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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

Chaining web security vulnerabilities

When adversaries target a type of IoT device, multiple vulnerabilities are often used in weaponizing an exploit. These vulnerabilities may be low in criticality by themselves; however, when combined, the exploit impact is much greater. It is not uncommon for a combination of low vulnerabilities to escalate into a critical vulnerability. This is especially important with regard to IoT devices. One critical bug discovered in an IoT device can compromise the integrity of the device. This recipe will cover how to chain web security vulnerabilities together to gain access to a Subaru-connected vehicle without a key fob, car keys, or credentials.


It is important that any vulnerability research stays within legal grounds. Performing unauthorized testing against MySubaru accounts and Subaru servers is illegal. All testing should take place in a controlled environment and should be rightfully owned. Although Subaru remote services do not control engine and...