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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 Android data storage

There are several methods for testing Android data storage during runtime. Free, as well as commercial, Android testing distributions are made available to help automate viewing and modifying common data storage file locations. In a manual approach, we want to analyze the following common storage locations during application runtime:

  • /data/data/<package_name>/
  • /data/data/<package_name>/databases
  • /data/data/<package_name>/shared_prefs
  • /data/data<package_name>/files/<dbfilename>.realm
  • /data/data/<package name>/app_webview/
    • Cookies
    • Local storage
    • Web data
  • /sdcard/Android/data/<package_name>

With Android, the file structure for applications does not change, which makes manual analysis easier. This recipe will assist you with analyzing data storage for IoT Android applications.

Getting ready

The following items are required for this recipe:

  • A rooted...