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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

Performing dynamic analysis testing

At this stage, we have statically analyzed and assessed how data is stored within example IoT mobile applications. We have yet to view the API traffic sent between the application and server. Viewing and tampering with application communication at runtime is known as dynamic analysis. Dynamic analysis testing focuses on evaluating an app during its execution. Dynamic analysis is conducted both on the mobile platform layer as well as against the backend services and APIs of mobile applications, where requests and responses can be analyzed. In this recipe, we will set up a dynamic analysis testing environment for iOS and walk you through some test cases.

Getting ready

For this recipe, Burp Suite and/or OWASP ZAP will be used to observe application communication. Access to both an iDevice and an Android device is also needed to perform this recipe. The iDevice and Android device do not have to be jailbroken or rooted, which is the nice part of viewing app communications...