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BLOG: Wolf in sheep's clothing at Black Hat: Getting pwn'd by innocent looking devices

Darlene Storm | Aug. 2, 2013
Until Apple patches the vulnerability that allows the exploit, all iPhone or iPad users are vulnerable as the device does not need to be jailbroken for the attack to work.

Pwnie Express penetration testing tool Pwn Plug R2 disguised as innocuous Wi-Fi router

Under its innocuous exterior is a plethora of hardware and "software with teeth," offering one-click "evil" penetration testing. It all "adds up to a fairly nasty surprise for a network on the receiving end." According to Ars Technica, which got a sneak peak before the new device debuted at Black Hat, the Pwn Plug R2 is "a Linux-powered NSA-in-a-box, providing white hat hackers and corporate network security professionals a 'drop box' system that can be remotely controlled over a covert Internet channel or a cellular data connection."

 

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