Saturday, 31 October 2015

New Pineapple For Wifi Hacking Announced

A tool that researchers use frequently on television and in workshops to demonstrate the risks of Wi-Fi networks, the WiFi Pineapple and will be releasing a new version of the versatile device. That the developer via Twitter announced.

The WiFi Pineapple is a small device that has multiple Ethernet ports, a Wi-Fi and a USB connection and runs on the Jasager firmware. This firmware is based on OpenWRT, a popular alternative for many router operating systems. What the pineapple makes it ideal for testing applications, Wi-Fi networks and WiFi users is how it occurs as an access point.

Many smartphones, laptops and tablets have network software that automatically connect to access points which was signed earlier. The pineapple says these devices against which it is one of these access points, after which the victim of the device connects automatically. Then all WiFi traffic passes through the pineapple and can be stored, analyzed and manipulated.

Besides demonstrations of the tool is also used by penetration testers, law enforcement agencies, the military and government, so let Hak5 know, the company that develops the pineapple. The WiFi Pineapple Mark V is the latest model, but is no longer offered by Hak5. Namely the reason is a new model. Details are still missing, except that the new Pineapple "soon" appears.

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