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Liquid security scenario

I'm a part of a small team of undergraduate developers taking a course on developing Arduino and Raspberry Pi applications with a focus on the Internet of Things. Our current task is to imagine, ...
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How do I secure my networked printers?

I've been reading a lot about how network printers can be a big security breach, but precious little about what to do about it. I have 2 Canon printers, a Pro-100 and a MG6821. Neither one requires ...
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Self-signed CA certificates - Can we throw away the private keys

I'm rather confused about self-signed certificates. I would be grateful if anyone can clear up my confusion. I'm working with Amazon AWS IoT, and in order to create our own certificates on a device ...
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How to eavesdrop and decrypt the HTTPs communication of an IoT device?

I am trying to setup a MitM scenario between an IoT device and WAN. It is possible and quite easy to achieve same thing for the application run on a mobile device by setting my proxy server(Fiddler)'s ...
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IOT secure data transfer

I have a question about a monitoring software architecture. Think about 50 different locations in different cities. Assume that these locations are small plants. In every location there are ...
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Monitoring and Securing IoT devices [closed]

I have a mix of IoT devices at home. Alexas, WiFi PLugs, Smartthings (with related Z-Wave/Zigbee devices). I've been on the hunt for a solution to monitor what these devices send out and secure data ...
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Proper security for IoT device

I'm developing a product with simple Cortex-M MCU (with no OS on board, firmware on bare metal) and internet connectivity via external module. How do I make it secure? More specifically, how do I ...
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Penetration testing or Malware analysis? [closed]

My M.Sc research is about developing IDS for IOT. I'm confused about which field should learn more about; penetration testing or malware analysis. I have some knowledge about each one but for IDS, ...
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Lightweight terminal protocol for IoT

For IoT devices with limited resources (e.g. embedded system with 32 kB RAM, 128 kB Flash memory, running an RTOS such as FreeRTOS, small TCP/IP stack such as lwIP): It might be useful to have a ...
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Do I need Gateway Firewall for IoT network? [closed]

Do I need a gateway firewall to prevent attacks like DoS, if my IoT network can only talk to cloud using IPsec? Even if there is need that can be implemented at cloud. Is there any need for it to ...
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What is the risk of running a IOT device exposed to the internet using non https port?

I have a IOT device in my home that controls my security system and let me enable/disable it. It can be accessed via web interface and a mobile app. It's unknown to me what OS or other ports that may ...
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Robust SSL pinning on IoT device with Let’s Encrypt

I would like to implement SSL pinning on ESP8266. Since leaf certificate is changing quite often I would like to check for which domain leaf was issued and check that root belong Let’s Encrypt. To ...
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Reverse engineering MQTT commands of an Alarm App

I have this alarm called Chuango H4 that uses WIFI and GSM to be controlled via a Chuango app called "Smart Home". I want to be able to controll the alarm by my own means. Using the Wireshark packet ...
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What kind of IoT devices use certificates?

I have read that PKI certificates are the main way to provide security on IoT platforms. And the common enrollment protocols for certificates are: SCEP (Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol) EST (...
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Authenticate against third party with OTP

First of all I want to mention, that I absolutely do NOT want to implement my own crypto in any way. I was just thinking about this topic and after some research I was not finding a good solution. I ...
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Security Advantages of Azure Sphere vs other embedded OS

I know Azure Sphere is new, and to my understanding Microsoft is targeting the embedded IOT market, but how is Azure Sphere more secure than other embedded RTOS systems like VxWorks or Integrity? Don'...
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Which are the most dangerous and popular botnets that came from IoT devices?

The ease of taking control of a cheap IoT device makes them the perfect target to craft a botnet to perform DDoS attacks. I heard about botnets created from a lot of hacked IoT devices used to ...
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Which are the most common vulnerabilities for poor crafted IoT devices? [closed]

I'm learning about securing IoT devices and starting to learn how to develop my own software for them. I wanted to know which are the most common vulnerabilities that any scriptkiddie could exploit ...
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Secure pairing support in various RF standards

I would like to understand if secure pairing can be implemented in all (or none)? IoT RF standards. For example: BLE provides Out-of-band possibility, which seems like only really secure option to me....
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Does LoraWan protocol's Over The Air Activation run Diffie Hellman?

I am looking at the LoraWan protocol specification and I want to capture the over the air activation of a device. So far I have seen the: https://zakelijkforum.kpn.com/lora-forum-16/over-the-air-...
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ESP8266 Dash Button Security

I have built a dash button using ESP8266 microcontroller. The microcontroller should make a response to a ASP.NET WebApi Rest Service to trigger an action. How can i make this api call secure. The ...
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IoT Device user needs to perform task requiring Windows admin privilege

Our IoT device runs only our application and the device users can not launch additional apps. The IoT device users and IoT device admins both run under normal (non-admin) accounts with identical ...
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Is using both client side certificate and JWT for IoT device redundant?

Is there a case to be made for authorizing with both a client side certificate and JWT for an IoT device? Are JWTs good enough (assuming following of the specs)? And if client side certs are truly ...
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How to keep Internet of Things projects secure? [closed]

I want to experiment with the use of sensors for data logging and potentially for automated actions based on data properties. An example of the latter is if a value being monitored exceeds a threshold ...
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How do you change the password of an IoT device like a DVR box?

The above picture is Brian Krebs responding with advice about protecting yourself from the IoT hacks. It's common advice given for protecting IoT devices from attacks like the Mirai botnet. My ...
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I am looking for a new firewall [closed]

I am looking for help on purchasing a firewall and some information on firewall recommendation. I am not really technically savvy but, I understand a bit about networking so bear with me. I have been ...
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Is a PKI for the IoT really a good idea?

I am reading a bit about the security of IoT devices and found quite a lot of articles describing how a PKI would be an improvement for the current infrastructure. I am, however, not convinced if ...
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How does Mirai (or any IoT malware) perform the initial infection? [duplicate]

From what I understand, Mirai and other related IoT malware use already infected bots to perform the scanning of various IPs for open ports to find potential new victims. How is the first bot infected ...
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How can I properly secure the WiFi setup process of an IoT device?

My company develops a WiFi-connected IoT product. I want to make sure that the process of getting the user's WiFi credentials into the device is as safe as possible. At the moment, the product is in a ...
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What are security problems with hole punching technique in the context of IoT?

Context: Hole Punching is one of NAT traversal techniques. It was first designed for P2P applications where the two peers are both behind the NAT. In the context of IoT, this technique is implemented ...
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Is it safe to use an auto pay feature on my smart watch that stores card info?

(So guess what I got for Christmas...) While I do appreciate the tech and some of the features in the smart watch, I am skeptical of it's biggest feature -- the Pay feature which essentially ...
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Port-forwarding to a web server on Raspberry Pi

I've recently created a relatively simple smart Christmas tree which is a Raspberry PI Zero W powered LED strip. In order to control it via IFTTT webhooks, I've started a lightweight flask server on ...
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What are some interesting project ideas that use machine learning to solve issues in IOT security? [closed]

I am interesting in IOT security and machine learning/deep learning. I am looking for good project ideas to work on. example: http://projectabstracts.com/20138/a-malicious-pattern-detection-engine-...
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How safe are wifi enabled talking toys?

There have been ads on the radio recently for a wifi enabled toy called Talkies, which are advertised as being able to communicate with app enabled phones, with a "trusted circle" that other phones ...
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How to steal a HTTP packet, change and re-send

I'm doing a project to my college and I have this scenario: Arduino (192.168.0.113): Receiving packets and send response My router (192.168.0.2): WPS from my gateway My gateway (192.168.0.1): Receive ...
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how to implement TLS between web-server and embedded devices

I am working on remote light control system. The devices/controllers are like raspberry pi sized units running embedded programs to accept commands from a management application running on remote web-...
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Additional risks to home network in exposing (raspberry pi) honeypot to the internet

While I would like to contribute piping of logs from a home-deployed honeypot to the DSHIELD project using a raspberry pi, I am concerned that the additional exposure of the port to the internet would ...
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Secure operation of IoT equipment?

In the light of recent events around Mirai not being the only IoT botnet, but being joined by IoTroop / IoT_reaper (see here and here ), I wondered what steps need to be taken to securely operate an ...
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Managing https security for IoT gateways

My company is a IoT-Gateway manufacturer. Customers are increasingly getting serious about security issues in the IoT domain. Additionally, governments require dedicated security features as HTTPS for ...
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Protecting smart devices on my local network [closed]

I have a network of smart devices I have created, I wish to make more secure from attackers. I have implemented a Gateway on a Data Stream Network (DSN) to allow users to access these devices and ...
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Malware Analysis for Internet of Things Malware

How do we do malware analysis for Non-Windows based datasets? In the Internet of Things, a good percentage of devices are neither windows based, nor Linux nor Mac nor Android. They are sensor and ...
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Should firmware images for IoT be encrypted for security reasons?

When working with Internet of Things devices, is it recommend to obfuscate or encrypt firmware images pushed to clients? This to make reverse engineering harder. (They should be signed of course)
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How to brute force a login page of an IP camera created in .asp?

I am new to stackexchange. I desperately need some help. I am doing my thesis on 'IoT Threats', one of my objectives is to try to brute force into an IP camera. I am using Kali Linux Hydra to do the ...
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Why do cellphones not use software to simulate a NAT router between the phone and the internet?

Connecting through wifi adds the benefit of being behind NAT. Why do cellphones not simulate being behind a nat network when connecting directly to the internet to limit the attack surface? Or, is ...
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Using TLS Certificates in IoT Devices

I am not sure whether this is the exact forum to ask this question. If not please transfer it to another. Domain As we know the IoT is growing rapidly and millions of devices are invading our ...
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Could someone execute an assassination by exploiting a connected thermostat? [closed]

With connected thermostats such as the Nest gaining popularity due to their convenience, I've been wondering for a while about the potential for exploiting its intended function rather than just using ...
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Does still make sense to use SHA1?

I'm working with Arduino and hash-based signatures which are signature schemes that use only hash functions. Due to the constraints of an Arduino I was thinking about using SHA1 as the underlying ...
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How to detect, if ESP32 or ESP2866 IoT devices hide malicious in their firmware?

ESP32 and ESP2866 devices are very famous as cheap IoT controller and connect via wireless LAN. Unfortunately the firmware of these devices is still closed source and quite large. It is there any ...
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Anomaly detection system for resource constraint nodes in IoT [closed]

I am looking for any open source implementation of anomaly based IDS for resource constrained nodes. As in Internet of things, we have heterogeneous endpoints with limited processing and storage. With ...
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How would an external attacker utilise universal plug and play to bypass a firewall?

I'm wondering what strategies and techniques are used to bypass firewalls which have universal plug and play. I'm aware of security issues regarding UPNP in the past but I've also heard that there ...