#PoisonTap a #hacking device built with #RaspberryPi Zero
PoisonTap created by hacker and developer Samy Kamkar, can even break into password-protected computers, as long as there’s a browser open in the background.
All a hacker has to do is plug in the device and be patient. The worst part? It takes one minute, and basically, other than plugging it in and removing it, no other skills are required.
Built on a Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer, once PoisonTap is plugged into a USB port, it emulates a network device and attacks all outbound connections by pretending to be the whole internet, tricking the computer to send all traffic to it. If that’s not alarming enough, after the device is positioned, it can steal the victim’s cookies, as long as they come from websites that don’t use HTTPS web encryption, according to Kamkar.
Important : After reading this article, you’ll think twice about going out to lunch while leaving your computer unattended at the office.