Arducky, because not everything about Arduino is good

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We usually talk about projects related to Free Hardware, useful projects that help us solve problems we have in everyday life. But it is also true that Free Hardware can be used as one wants and that sometimes implies that we use it for bad intentions.

Arducky is a good example of this. Arducky is a project by which we turn a plate Arduino UNO in a malicious software tool that helps us to manipulate the equipment to which the board is connected.This operation is already known, but it is true that many are using Arduino boards to do this and not the previous instrument, the pendrive. It may be due to the power of the board controller, power that does not have a usb or it may be because of the ease of the scripts, I do not know, but I do know that this tool is being used.

Arducky is based on the principles of Rubber DuckyCome on, it's the same but on a plate Arduino UNO or similar. A Rubber Ducky is an instrument that It works with a virtual keyboard and executes the commands that we want, previously inserted in scripts. That is, when connecting the device to the computer, the scripts will be executed and open a series of terminals or applications with parameters and commands previously found in device scripts. Of course, these commands or texts will not be to go to certain web pages but rather to capture passwords, carry out attacks on other computers or simply open a firewall.

The success reaches the point that there are web pages that help you convert your scripts to code that we can send to Arduino. Among the most famous pages are Duckuino o Duck2Arduino.

With this I do not mean that we use it, something not recommended unless you want to do security practices, but the bad side of Technology also reaches Free Hardware even to projects as harmless as Arduino.

Source - A computer scientist on the side of Evil


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