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Binary plists are the files that Apple products use to store information. The easiest way to view them is to convert them to xml.
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I am currently a senior at Purdue majoring in CNIT with a specialization in information systems. I am planning to graduate in May 2012. This semester I am enrolled in CNIT 421. This semester I am planning to research mobile malware, and contribute to this wiki so that it may be of use to future students and staff.
 
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The program plutil is native to OSX (as of 10.2), however it is also included when iTunes is installed on a Windows PC.
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plutil on a Windows PC is stored in:
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  ''Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support''
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Which can be added to the PATH in Environmental variables so plutil can be run from anywhere
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To convert Binary plists to XML run the command:
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  '''plutil -convert xml1 file.plist'''
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== External Links ==
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* [[http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/plutil.1.html - Apple plutil man page]]
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* [http://cgit.sukimashita.com/libplist.git/ A library to handle Apple Property List format in binary or XML]
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Latest revision as of 02:12, 16 February 2012

I am currently a senior at Purdue majoring in CNIT with a specialization in information systems. I am planning to graduate in May 2012. This semester I am enrolled in CNIT 421. This semester I am planning to research mobile malware, and contribute to this wiki so that it may be of use to future students and staff.