A Bug Hunter’s Diary: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Software Security

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"Give a man an exploit and you make him a hacker for a day; teach a man to exploit bugs and you make him a hacker for a ‘FX’ Lindner Seemingly simple bugs can have drastic consequences, allowing attackers to compromise systems, escalate local privileges, and otherwise wreak havoc on a Bug Hunter’s Diary follows security expert Tobias Klein as he tracks down and exploits bugs in some of the world’s most popular software, like Apple’s iOS, the VLC media player, web browsers, and even the Mac OS X In this one-of-a-kind account, you’ll see how the developers responsible for these flaws patched the bugs—or failed to respond at As you follow Klein on his journey, you’ll gain deep technical knowledge and insight into how hackers approach difficult problems and experience the true joys (and frustrations) of bug the way you’ll learn how to: * Use field-tested techniques to find bugs, like identifying and tracing user input data and reverse engineering * Exploit vulnerabili

A Bug Hunter’s Diary: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Software Security

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