Since the birth of Raspberry devices which were developed by Raspberry Pi Foundation, its always been one of the favourite toy for hackers from all around the world. The beauty of this is device is that its only for 25 USD $ and is a credit-card-sized single-board computer. Just look at the picture below or take out a credit card or a business card from your wallet and look at it. Yup that’s the size of our Raspberry Pi :).
[Picture Source: PCmag.com]
There are loads of embedded computers these days in the market but the important thing to note is that Raspberry Pi is one of the cheapest computing devices supporting Linux to date. I made a comparison sheet long ago showing the price range, Processing power , number of USB ports available and etc. of all the Linux supporting devices that I could find out from the internet at that time.
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Rasberry Pi is a GUN/Linux box and becuase of that hackers just love it more :). There are already 2 cool hacking distors availble for leets to download containing almost all the tools that are essential to carry out a pentest.
1) Raspberry PWN
This Debiean based linux distro is especially desgined for Rasspbery Pi and is released by the same guys behind the PWN Plugs and PWN Phone (www.pwnieexpress.com)
Raspberry PWN Tools List
Raspberry Pwn can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/pwnieexpress/Raspberry-Pwn
2) Pwn Pi
PwnPi is a Linux-based penetration testing dropbox distribution for the Raspberry Pi. It currently has 181 network security tools pre-installed to aid the penetration tester. Like Raspberry PWN it is also built on the debian squeeze image from the raspberry pi foundation’s website and uses Xfce as the window manager.
[Picture Source: http://www.pwnpi.com]
Complete PWN Pi Huge Tools list can be found here http://www.pwnpi.com/tools-list/
Note:- Compared to “Raspberry PWN”, PWNPi comes with more tools for Pentration Testing.
QEMU Processor Emulator for Rasberry Pi
Experiment with the Pi before buying one,QEMU-based emulator of the Raspberry Pi lets you run a virtual Pi on your Windows desktop. It is simple to install and is a good way to.
Here are some of the screen shots I took while testing the QEMU.
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QEMU processor Emulator for Raspberry Pi Can be Downloaded from here[Link].
Note:- Its size is 504 MB zip file when extracted takes space up to 1.8 GB. QEMU has the same mouse release shortcut key as the VM Player which is “Ctrl + Alt “. To Start Raspberry Pi’s qui type in the Famous “StartX “. Another very important thing to note that it is a very sluggish experience while try it.
Raspberry Pi dosent come with a casing, so normaly computer nerds make out their own 3D custom modeled casing for it which can also be purchased from the following links below.
[Picture Source: http://www.shapeways.com]
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Now Have fun with your Rasspberries :p