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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

Employing reverse engineering protections

Writing secure code can be difficult when there are code bases with internal and outsourced teams for user experience (UX), specific feature sets such as finding devices during app startup, ensuring rule settings properly execute, and others such as ensuring app updates do not negatively affect IoT devices in the network. With such complexity for one application, bugs are bound to be discovered and security controls circumvented by attackers. Yes, this is inevitable for any software although techniques are available to make reverse engineering more difficult for attackers to compromise applications and steal a company's intellectual property (IP).

These techniques can be built into the application logic to protect against runtime modification, static analysis of applications binaries via obfuscation of application classes, and segmentation of data preparing for potential compromise. It is important to note, applications still need to build security...