Finding exploits in iphone os

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  1. xtort

    xtort New Member

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    Hey im new to this forum and some time I would like to try to find an exploit in ipod/ iphone firmware. I am wondering what I should learn, what I should look for, what I should expect and any programs I may need. Thank you for helping me!

    PS I dont care how long it may take to learn something, Ive got many years ahead of me

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    iPhone wiki

    What you need:
    A good understanding of low level languages
    ARM knowledge
    An eye for exploits
    Time
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    You'd need to be able to read:
    1) Binary (Low Level software)
    2) Asembly Lang.
    3) plist (xml)
    4) compiled code

    It'll also help if you know how to:
    1) decompile
    2) read data in a hex editor
    3) have a general understanding of exploits,
    either userland or system-level.

    I'm not a person who does such, as thats what the iphonedevteam is for, and for the fact that I have no knowledge of finding exploits.

    But a know how of the inerworkings of the iphoneos and the Darwin Kernel is a must. This is just what I think is needed.
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    thanks for the quick replys guys!
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    mmk any one wana point me in the direction of learning these please

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    thanks
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    Ok so when I make the ipsw a .zip file, I get dmgs and a plist. i also get a folder named firmware. Abyone know where to go from here?
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    decrypt..
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No offence, but I highly doubt you'll be able to find an exploit.
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    And i would stop wasting time to learn it at this point, cause if youre asking everystep you should / could do, your already on the Fail_road.

    Look at tutorials and learning by doing. But not asking every step with no plan.
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    Guys you dont need to be so negetive... I wad just seeing what I was up against.
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    I would leave the exploit hunting to geohot and the devs. You're up for waaay more than I bet you're looking for. Finding an exploit requires a fair amount of time and a knowledge of many programming languages and how system files work. If you are willing to do all of that, go for it, I just think it's pointless as there are already many people working on exploits already.
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