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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


Almost all the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the current day scenario interact with other devices to exchange information and take action. It is highly essential to know about the wireless protocols that are used by IoT devices and the security issues affecting them, in order to pen test IoT devices effectively.

Wireless communication or radio simply is a way of transferring data from the source to destination through the communication medium of air using electromagnetic waves. The radio signals are the same signals that are used in your common devices such as microwave, light, and infra-red; it's just that the signal in each case varies in wavelength and frequency. In case of wireless communication, the data that needs to be transmitted is first converted into an electric signal using the potential difference and the location of the antenna from which the signal originates, carried across by a carrier wave, and then demodulated at the other end to obtain the actual data...