My Robot Has WiFi!

Wireless communication using Bluetooth! Thanks to the Adafruit EZ-Link!  Basically that tiny board sticking out on top is a Bluetooth Serial-Link, allows me to remove the cable that binds the robot to my PC / MAC.  Now I cannot only program the robot wirelessly, but if I choose to, I can send it commands wirelessly over the air – thus completing Asimov’s second rule of robotics (if you don’t know the…

Security Tips for 2014

Based on the number of different types of attack over the previous year (2013).  Pentura thought they would release a small list of possible actions and supporting programs/tools that can be used to secure your assets in 2014. Back-up your data. (OSX – Time Machine, Windows – Acronis Backup Software, Linux – many solutions) Don’t use public WiFi AccessPoints without a VPN (e.g. Cloak, OpenVPN to a home server) Configure…

How to Create Mark V Pineapple Infusions/Plugins

Introduction The Pineapple (since Mark IV) has introduced the idea of infusions; community written plugins that when approved become available on the Pineapple-Bar for all to use.  Since the introduction of Interface 3.0/Mk4 or 1.0/Mk5 these infusions have changed to a more uniformed modular approach.  This has the following benefits: easier to create modular design similar code-base (easier to review) generally more secure code Now creating new plugins may seem…

WiFi Pineapple; Decrypting SSL Traffic on Mobile Applications

Introduction Most people view the WiFi Pineapple as in intrusive piece of kit. Marketed as a WiFi device that can trick unsuspecting clients to connect to the AccessPoint (AP) because the device is sending out Probe responses that match devices Probe requests.  From there a victim is then susceptible to Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attacks, interception and traffic manipulation.  The device has been famously used on Channel 4’s Derren Browns Apocalypse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derren_Brown:_Apocalypse),…

New WiFi Pineapple; From Britain with Love!

Introduction Since approximately around the time of our posting Blue for the Pineapple (6 months ago). Hak5 Pineapple Team have disappeared underground to produce the new Mark 5 Pineapple. A customised board that is cheaper to produce and more easily affordable. The Mark 5 has 2x WiFi cards (Atheros 9331 & RTL8187 (famously known as an Alfa)), with SMA connectors. Twice the RAM & ROM (16MB & 64MB), with the…

…Yellow for a slice of Pineapple Pi…

First we brought you “Blue for the Pineapple…” a cheap Access Point and hack to make the Pineapple Project more affordable for students/researchers or even pentesters as a cheap expendable throwaway pwn-box. The plan to port the Pineapple was always on the cards, especially after the successful port to the TPLink AP.  After several inquisitive comments and emails we bring you an update… …a slice of Pineapple Pi .