ZigBee is one of the common wireless protocols used in IoT devices because of its ability to form mesh networks and perform operations with low power and resource consumption. It has found its use in a number of verticals, including Smart homes, Industrial Control Systems (ICS), smart building control, and so on. It operates on 2.4 GHz in most countries, 902 to 928 MHz in America and Australia, and 868 to 868.6 MHz in Europe.
In this section, we will be looking at ZigBee and seeing how we can identify the ZigBee devices around us and sniff and replay the traffic in order to identify security issues.
To work with ZigBee, the following set up is required:
- Hardware: Atmel RzRaven USB Stick flashed with KillerBee firmware
- Software: KillerBee
Installing KillerBee is extremely straightforward and can be done by following the instructions on the official GitHub repo available here https://github.com/riverloopsec/killerbee.
Once you have the setup completed...