Good news for all you chaps who are worried sick about your network’s security. Pwnie express has
launched a new toy named ‘Pwn Pad’ which is a fully functional Android based hacking kit. The company
has a history of providing cutting edge technology products which are elegantly designed and come with
Pwnie Products launched last year
Last year in the RSA conference, they unveiled the ‘Pwn Plug’. It is a white box which resembles your
everyday power strip but can open the back doors of corporate networks with admirable ease, to the
security administrators. And there is the ‘pen-testing phone’ introduced by them, which runs on Linux
and compatible for Nokia mobile models. So they have developed an uncanny knack of delivering
impressive gadgets at rather attractive price-points. The earlier security tools like Power Pwn launched
by Pwnie were mostly stationary models. But this new launch is aimed at enabling engineers to have a
check on the security vulnerabilities even when they travel.
The Pwn Pad
Pwn Pad is the latest addition to Pwnie express’ kitty of security tools. It is modeled as a tablet and is
built on the Google’s Android OS. Though there are already many hacking tools available on the Android
platform, this would be the first time notable wireless tools such as Kismet and Aircrack-ng are able to
run on this Operating system. According to Dave Porcello, CEO Pwnie express, this would be the first
time a pen-tester would be able to conduct his pen-testing through a tablet.
Technology behind Pwn Pad
For a wireless security tool to run on Android device, it has to bypass the Linux OS streamlined to fit the
Android platform. This Linux OS does not support the operation called ‘packet injection’. It is a kernel-
level feature which facilitates interaction of data on wireless networks. So far the traditional security
tools were not able to progress beyond this point. Pwnie Express has successfully sorted out this issue
by using TP-Link wireless adapter to facilitate packet injection. It is a white device with an antenna and
rather bulky compared to the default wireless chip which comes with Android devices. But according to
Porcello, it offers almost 10 times the range than the chip. The device combines the Nexus 7 with Wi-Fi
This device counters admirably the threat of any kind – be it social engineering or insider security
breach, faced by security networks. It offers unprecedented simplicity and effectiveness in tackling both
wired and wireless security systems. This elegant little device enables you to monitor and access your
network even when you are on the move. It has an electrifying speed, a wide 7” screen and extremely
light in weight. Its extended battery life ensures provides a never before opportunity for pen-testers to
work on the road. It is attractively priced at close to $800.
But don’t just take our word for it. Watch the online video released by them for their contest ‘Don’t Get
Pwned- Pwnie Up’ which features the likely security breaches that could happen in a mere window of
three minutes. It also features a demo of Pwn Pad.
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