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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

Getting started with web app security testing

Much of the modern web is running on applications that are behind hundreds of web, application, and database servers as their backend systems. The web has progressed from static HTML pages to sophisticated asynchronous applications that require more resources to compute. Although the web has changed, some of the most common security issues have not. Vulnerabilities first discovered in the 1990s are still relevant and actively being exploited. In IoT products, some of these common vulnerabilities are often command injection, Cross-site scripting (XSS), directory traversal, authentication bypass, session hijacking, XML External Entity (XXE), cross-site request forgery (CSRF), and other business logic flaws. In this recipe, we will establish a web application testing methodology to be used for finding and exploiting IoT web application and web services vulnerabilities.

How to do it...

To start assessing web applications, it is important to establish...