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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

Acquiring IoT mobile applications

The first step in assessing an IoT device's mobile application is acquiring and installing the app for the target platform. Usually, if an IoT device has an Android app, there is also an iOS app available as well. To install an application for Android, Google Play Store is used, which also shares basic information about the app. For iOS applications, Apple's App Store is used to install an app to an iDevice. However, the raw application binaries are not made available and cannot be obtained via the Play Store or App Store. The application binaries or packages are known as Android packages or APK, and iOS App Store Package Archive (IPA) for iOS. If you happen to be testing an application from a white box perspective, these binaries will be given to you without the need of exploring ways to obtain the app binaries. If you are testing from a black box perspective for research purposes, you may be wondering how we are going to get our hands on the application...