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Pi Zero serving the dark side.

Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:31 pm

While Reading about last October massive DDOS attack, I wondered if the PI was targeted by Mirai and was glad to see it was not part of it.

Disgruntled gamer 'likely' behind October US hacking: expert

Mirai credentials used on github

Unfortunately,
i saw that someone else came with the Idea of using a Pi Zero to hack a computer, but at least you need physical access to the computer.

thehackernews.com: pi Zero used to hack any computer
Well-known hardware hacker Samy Kamkar has once again devised a cheap exploit tool, this time that takes just 30 seconds to install a privacy-invading backdoor into your computer, even if it is locked with a strong password.
Dubbed PoisonTap, the new exploit tool runs freely available software on a tiny $5/£4 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer, which is attached to a USB adapter.
The attack works even if the targeted computer is password-protected if a browser is left open in the computer's background.
All an attacker need is to plug the nasty device in the target computer and wait.


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http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=70191

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Re: Pi Zero serving the dark side.

Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:42 pm

The Register picked up the story about the Pi Zero USB attack... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/17 ... er_thinks/

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