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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


The OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is a free cross-platform web proxy testing tool used for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. ZAP is a close runner-up to Burp Suite in the web application proxy testing tool space and is a definite go-to when your budget may be low for licensing commercial products. ZAP is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience and as such is ideal for developers as well as functional testers who are new to penetration testing. With ZAP's API, scans can be automated and used within a developer's workflow to scan builds prior to production. ZAP has a number of different useful add-ons with a strong scanning engine that includes other proven testing tools within its engine, such as Dirbuster and SQLmap. In addition, ZAP has a graphical scripting language known as ZEST that records and replays requests similar to a type of macro. This recipe will introduce the basic ZAP features for web app security testing.

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