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Practical IoT Hacking by Fotios Chantzis, Ioannis Stais, Paulino Calderon, Evangelos Deirmentzoglou and Beau Woods
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Practical IoT Hacking by Fotios Chantzis, Ioannis Stais, Paulino Calderon, Evangelos Deirmentzoglou and Beau Woods
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Apr 09, 2021 | ISBN 9781718500907

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“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

“Presented in a thorough and comprehensive fashion, this book is approachable by readers with a wide range of technical abilities. By shining much needed light on the wide attack surface and many technical aspects involved in hacking all connected things, the foundation of knowledge provided by this book should help in ensuring future devices are built to be secure by design. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in connected device security.”
—Marc Rogers, Security Researcher

“Whether you’re deploying, defending or learning to attack IoT devices, this book provides valuable insight into the tactics and techniques attackers use to compromise these devices.”
—CEO, BRK Security

“An excellent book to get you started on IoT hacking . . . definitely a must-read.”
—Electronic Cats

“The best resource that is currently available to get you from zero knowledge to a competent IoT security researcher. . . . this is the most complete IoT hacking book to get someone with no knowledge of the domain or even a seasoned professional, and elevate them to level where they won’t just feel comfortable performing IoT security research, but they’d also have all the required skills to do so.”

“I really recommend it, both for those who ‘play’ with IoT devices in their homes, and for those who must audit these devices as part of their work.”
—Jaime Andrés Restrepo – CEO,

“It’s a comprehensive book, and it’s an important topic. . . . full of useful examples.”
—Robert Vamosi, The Hacker Mind

“Filled with tutorials and technical knowledge, this is a must-have resource for organizations who want to [improve] their IoT security readiness.”
—Daniel Hein, Solutions Review

“For someone who wants to take a breath of fresh air and do something interesting.”
—Cristi Vlad, YouTuber

Table Of Contents



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: Abusing RFID
Chapter 11: Exploiting Bluetooth Low Energy
Chapter 12: Wi-Fi Hacking
Chapter 13: Exploiting 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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