A collection of tools, gadgets, and other hardware resources for improving your personal security posture, for serious penetration testers, as well as for security enthusiasts tinkering with basic security concepts.
- YubiKey hardware security key
- Ledger hardware crypto wallet
- Raspberry Pi microcomputer
- Flipper Zero portable multi-tool device
- WiFi Pineapple WiFi pentest companion
- GL.iNet wireless VPN router
YubiKey hardware security key
YubiKey is a hardware security key from Yubico, providing strong multi-factor authentication for a wide range of applications and services. YubiKey supports multiple authentication protocols, including U2F, FIDO2/WebAuthn, OpenPGP, OTP, and smart card, and ships in USB-A/C, NFC and Lightning form factors. The keys are IP68 rated, crush resistant, with no batteries or moving parts, making them really ideal for long term use.
YubiKey 5 series (USB-A/C, NFC, Lightning)
Ledger hardware crypto wallet
Ledger wallet is a cryptocurrency wallet that stores the user's private keys in a secure hardware device, which can be used to authorise outgoing transactions without exposing the private key. This is a foundational pillar of the oft-repeated "not your keys, not your coin" phrase in the crypto world.
Ledger wallets (Stax, Nano X, Nano S Plus)
Raspberry Pi microcomputer
Raspberry Pi is every tinkerer's dream - the most popular single-board computer by a mile. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the completely upgraded, re-engineered model, with a more powerful processor, faster networking, and a plethora of interfaces.
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (1/2/4/8 GB RAM)
Flipper Zero portable multi-tool device
Flipper Zero is a portable, multi-tool device for penetration testers and geeks. Fully open-source and customisable, it can be used to explore access control systems (e.g. garage doors and barriers, IoT sensors, remote keyless systems), RFID, radio protocols, flash firmware, and debug hardware using GPIO pins. It is completely autonomous, and can be controlled using a directional pad without extra devices.
WiFi Pineapple WiFi pentest companion
WiFi Pineapple Mark VII is a noteworthy alternative to Flipper Zero, and is frequently used as a companion for WiFi penetration tests and network security audits. It is designed to detect vulnerabilities in WiFi networks, get actionable results, and stay on-target with an interactive reconnaissance dashboard.
WiFi Pineapple Mark VII Basic
GL.iNet wireless VPN router
GL.iNet Beryl wireless VPN router is a great option for security-conscious travel, with support for dual-band WiFi, 3G/4G USB modems, VPN and Tor. OpenVPN and WireGuard is pre-installed, with support for 30+ VPN service providers.
GL.iNet GL-MT1300 (Beryl) wireless VPN router
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