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IoT Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Aaron Guzman, Aditya Gupta
Book Image

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 reconnaissance techniques

Apart from the visual exterior analysis, reconnaissance consists of two steps-opening the device and looking at the various chips present, and finding information from its datasheet.

Let's get into each of them.

Opening the device

The first step in a hardware reconnaissance process is to open up the device. This process's complexity can range from being extremely simple to highly complex depending on the device you are working with.

In some of the devices, you will find that the screws are hidden beneath rubber pads on the legs, while in other cases they will be largely exposed, and in others still, the two different sections might be welded together.

Depending on how the device has been put together, use the appropriate tools to take apart the different sections. It is also recommended to have a good set of screwdrivers along with you for the entire hardware exploitation process, as varying devices will have many different kinds of screws used in them.