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OS X for Hackers at Heart

The sexy, elegant design of the Apple PowerBook combined with the Unix-like OS X operating system based on FreeBSD, have once again made OS X the Apple of every hacker’s eye. In this unique and engaging book covering the brand new OS X 10.4 Tiger, the world’s foremost “true hackers” unleash the power of OS X for everything form cutting edge research and development to just plain old fun.OS X 10.4 Tiger is a major upgrade for Mac OS X for running Apple’s Macintosh computers and laptops. This book is not a reference to every feature and menu item for OS X. Rather, it teaches hackers of all types from software developers to security professionals to hobbyists, how to use the most powerful (and often obscure) features of OS X for wireless networking, WarDriving, software development, penetration testing, scripting administrative tasks, and much more.

Audience
With sexy hardware, a powerful operating system, and easy to use applications, Apple has made OS X the operating system of choice for hackers everywhere. But as great as OS X is out of the box, hackers are eager to push the boundaries by tweaking and tuning the software and hardware in order to do the things that really excite them such as penetration testing or software development. These modifications are often sexy in their own right and drive the OS X community even deeper into the realm of "elite." This book attempts to capture these purpose-driven modifications and shows how the best and brightest use OS X to do cutting edge research, development, and just plain fooling around. OS X 10.4 Tiger is a major upgrade for Mac OS X for running Apple’s Macintosh computers and laptops. This book is not a reference to every feature and menu item for OS X. Rather, it teaches hackers of all types from software developers to security professionals to hobbyists, how to use the most powerful (and often obscure) features of OS X for wireless networking, WarDriving, software development, penetration testing, scripting administrative tasks, and much more.

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: November 2005

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-040-5

Contents

  • Chapter 1: OS X for the Road warrior Chapter 2: Using OS X to Sling Multiplatform Code Chapter 3: A System Administrator’s Guide to OS X Chapter 4: OS X Host Security Chapter 5: OS X as a Status Symbol Chapter 6: OS X as a PenTest Platform Chapter 7: Wardriving with OS X Chapter 8: OS X Scripting and Power Tools Chapter 9: Stupid OS X Tricks

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