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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

Exploiting XSS

XSS is a type of attack that executes and injects arbitrary JavaScript from an untrusted source in the context of a trusted website. XSS attacks occur when an attacker discovers a vulnerable parameter within a web application that executes dynamic content without validating or output encoding characters before rendering content back to the user. XSS attacks utilize the browser's to transport attack payloads since the browser believes the code is trusted. There are three types of XSS vulnerabilities: reflective (most common), stored, and DOM-based. Reflective XSS vulnerabilities arise when parameter data is copied and echoed back into the application's response without sanitizing its content. Stored XSS vulnerabilities arise when an application allows parameter input data to be stored in the application's database for later use. Document Object Model (DOM) XSS vulnerabilities occur when data from a parameter is fed into a DOM element via a JavaScript function.

An attacker who...