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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 third-party code and components

As with all software, mobile applications heavily use third-party libraries and wrappers to perform a function such as making HTTP requests or encrypting objects. These libraries can also introduce weaknesses into an application and expose confidential information or affect the integrity of the application itself. With this in mind, third-party code should be reviewed for vulnerabilities, updated, and tested where applicable. This is especially true for hybrid applications that depend on third-party hybrid frameworks and libraries to send, receive, and save data. This recipe will discuss methods to ensure third-party code does not introduce vulnerabilities into IoT applications.

How to do it...

In Chapter 8,Firmware Security Best Practices, methods to scan JavaScript libraries with NSP as well as Retire.js were discussed, these can still be applied to mobile applications. To ensure third-party code does not introduce security holes into mobile applications...