This innocent-looking USB, or Lightning, cable was designed by a hacker. It encloses a mini Wi-Fi module and a payload to steal data from a mobile or a computer. It is marketed and costs less than $ 200.
Developed by a security researcher known as the letters , it sells for nearly $ 200 and comes in several versions, depending on the desired tip and functionality. We thus find for 159.99 dollars, a cable designed to replace that of a detachable keyboard. It incorporates a , that is, a program capable of collecting everything that is entered via the keyboard. It can memorize up to 650,000 keystrokes.
There is nothing innocent about this cable
Designed on an experimental basis as a tool for carrying out intrusion tests, the electronics of this cable had been , a conference dedicated to hacking. Until then -C seemed to be able to be spared from this type of transformation due to their small size. It is indeed necessary to integrate both a chip in the socket and a mini Web. It is now done, with a tiny module, which occupies only half the length of the hull in from the socket .in 2019 during the
It is from this Wi-Fi access point that the hacker can connect. If applicable, an interface in aOrdinary web allows the hacker to exploit its payload. The cable also incorporates a geolocation function. This allows you to activate or not the and other data collection tools depending on location cable. In this way, it can be used in a targeted and undetectable way.