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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

Hardware exploitation versus software exploitation

The differences between hardware exploitation and software exploitation are quite significant, with the most important being that to find vulnerabilities and exploits in hardware, you will need to have the physical device with you. This means that unless you have possession of two or more devices, it is pretty complicated to pen test an IoT device's hardware effectively.

Another factor that increases the complexity of working with hardware security is the amount of resources publicly available around hardware security. For instance, in the case of a software that you are assessing, the chances are that you might be able to find the existing vulnerabilities in one of the components that the software is using or a common vulnerability, which is found in the type of software that you are working with. It does not mean that hardware exploitation is tougher, it simply means that if you are getting started, you might find hardware exploitation...