Tool and Usage
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Why this tool?
Expliot is a framework to perform security testing and exploitation of IoT infrastructure and IoT devices. It comes with a set of tests in the form of plugins. The framework can be extended by creating custom plugins. As you may expect from a tool like Expliot, the typical communication protocols and message buses are supported. Examples include CANBus, BLE, MQTT, CoAP. In other words, enough acronyms for those familiar with the technology.
How it works
Expliot is started using the efconsole tool. Besides some generic actions, this console can show (list) or execute (run) the defined plugins.
Usage and audience
Expliot is commonly used for hardware security, IoT security testing, or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
- Command line interface
- Extendable with custom tests and plugins
Example usage and output
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + The source code of this software is available
History and highlights
- Demo at DEF CON 26 Demo Labs
Supported operating systems
Expliot is known to work on Linux.
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Related tool information
This tool is categorized as a IoT security tools.