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IoT Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Aaron Guzman, Aditya Gupta
Book Image

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 MobSF for static analysis

Given that the application binaries for Android and iOS have been obtained, we can perform further analysis using automated techniques. A great open source Python tool that can be leveraged for both Android and iOS is the Mobile Security Framework (MobSF). There are several features and capabilities MobSF can automate for us, particularly for Android apps. This recipe will demonstrate MobSF's automated static analysis features for both Android and iOS. Static analysis typically requires access to source code, however, decompiling Android and iOS applications can give us a form of pseudocode close to the original source.

Getting ready

MobSF is included in the accompanied virtual machine with version beta. MobSF is constantly being updated and can be downloaded via Ensure all dependencies have been installed as listed in MobSF's documentation.

Ensure target APKs and decrypted iOS IPA applications...