Professional Cocoa Application Security
By Graham J. Lee
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Released: May 2010
Pages: 336

Design, implement, and deploy secure applications

All applications face security threats, making security considerations an integral part of every stage of the software development process. With this book, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch developers can ensure that their applications provide a secure user experience by incorporating security measures from the start when designing an application. Author and Mac security guru Graham Lee encourages you to acquire a clear understanding of the objectives of your users so that you can conclude which security techniques will be relevant to your application. He shows you how to take advantage of the many security resources available and provides helpful insight to avoiding security pitfalls and handling unexpected issues that may arise.

Professional Cocoa Application Security:

  • Details why security is important and provides rationale as to why you should secure your app

  • Introduces the UNIX filesystem and examines the Mac OS X-specific filesystem security features

  • Discusses the limitations of the keychain and encryption

  • Reviews ways to look for, record, and fix security bugs in written code

  • Describes the security impacts of different Mac OS X software deployment techniques

  • Explains how to securely deliver software updates

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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