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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

Securing data in transit

Securing end-to-end communication for IoT mobile applications has been known to be a difficult problem to solve. Often, data is leaked via clear text protocols such as HTTP or UDP (SIP) for audio transmission to a mobile application. On occasion, IoT manufacturers have been found to leak data to third parties that only communicate over HTTP or use less secure encryption configurations for analytic services such as content recognition or crash reporting analytic services. The goal of securing data in transit is to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data exchanged between the mobile app, IoT device, and API endpoints. A mobile app must set up a secure encrypted channel for network communication using TLS and configuring the proper cipher suites. For devices such as smart locks or connected vehicles, this is a must. This recipe will cover best practices to follow to secure data in transit for IoT mobile applications.

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