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The IoT Hacker's Handbook

A Practical Guide to Hacking the Internet of Things

  • Learn the possible threats affecting IoT devices and how developers and manufacturers can address these threats

  • Provides a practical approach with exercise and labs for IoT security

  • Covers the different components that make up an IoT device; security issues in Firmware, Radio, Hardware, Web Applications, Mobile applications; and security issues in all IoT components


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 1-16
  3. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 17-37
  4. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 39-58
  5. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 59-80
  6. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 81-107
  7. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 109-138
  8. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 187-222
  9. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 223-263
  10. Aditya Gupta
    Pages 265-309
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 311-320

About this book


Take a practioner’s approach in analyzing the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the security issues facing an IoT architecture.  

You’ll review the architecture's central components, from hardware communication interfaces, such as UARTand SPI, to radio protocols, such as BLE or ZigBee. You'll also learn to assess a device physically by opening it, looking at the PCB, and identifying the chipsets and interfaces. You'll then use that information to gain entry to the device or to perform other actions, such as dumping encryption keys and firmware. 

As the IoT rises to one of the most popular tech trends, manufactures need to take necessary steps to secure devices and protect them from attackers. The IoT Hacker's Handbook breaks down the Internet of Things, exploits it, and reveals how these devices can be built securely.


IoT Security Issues IoT Security Solutions Pentesting IoT Devices Firmware security assessment UART and JTAG Exploitation Embedded Device Hacking Software Defined Radio Exploiting Radio Protocols in IoT Bluetooth Sniffing and Exploitation ZigBee sniffing MQTT and CoAP security assessment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.WalnutUSA

About the authors

Aditya Gupta is the founder and CEO of Attify, Inc. – a specialized security firm offering IoT penetration testing and security training on IoT Exploitation. Over the past couple of years, Aditya has performed in-depth research on the security of these devices including smart homes, medical devices, ICS and SCADA systems, and has spoken at numerous international security conferences teaching people about the insecurity in these platforms and how it can be exploited. Aditya is also the co-author of the IoT Pentesting Cookbook and the author of Learning Pentesting for Android Devices.

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