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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

Securely using Android and iOS platform components

When IoT mobile applications execute or retrieve commands from third-party apps, internal platform APIs are used for interprocess communication (IPC). IPC can be used to integrate applications to make calls to expense tracking apps, third-party service apps such as IFTTT, or personal assistants such as Amazon's Alexa. Platforms such as Android offer a rich IPC capability while iOS only offers a couple of options. The majority of IoT applications use platform and hardware features to interact with the physical world, which in turn poses a higher impact in the event that adversaries successfully exploit a bug. In this recipe, we will discuss how to employ security controls around IPC and how to use platform APIs in a secure manner.

How to do it...

Interacting with commands originating from applications over to a mobile platform is a powerful capability. If not secured properly, unauthorized apps can hijack commands and access data that was not...