View Full Version : new hack project that may improve our lives

04-18-2010, 02:28 AM
well hak 5 have just recently launched a project called usb ducky its a arduino device that acts as a hid and can replicate keyboard or mouse

while there main aim is to make it a pentesting tool they blieve it can easily be used for repair tasks

my thoughs for this are

using it to automate keyboard and mouse presses posible usefull for a un atended install without modifying a installer disk
using it to run automation tasks
using it to run diagnostics apps without touching the mouse

these are some of the ideas i have
but im sure you all have your ideas for it too
im ordering one to play with next week and will see what fun uses i can comeup with

even though its main use in the hacking respect is to be a keyboard im sure it could be modded to do other cool things after all it is a arduino at its core
any way i decided to post this for you guys to inform and warn of its arival

even though its being used for pentesting securiy flaws someone will no doubt use it for malicious intent its so small it could be disguised at a flash drive and because ir uses a hid driver for programing it it can pretend to be a keyboard therefor is unrestricatable via auto run

it could be hidden inside a external harddrive on a usb hub and click the auto run buttons to launch a payload off the hard drive but anyway just thought id post about it

04-18-2010, 05:15 AM
Ya I saw this on the recent hak5 episode and was super impressed! My mind instantly was racing about the numerous ways in which you could use this device. I wish I was a better programmer or I'd try to get involved. Either way I'm going to be constantly checking up on this cause it could be extremely helpful to technicians alike.

04-18-2010, 07:17 AM
adrian from irongeek was also working on the same idea
his is called p.h.u.k.d. :)


04-18-2010, 09:10 AM
White hat purposes of the ducky (http://www.hak5.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16243&st=0)

04-19-2010, 12:01 AM
USB Ducky is pretty cool. Those guys come up with great stuff and they are real real nice guys. Me and my friend went to their place bit over a year ago and hung over for a taping...Lot's of pizza and beer.


04-19-2010, 02:12 PM
I love hak5. Just wish i was able to program because some of the stuff they talk about is cool... The rubbery ducky idea is awesome, but I just wish he was able to make them already programed to do cool stuff for those that cant program. lol..

Anyone purchased the pineapple router?

04-20-2010, 03:16 AM
yea I made the jasager router last year
I know someone who works for Fon so I got some freebies

04-20-2010, 03:38 AM
I hate you.. lol send me one :) lol

05-08-2010, 01:42 AM
me too lol pineapples for all