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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


The key central component of any Internet of Things (IoT) solution is the embedded device. It is the device that interacts with the physical environment and communicates with the web endpoints and other devices around it. Knowledge of how to exploit these hardware devices is extremely crucial for performing an IoT pen test.

The type of device being used in an IoT solution might vary from product to product. In some cases, it could be a gateway, which allows various devices to interact with it, while also communicating with the web endpoints, or, it could be a medical device utility with the sole purpose of collecting data from a patient's body and showing it on a smartphone.

However, there exist certain specific security issues, which can affect any given hardware device, no matter what its category. This is what we will be focusing on in this chapter-to gain an in-depth understanding of various IoT device security issues, how to identify them, and how to exploit them, irrespective...