Could you hack a computer?

Raspberry Pi computers have a price as low as $ 5, and beyond its many great uses can also be used to hack computers and create backdoors that allow remote access to hackers. And this is precisely what Samy Kamkar’s last creation does.

Kamkar is a security expert who is always trying to create new ways to bypass security measures of all kinds of computer and device “to force them to improve.” His latest invention is called “Poison Tap” and is a device based on a Raspberry Pi Zero (that costs $ 5) that can infiltrate and plant a backdoor on a computer, even if it is locked by password.

Hacking is easier than you may think

Just install the malicious software on a microSD card and connect it to the Pi Zero, then you can create backdoors on any victim computer by connecting it to a USB port for at least one minute. At that time Poison Tap will fool the computer into believing it to be an Internet device over any USB, which will give you access to the system.

The most interesting of its creation is that instead of installing the backdoor on the computer as such, Poison Tap does it in the browser cache, which allows you to skip most security measures of different operating systems and browsers.

The Poison Tap source code is available on the Kamkar website. As a security measure against this kind of malicious tools the hacker always recommends to leave the computer in Suspend mode when we move away from it, or simply to destroy all its USB ports … at least until the different antivirus and protection methods take into account this kind of tools. You could be the next Mr. Robot without knowing it, so why not try to develop your skills as a feared hacker? Maybe you will enjoy the action.