Hacking Zigbee IoT networks is on rising, ZigBee Attacks can be disruptive to your entire network, learn how to secure your IoT network from malicious Hackers.

Hacking ZigBee
Hacking ZigBee

ZigBee networks are dedicated to sensor networks with low power consumption, they operate on 2.4 Ghz ISM Frequency and has the standard IEEE 802.15.4 specification dedicated to radio signals.

WWWW – All devices connected

Zigbee Devices
Zigbee Devices

Typical application areas include:

  • Home automation
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Industrial control systems
  • Embedded sensing
  • Medical data collection
  • Smoke and intruder warning
  • Building automation
  • Remote wireless microphone configuration

The Alliance

ZigBee Network

Device Types



Coordinator, Router, End Device

ZigBee Topologies

Star, Mesh and Cluster tree

Zigbee Attacks

  • Physical
  • Key
  • Replay / Injection

Physical Attacks

PirateBUS and GoodFet help us find the encryption key by sniffing the transmission protocols or impersonation a device.

  • 1-Wire
  • JTAG
  • SPI
  • Async Serial

Key Based Attacks

ZigBee as two type of keys hardcoded (pre shared key) or updated by OTA.

Replay / Injection Attacks

zigbee sniffer can be used to collect data

ZigBee Security Frameworks


Zigbee Protocol Analyzer


  • ApiMote
  • ELK
  • RZ Raven

Hacking ZigBee

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