Power Pwn: A Stealthy New Hack Tool Disguised as an Innocent Power Strip

A Stealthy New Hack Tool Disguised as an Innocent Power Strip

The team behind the Pwn Plug, a little white box that can plug into any network and access it remotely, is at it again. This time, Pwnie Express is working for DARPA to create a hacking machine that looks like a power strip, cleverly called the Power Pwn.

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The device has wireless, ethernet and Bluetooth capabilities and can do a full-scale penetration test as well as bypass NAC and other security measures automatically.

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It has three modes: Evil AP, stealth mode and passive recon. In stealth mode, the listening ports are disabled and the device is unpingable.

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The Power Pwn has 16GB of internal storage and can even receive commands via SMS messaging.

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Anyone with $1,295 to spare can pre-order a Power Pwn now. The partnership with DARPA should deter most evildoers, but still, make sure to be on the lookout for stray power strips around your home or office.

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Want to know more? You can see all the technical specs for the Power Pwn (or even order one for yourself) here.

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