Exploiting Embedded Devices

This chapter covers the topic of exploiting embedded devices. This topic is becoming increasingly important with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), as covered in previous chapters. From elevators to cars, toasters, and everything “smart,” embedded devices are becoming ubiquitous, and the security vulnerabilities and threats are becoming innumerable. As Bruce Schneier has observed, it is like the Wild West of the 1990s all over again; everywhere we look, there are vulnerabilities in these embedded devices. Schneier explains that this is because of many factors, including the limited resources of the devices themselves and the limited resources of the manufacturers in the low-margin field of ...

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