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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

Using Burp Suite

Burp Suite is one of the most popular web proxy tools used for assessing web applications. Burp is a cross-platform tool based on Java. With Burp Suite, HTTP requests, and responses can be man-in-the-middled in order to tamper with as well as monitor application behavior. Additionally, applications can be spidered, actively scanned for vulnerabilities, passively scanned, and fuzzed.

Getting ready

Burp Suite is preinstalled in the virtual machine prepared for the cookbook; however, it can also be downloaded at

There are two versions of Burp: free edition and professional edition. The professional edition is available for a modest price ($349.00 USD) given Burp's feature set. There is a 2-week professional edition trial available as well. The free edition allows proxying of HTTP requests and responses as well as downloading some of the extender add-ons available in the BApp store. The professional version allows usage of more advanced features and...