Updates to iOS Debugger Tutorial

We have updated our iOS Debugging Tutorial. It has some new sections that should be of particular interest: “Debugging the DYLD Shared Cache” discusses how to combine IDA’s incremental dyldcache loading functionality with the iOS Debugger. “Debugging System Applications” is a concrete example of how to use IDA to debug an iOS system daemon on a […]

IDA 7.2 – The Mac Rundown

We posted an addendum to the release notes for IDA 7.2: The Mac Rundown. It dives much deeper into the Mac-specific features introduced in 7.2, and should be great reference material for users interested in reversing the latest Apple binaries. It’s packed full of hints, tricks, and workarounds. We hope you will find it quite […]

IDA Dalvik debugger: tips and tricks

One of the new features of IDA 6.6 is the Dalvik debugger, which allows us to debug Dalvik binaries on the bytecode level. Let us see how it can help when analysing Dalvik files. Encoded strings Let us consider the package with the encrypted strings: STRINGS:0001F143 unk_1F143:.byte 0x30 # 0 # DATA XREF: STR_IDS:off_70 STRINGS:0001F144 aFda8sohchnidgh: .string “FDA8sOhCHNidghM2hzFxMXUsivl2k7hFOhkJrW7O2ml8qLVM”,0 STRINGS:0001F144 […]