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Pi Zero-based WiFi hacking module created

Mr. Smashy's hacking module (Image source: @THESMASHY)
Mr. Smashy's hacking module (Image source: @THESMASHY)
A security developer on Twitter recently released a tutorial on how to create a WiFi hacking gadget using a Raspberry Pi Zero W. The module runs Raspbian Buster, under the hacker-friendly re4son kernel.

Mr. Smashy, a security developer, announced his latest Raspberry Pi-based creation on Twitter: a WiFi hacking module based on the Pi Zero W. He also released a DIY guide on how to make one for yourself. What do you need to make this hacking gadget?

A Rasperry Pi Zero W, a micro USB cable, a micro SD card, a power bank, and a small case to hold everything together. Mr. Smashy's WiFi hacking module runs Raspbian Buster, the Pi's default operating environment, off the SD card, with the hacker-friendly re4son kernel.

Re4son supports WiFi monitoring and injection functionality. While Kali isn't used here, Raspberry Pi hackers frequently run that security-centric Linux distro under the re4son kernel. Mr. Smashy's tool provides support for popular WiFi monitoring apps like Aircrack-ng.

What can you do with the device once you have it set up? If you're a red team penetration tester, you could use it for white hat pen-testing ops. You could also use it to test out your own network's security. As with any hacking platform, though, we encourage you to be responsible with this tool.


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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2019-12-30 (Update: 2019-12-30)