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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

Storing data securely

Sensitive data in mobile applications varies on the nature of the IoT device. Many devices may store personal data, collect personal data, patient health information (PHI), credit card information, and store account credentials on a mobile device to authenticate to an IoT device. Leaked credentials or long-lived session tokens may have a critical impact for smart door locks and connected vehicles. This sensitive data must be secured with controls and verifications in place. Many times, sensitive data is unintentionally exposed to third-party applications running on a mobile device for operating system interprocess communication (IPC). Additionally, it is not uncommon to lose a mobile device, or have it stolen or seized when traveling. In these cases, applications must employ proper security controls to protect sensitive data and make obtaining the data more difficult. In this recipe, we will discuss methods for storing sensitive data securely.

Getting ready

In this recipe...