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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

Hardware best practices

But before getting into the nitty-gritty of the various things that can be done to secure the hardware, let's discuss shortly the approach that needs to be taken to secure embedded devices.

One of the things to keep in consideration while building embedded devices is that most of the hardware-based vulnerabilities can't be fixed once the product is out in the market. This means that you need to be extremely careful from the very start when working with hardware.

The other thing to note while building hardware devices for IoT solutions is to always think about the resources that an attacker would get access to if he is able to reach the hardware. This means that if an attacker is able to open up the IoT device what visible components would be seen by him if he looked at the PCB. Moreover, what could the attacker do if he went a step further and had access to the hardware interface via a shell.

These are some of the things that should be considered while building embedded...