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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


Mobile applications are often a crux for controlling consumer IoT. Be it smart home devices or connected vehicles, mobile applications are a desirable target to attack and be kept secure. In Chapter 5Exploiting IoT Mobile Applications, exploitation of mobile applications was covered from an offensive perspective. This chapter will provide mobile application security defensive controls used to protect from common attack vectors. It is important to note that this chapter is by no means exhaustive when it comes to mobile security best practices as full books are written on this subject alone. It is encouraged to reference supplemental reading for more in-depth understanding of certain controls and best practices described in this chapter. Where appropriate, examples for Android and iOS will be given throughout recipes. As per OWASP's Mobile Security Project (, the top 10 mobile controls...