It is no doubt that we love attacking machines (ethically off course) and although most of it does require us to have knowledge of an extensive set of tools and packages, sometimes we require gear to do exactly that.
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All the tools outlined in this post are some of the gadgets that we have found ourselves needing as we hack from the comfort of our seats to a in-person pentest operation.
Raspberry Pi 4
One of the most useful and powerful tools for a hacker is a Raspberry Pi. It is basically a single board computer with the size of a credit card and can run a fully-fledged Linux instance.
Do you want to have a portable Kali instance, want to run Tails on a device you can crush with your arm, Raspberry Pi is your best best.
How about you don't take our word for it and see how MR. Robot is able to bring down a massive corporation by the use of a Raspberry Pi.
Look for the MR. Robot TV shown and let us know what you think.
USB Rubber Ducky
The USB Rubber Ducky is a compact USB device that emulates a keyboard when plugged into a computer. It is brought to us by the good folks at Hak5.
The second device that you will need in your security career is a USB Rubber Duck. We just call it a Ducky.
The USB Rubber Ducky can rapidly input predefined keystrokes, commands, or scripts, often used for automating tasks, exploiting vulnerabilities, or executing specific actions on a target computer.
Trust us, once you try this device, you will wonder what is the purpose of social engineering.
The third device in this category is a Wi-Fi Pineapple. It is essentially a specialized wireless route that allows you to perform network security assessment and pentesting.
Using a Wi-Fi pineapple, you can mimic a trusted Wi-Fi access point that any device can connect to. This can allow you to test network capture and network traffic analyze.
The Ubertooth One is an open-source wireless development platform designed to enable the exploration of Bluetooth and other wireless technologies.
It was developed by the Great Scott Gadgets is a powerful tool when performing Bluetooth security research, penetration testing, and hacking. The Ubertooth One is essentially a hardware platform that allows you to monitor and analyze Bluetooth communications.
The latest invention from Hak5 is the O.M.G Cables. these are USB cables with advanced implants that can emulate attack scenarios.
They include featuers such as Keystroke injection, Mouse injection, automatic payload deploy, self-destruct feature, Wi-Fi triggers and more.
Want to experiment with embedded attacks, this might just the device you are looking for.
How could we possibly forget SDRs. For this one, we have the HackRF One which is powerful Software Defined Radio rom the Great Scott Gadgets.
This SDR is capable of transmitting or receiving radio signals from 1 MHz to 6 GHz. Do you want to test out radio hacking, this one is for you. It also with a powerfulf free and open source platform.
This covert inline screen grabber sits between HDMI devices - like a computer and monitor, or console and television - to quietly capture screenshots. Perfect for sysadmins, pentesters and anyone wanting to record what's on a screen.
It is more likely that you do not want to have your sensitive information exposed. The best way to transport sensitive data is by using an Encrypted USB drive.
This comes with protection from Brute Force attacks and BadUSB attach protection. It also comes with multi-password configuration and virtual keyboard protection.
Lock Pick Tool Set
You are probably familiar that although you can hack a lot of devices without ever leaving your desk, it comes a time where you need to have hands on approach. Having a lock pick tool set can come to aid when testing physical security of a place.
Signal Blocking Bag
Do I really need to mention about singal blocking bag? I guess not. Trust me, always carry your sensitive devices in this bag such as your credit cards.
And there you have it. A set of gadgets that are bound to enhance your journey as pentester. Please use the above tools for ethical purposes only.
We are not responsible for any malicious activities that may be performed by any of the tools recommended in this site. Use your head in whatever you do!