Wisconsin-based security researcher Kevin Bong has developed a tiny spy computer named the Mini Pwner to crack the corporate networks. The cracking tool, which is too small that a hacker can fit it into an Altoid tin, can be unnoticeably plugged into an Ethernet port to hack the entire network. Hence, it is high time you should begin to inspect the tool kit or even the mint tin of a repairman visiting your office. A hacker can now easily leak the entire company secrets using this inconspicuous tool.
Once connected to a network, Mini Pwner will use Wi-Fi connectivity to feed the information to the nearby hacker. The hacking tool measures in 2-inch square by 1-inch thin. Bong sells the product for just $99. One can also put together the tool using a TP-Link router that runs the open source OpenWRT, a USB drive and a battery pack.
Bong says that the best way to gain access to a company’s secrets is to look professional and use advanced techniques. Once the tool is configured, a hacker can easily surf through the information of his/her targeted source sitting nearby the office. Mini Pwner is indeed a professional way for hacking; however, remember that it is still illegal and a crime.
Going by specs, the Mini Pwner is originally a TP-Link TL-WR703N router. It further features 4GB flash drive for storage capacity. The tool touts Wi-Fi 802.11n and a Gig Ethernet port. The battery of the Mini Pwner will last for five hours. That means hackers can ooze the secret information from a source continuously for five hours.
The tool comes with lots of software items such as Nmap for network scanning, Tcpdump for sniffing, aircrack for wireless network analysis and openvpn for VPN Client and Server and much more.