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Practical IoT Hacking

The Definitive Guide to Attacking the Internet of Things
by Fotios Chantzis, Ioannis Stais, Paulino Calderon, Evangelos Deirmentzoglou, Beau Woods
March 2021, 464 pp.
ISBN-13: 
9781718500907
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Drawing from the real-life exploits of five highly regarded IoT security researchers, Practical IoT Hacking teaches you how to test IoT systems, devices, and protocols to mitigate risk.

The book begins by walking you through common threats and a threat modeling framework. You’ll develop a security testing methodology, discover the art of passive reconnaissance, and assess security on all layers of an IoT system. Next, you’ll perform VLAN hopping, crack MQTT authentication, abuse UPnP, develop an mDNS poisoner, and craft WS-Discovery attacks.

You’ll tackle both hardware hacking and radio hacking, with in-depth coverage of attacks against embedded IoT devices and RFID systems.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Write a DICOM service scanner as an NSE module
  • Hack a microcontroller through the UART and SWD interfaces
  • Reverse engineer firmware and analyze mobile companion apps
  • Develop an NFC fuzzer using Proxmark3
  • Hack a smart home by jamming wireless alarms, playing back IP camera feeds, and controlling a smart treadmill

The tools and devices you’ll use are affordable and readily available, so you can easily practice what you learn. You can also download this book’s code examples at https://github.com/practical-iot-hacking.

Whether you’re a security researcher, IT team member, or hacking hobbyist, you’ll find Practical IoT Hacking indispensable in your efforts to hack all the things

REQUIREMENTS: Basic knowledge of Linux command line, TCP/IP, and programming

Author Bio 

Fotios (Fotis) Chantzis is laying the foundation for a safe and secure Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) at OpenAI. He has been a member of the core Nmap development team since 2009 and is the creator of Ncrack, Nmap's network authentication cracking tool.

Ioannis Stais is a senior IT security researcher and Head of Red Teaming at CENSUS S.A. He has presented in the past in security conferences such as Black Hat Europe, Troopers and Security Bsides.

Paulino Calderon is a published author and international speaker with over 12 years of experience in network and application security. When he isn’t traveling to security conferences or consulting for Fortune 500 companies with Websec, a company he co-founded in 2011, he spends peaceful days enjoying the beach in Cozumel, Mexico.

Evangelos Deirmentzoglou is an information security professional interested in solving security problems at scale. He led and structured the cybersecurity capability of the financial tech startup Revolut. A member of the open-source community since 2015, he has made multiple contributions to Nmap and Ncrack.

Beau Woods is a cyber safety innovation fellow with the Atlantic Council and a leader with the I Am The Cavalry grassroots initiative. He is also the founder and CEO of Stratigos Security and sits on the board of several nonprofits. Beau is a published author and frequent public speaker.

Table of contents 

Preface

Foreword

Part One: The IoT Threat Landscape
Chapter 1: The IoT Security World
Chapter 2: Threat Modeling
Chapter 3: A Security Testing Methodology

Part Two: Network Hacking
Chapter 4: Network Assessments
Chapter 5: Analyzing Network Protocols
Chapter 6: Exploiting Zero-configuration Networking

Part Three: Hardware Hacking
Chapter 7: UART, JTAG, and SWD Exploitation
Chapter 8: Hacking SPI and I2C
Chapter 9: Firmware Hacking

Part Four: Radio Hacking
Chapter 10: Short Range Radio: Abusing RFID
Chapter 11: Bluetooth Low Energy
Chapter 12: Medium Range Radio: Hacking Wi-Fi
Chapter 13: Long Range Radio: LPWAN

Part Five: Targeting the IoT Ecosystem
Chapter 14: Attacking Mobile Applications
Chapter 15: Hacking the Smart Home

Appendix A: Tools for IoT Hacking

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Reviews 

“I recommend this book to anyone technical who manufactures IoT devices or anyone with IoT devices in their homes or enterprise. At a time when securing our systems and protecting our information has never been more important, this book hits the mark.”
—Dave Kennedy, founder of TrustedSec, Binary Defense

“This book is everything you would want to learn from the subject masters—it is an authoritative and a precious resource that both IoT security researchers and developers will want keep close by. I recommend this book for anyone interested in making IoT more secure.”
—John Moor, Managing Director, IoT Security Foundation

“The authors provide a simple, effective and structured approach to hacking IoT, covering the major attack surface of the ecosystem.”
—Aseem Jakhar, Author of EXPLIoT Framework and Co-Founder Payatu

Practical IoT Hacking is an essential guide to get an understanding on how the world around you works. This is a must have book to add to your hardware hacking arsenal.”
—Craig Smith, author of the Car Hacker's Handbook

Practical IoT Hacking gracefully takes on the herculean task of introducing an organized approach to IoT device security with an end to end, accessible and actionable set of guidance and tool recommendations. A wide range of stakeholders in IoT product development and manufacturing would benefit from applying this knowledge early and often. I would recommend this book as a required reference for anyone involved in IoT device design, or even for personal awareness of data privacy and security for technically oriented users.”
—J. Metzger, Director of Cybersecurity, implanted and wireless data medical device manufacturer

“What I really like about this book is that it is useful for a wide ranging audience: students interested in IT security, people who are interested in securing their home network, and professionals who want to learn how to hack and secure new IoT devices for their colleagues or customers. This book deserves a place on your (digital) bookshelf.”
—Stef van Dop, KPN REDteam

"I'm so thrilled to see this book available to people to take the high level 'IoT security is important' and turn it into a practical guide to hack these devices in an effort to expose the security issues we must address as a community. The authors are immediately credible on the topic, the content is superbly approachable, and it's obvious this book and its readers will have a meaningful positive impact on the topic."
—Robert M. Lee, CEO and Co-Founder of Dragos, Inc. and Senior SANS Instructor

“This incredible resource provides comprehensive, hands-on information on everything from security nuances in IoT devices and ecosystems, to ethical disclosure of vulnerabilities, and even the application of anti-hacking laws. We may joke about the absurdity of Internet-connected toasters and dog dishes, but lack of IoT security can mean real physical consequences. For those who would test and secure the rising tide of digitally-enabled physical objects, this is the book for you.”
—Harley Geiger, Senior Director of Public Policy, Rapid 7

Practical IoT Hacking is an exciting book and a fantastic resource for anyone interested in hardware hacking—from amateur to professional. Chapter by chapter, the authors peel away layers of complexity and demonstrate the tools and techniques used to assess the security of IoT systems. Most importantly, the book introduces an IoT testing framework that walks readers through not only the technical 'how' but the context of 'what' and 'why' as well.”
—T. Miklas, Head of Penetration Testing at a global bank

"As attack surfaces go, IoT presents the most dynamic, rapid, and intimate expansion of the cyber domain into our daily and professional lives. This book recognizes the opportunities and risks of this expansion and delivers a comprehensive resource to address them. Practically laid out into progressive areas of exploration and focus, this book will be a learning blueprint for IoT security newcomers, a reference for those already working in it day-to-day, and a security roadmap for those working in IoT design and defense. Highly recommended!"
—Casey Ellis, Founder/Chairman/CTO, BugCrowd

"Wonderful depth and breadth in the book; I hope you all consider pre-ordering if you're keen on IoT security & research!"
Mark Stanislav, Information Security Architect at Cisco

Check out this IoT Podcast interview with co-author Beau Woods.