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IoT Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Aaron Guzman, Aditya Gupta
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IoT Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Aaron Guzman, Aditya Gupta

Overview of this book

IoT is an upcoming trend in the IT industry today; there are a lot of IoT devices on the market, but there is a minimal understanding of how to safeguard them. If you are a security enthusiast or pentester, this book will help you understand how to exploit and secure IoT devices. This book follows a recipe-based approach, giving you practical experience in securing upcoming smart devices. It starts with practical recipes on how to analyze IoT device architectures and identify vulnerabilities. Then, it focuses on enhancing your pentesting skill set, teaching you how to exploit a vulnerable IoT device, along with identifying vulnerabilities in IoT device firmware. Next, this book teaches you how to secure embedded devices and exploit smart devices with hardware techniques. Moving forward, this book reveals advanced hardware pentesting techniques, along with software-defined, radio-based IoT pentesting with Zigbee and Z-Wave. Finally, this book also covers how to use new and unique pentesting techniques for different IoT devices, along with smart devices connected to the cloud. By the end of this book, you will have a fair understanding of how to use different pentesting techniques to exploit and secure various IoT devices.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


Most of the IoT devices out in the market today fail in terms of hardware security, that is, protecting access to the hardware from attackers. Be it an IP camera, baby monitor, medical device, enterprise IoT, smart wearables, or smart TVs, as soon as you start looking at its security, there is a high likelihood that a moderately skilled attacker would be able to open up the device (thanks to no/little protection against opening up the device), read the various chips, identify datasheets for them (due to missing protection for hiding the identities of chips), get access to the data in the chip (when there is no protection against getting access to the chips), interact with the device over various interfaces (because there is no protection against exposed interfaces), and more.

In this chapter, we will cover the various steps, which device developers and manufacturers can take to secure the embedded device hardware used in IoT devices. Even though making a device 100% secure is...