Hacking WITH the iPod Touch

Presented at DEF CON 17 (2009), July 31, 2009, 1 p.m. (50 minutes)

There has been plenty of news about hacking into the iPod Touch, but what about using the iTouch as a hacking platform? This talk will discuss how to convert the iTouch into a PenTest device, describe available tools, and talk about potential uses for the iTouch as a social engineering tool to provide unauthorized access within a target network. We will also see real-world examples of the device in action against vulnerable systems.


  • Thomas Wilhelm - Sr. Network & Information Security Engineer; Adjunct Processor
    Thomas Wilhelm: Currently employed in a Fortune 20 company performing penetration testing and risk assessments, Thomas has spent over 15 years in the Information System career field, and has received the following certifications: ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, SCNA, SCSA, IEM, IAM. Thomas is currently a PhD student, and is the founder of the De-ICE.net PenTest LiveCD project. Thomas has written for Hakin9 magazine, and has been published in multiple books, including: Professional Penetration Testing (to be released this year), Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit, Volume 2; Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing; and Netcat Toolkit, all available through Syngress Publishing.