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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

Analyzing iOS data storage with idb

Unfortunately, iOS developers tend to ignore data storage API controls that Apple provides. This leads to data leakage via clear text databases (including realm DBs), plist files (property lists), caching, keyboards, and other storage locations. Sometimes, the hybrid frameworks that the applications employ encourage this behavior for application performance but fail to list the security repercussions. Depending on the hybrid framework and custom modules, plugins may be required to clear locations such as the cache, which increases complexity for developers. This section will assist you with analyzing data storage for IoT iOS applications.

Getting ready

For this recipe, an already jailbroken iDevice is needed, as well as a free tool known as idb. Idb is a free tool that runs on OS X, and Ubuntu is used for simplifying common iOS app security assessment tasks. It is currently installed in the accompanied virtual machine but can also be installed manually by...