January, 2016:
"Abusing the Internet of Things" by Nitesh Dhanjani

Book cover, Abusing the Internet of Things by Nitesh Dhanjani

Essential data

Author: Nitesh Dhanjani
Genre: Computer science
Published: 2015
Pages: Unknown
Reading started: January 12th, 2016
Current progress: Location 5464 of 5464 (100%)
Reading ended: January 23rd, 2016. "Abusing the Internet of Things" was successfully finished in 11 days.
Review score: 3 of 5

Description

O'Reilly (publisher): A future with billions of connected "things" includes monumental security concerns. This practical book explores how malicious attackers can abuse popular IoT-based devices, including wireless LED lightbulbs, electronic door locks, baby monitors, smart TVs, and connected cars.

If you're part of a team creating applications for Internet-connected devices, this guide will help you explore security solutions. You'll not only learn how to uncover vulnerabilities in existing IoT devices, but also gain deeper insight into an attacker's tactics.

  • Analyze the design, architecture, and security issues of wireless lighting systems
  • Understand how to breach electronic door locks and their wireless mechanisms
  • Examine security design flaws in remote-controlled baby monitors
  • Evaluate the security design of a suite of IoT-connected home products
  • Scrutinize security vulnerabilities in smart TVs
  • Explore research into security weaknesses in smart cars
  • Delve into prototyping techniques that address security in initial designs
  • Learn plausible attacks scenarios based on how people will likely use IoT devices