacks beyond GPS coordinates
Hands-on attacks against password management apps
Network Activity Monitoring
Mobile application network capture and data extraction
Capturing iOS cellular/4G network traffic
Transparent network proxying for data capture
Encrypted data capture manipulation
Extracting files and sensitive content from network captures
Recovering sensitive data from popular cloud storage providers
Static Application Analysis
Retrieving iOS and Android apps for reverse engineering analysis
Decompiling Android applications including Android Wear
Circumventing iOS app encryption with Dumpdecrypted and Rasticrac
Header analysis and Objective-C disassembly
Accelerating iOS disassembly: Hopper and IDA Pro
Swift iOS apps and reverse engineering tools

Mobile Application Reverse Engineering

Automated Application Analysis Systems
iOS application vulnerability analysis with iDB
Structured iOS application header analysis
Tracing iOS application behavior and API use with Snoop-it
Effective Android application analysis with Androwarn
Android application interaction and Intent manipulation with Drozer
Manipulating Application Behavior
Runtime iOS application manipulation with Cycript
iOS method swizzling
Android application manipulation with Apktool
Reading and modifying Dalvik bytecode
Adding Android application functionality, from Java to Dalvik bytecode
Application Report Cards
Step-by-step recommendations for application analysis
Tools and techniques for mobile platform vulnerability identification and evaluation
Recommended libraries and code examples for developers
Detailed recommendations for jailbreak detection, certificate pinning, and application integrity verification
Android and iOS critical data storage: keychain and key store recommendations

Penetration Testing Mobile Devices, Part 1

Fingerprinting Mobile Devices
Passive analysis
Active scanning
Application inspection
Wireless Network Probe Mapping
Monitoring network probing activity
Visualizing network discovery and search
Wireless anonymity attacks
Leveraging iOS and Android wireless network scanning characteristics
Weak Wireless Attacks
Wireless network scanning and assessment
Exploiting weak wireless infrastructure
Monitoring mobile device network scanning
Exploiting "Google WiFi" and iPad or iPhone captive portal detection
Secure network impersonation
Enterprise Wireless Security Attacks
Certificate impersonation and mobile devices
Manipulating enterprise wireless authentication
RADIUS server impersonation attacks
Network Manipulation Attacks
Using man-in-the-middle tools against mobile devices
Sniffing, modifying, and dropping packets as MitM
Mobile application data injection attacks
Sidejacking Attacks
Identifying mobile applications vulnerable to sidejacking
Using sidejacking effectively in a penetration test
Hands-on exploitation of popular mobile applications

Penetration Testing Mobile Devices, Part 2

SSL/TLS Attacks
Exploiting HTTPS transactions with MitM attacks
Core pen test technique: TLS impersonation and iOS for password harvesting
Integrating MitM tools with Burp Suite for effective HTTP manipulation attacks
Client Side Injection (CSI) Attacks
Android webView and JavaScript injection for remote code execution
Harvesting session cookies through Android browser vulnerabilities with Metasploit
Using the Spec.js library for mobile browser vulnerability detection and exploit delivery
Web Framework Attacks
Site impersonation attacks
Application cross-site scripting exploits
Remote browser manipulation and control
Data leakage detection and analysis
Hands-on attacks: mobile banking app transaction manipulation
Back-end Application Support Attacks
Exploiting SQL injection in mobile application frameworks
Leveraging client-side injection attacks
Getting end-to-end control of mobile application server resources

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