Russian techno-enthusiast Pavel Zhovner and his friends have created what he calls "Tamagotchi for hackers."
What it is?
It is a universal tool for pentesters – people who examine software and devices for hacking and intruders. This multi-tool is called Flipper Zero.
It combines a radio module, a radio signal analyzer, an infrared transmitter, a GPIO for connecting to Raspberry Pi and Arduino platforms, a system for reading RFID tags, and a USB Type-C that will emulate various USB devices. Here is a complete list of the elements of this thing:
Among other things, Flipper Zero will receive a Bluetooth module and, if the campaign reaches the $ 700 thousand mark, an NFC module.
What is this thing for?
For hacking or emulating various devices such as a contactless door access key, IR remote controls, U2F tokens. Also Flipper Zero can be used for flashing and debugging various devices.
Is it legal?
Here I will give the floor to the developers themselves:
Flipper does not fall under the description of a special means or device for the secret collection of information. It does not have the ability to fix audiovisual information, it is not disguised as household items. The factory firmware will not have jamming, brute-force and other potentially harmful functions.
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Therefore, in theory, when ordering this device, the FSB will not break into you.
How to get the?
The Kickstarter fundraising campaign is now open. It was successful in less than eight minutes. At the time of this writing, $ 411,000 has been raised, which is well above the required $ 60,000 threshold. The campaign will run until August 29.
For those who support the project on the site, Flipper Zero will cost $ 129. Buyers will have access to the device itself and a USB Type-C cable. Flipper Zero is scheduled to ship in February 2021.
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