Hak5 Field Kit Pocket Guide

Pocket Guide:
Essentials of Operation

Since 2008 Hak5 has been developing tools for penetration testers and IT professionals. Hak5 devices have found their way into the hearts and toolkits of the modern hacker. Most notable for their ease of use, devices like the USB Rubber Ducky, WiFi Pineapple and LAN Turtle stay true to the Hak5 design philosophy – make it do the thing. From wireless auditing to clandestine remote access and physical access mayhem, Hak5 tools have you covered. It’s no surprise they’ve been featured in TV shows like Mr Robot, Person of Interest and The Black List.

This book takes a practical approach to the Hak5 Toolkit, covering operation essentials of the WiFi Pineapple, USB Rubber Ducky and LAN Turtle. An emphasis has been placed on workflow and responsible operation. While not all-encompassing, each section aims to provide clarity on basic usage and best practices.


Essentials of Operation

WiFi Pineapple

The WiFi Pineapple enables organizational profiling, precision targeting and the ability to intercept, monitor and manipulate WiFi connections. Command the WiFi landscape from a beautiful web interface and direct attacks with the leading wireless penetration testing platform.

Acquire clients with a comprehensive suite of WiFi man-in-the-middle tools specializing in targeted asset collection, then analyze reports to identify vulnerable devices in your infrastructure. Since 2008 an open ecosystem of free community driven modules and continuous dedicated development has earned this rogue access point legendary status among infosec professionals.


USB Rubber Ducky

The USB Rubber Ducky is a keystroke injection tool disguised as a generic flash drive. Computers recognize it as a regular keyboard and accept its pre-programmed keystroke payloads at over 1000 words per minute.

Payloads are crafted using a simple scripting language and can be used to drop reverse shells, inject binaries, brute force pin codes, exfiltrate documents and many other automated functions for the penetration tester and systems administrator.


LAN Turtle

The LAN Turtle is a covert systems administration and penetration testing tool providing stealthy remove access, network intelligence and man-in-the-middle monitoring capabilities.

Housed within a generic USB Ethernet adapter case, the LAN Turtle's appearance allows it to blend into many environments. Drop it on a LAN and access from anywhere over SSH, Meterpreter, OpenVPN and more.


Who should read this book

You should read this book if you are a penetration tester, systems administrator, software engineer or other IT professional looking to gain knowledge about the Hak5 Toolkit and how to use them to audit computers, network infrastructure and the applications that transit these networks. A moderate technical expertise is appreciated, such as general familiarity with the Linux terminal.


About the Author

Darren Kitchen is the founder of Hak5, the award winning Internet television show inspiring hackers and enthusiasts since 2005. Breaking out of the '90s phone phreak scene, he has continued contributing to the hacker community as a speaker, instructor, author and developer of leading penetration testing tools.


Product Details

Paperback: 122 pages
Publisher: Hak5; 1st edition (November, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-9983732-0-1
Product Dimensions: 4.25 x 0.4 x 5.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

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