Abusing the Internet of Things: Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts

9781491902332: Abusing the Internet of Things: Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts
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The upcoming IoT age will blur the line between our physical and online lives. Attacks targeting our online spaces will put our physical security at risk. Traditionally, the attack vectors to our fundamental luxuries have required physical tampering, mostly because access to the infrastructure has been limited from the Internet. This is about to change with the upcoming disruption caused by a future with billions of "things" connected to the Internet.

This book takes a fascinating look into abusing the most popular IoT-based devices already available in the market. You'll learn how a simple attack can cause a perpetual blackout targeting LED lightbulbs, how bad security decisions have grossly violated the physical safety and privacy of families, and how the insecurity of powerful electric vehicles can put your life at risk.

The goal of this book is to demonstrate tangible risk in IoT devices that we're going to depend on more and more as time progresses. Once we begin to understand the cause of actual security vulnerabilities in devices today, we will begin to set the path for a future that will help us enable these devices to securely enhance and augment our lives.

The stakes are high. Malicious attackers are already hard at work uncovering and exploiting these security defects and they will continue to find crafty avenues to abuse their knowledge every way they can. These attackers span the spectrum of curious college students to sophisticated private and state sponsored criminal gangs that are interested in terrorizing individuals and populations. The impact of security vulnerabilities in IoT devices can lead to mass compromise of privacy and cause physical harm.

Über den Autor:

Nitesh Dhanjani is a well known security researcher, author, and speaker. Dhanjani is the author of "Abusing the Internet of Things: Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts" (O'Reilly), “Hacking: The Next Generation” (O’Reilly), “Network Security Tools: Writing, Hacking, and Modifying Security Tools” (O’Reilly) and “HackNotes: Linux and Unix Security” (Osborne McGraw-Hill). Dhanjani has been invited to talk at various information security events such as the Black Hat Briefings, RSA, Hack in the Box, Microsoft Blue Hat, and the NSTAC committee. Dhanjani's work has been reported by large media outlets such as CNN, Reuters, MSNBC, and Forbes.

Dhanjani is currently Executive Director at a large consulting firm where he advises executives at the largest corporations around the world on how to establish and execute multi-million dollar cyber security programs. Dhanjani is also responsible for evangelizing brand new technology service lines around emerging technologies and trends, including IoT, Big Data, Cloud, and Mobile security.

Dhanjani graduated from Purdue University with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science.

Dhanjani's personal blog is located at dhanjani.com. You can follow him on Twitter here: @nitesh_dhanjani

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Nitesh Dhanjani
Verlag: O'reilly UK Ltd. Aug 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1491902337 ISBN 13: 9781491902332
Neu Taschenbuch Anzahl: 1
(Einbeck, Deutschland)

Buchbeschreibung O'reilly UK Ltd. Aug 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 231x179x25 mm. Neuware - 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. 296 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781491902332

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