Kali Linux NetHunter project provides much of the power to Nexus users, those running the NetHunter penetration testing platform can now launch attacks including Teensy keyboard via HID style attacks and BadUSB man-in-the-middle (MITM) networking attacks via USB human interface device (HID), wireless 802.11 frame injection, and could setup evil access points in a single click.
One of the tools we’ve leaned on heavily in some of our lab testing of software privacy and security is Kali Linux. The Debian-based operating system comes packaged with a collection of penetration testing and network monitoring tools curated and developed by the security training company Offensive Security. Today, the Kali developer team and Offensive Security released a new Kali project that runs on a Google Nexus device. Called NetHunter, the distribution provides much of the power of Kali with the addition of a browser-driven set of tools that can be used to launch attacks on wireless networks or on unattended computers via a USB connection.
“Our NetHunter images support programmable HID keyboard attacks, (a-la-teensy), as well as “BadUSB” network attacks, allowing an attacker to easily MITM an unsuspecting target by simply connecting their device to a computer USB port,” the Offensive Security team said. “In addition to these built in features, we’ve got a whole set of native Kali Linux tools available for use, many of which are configurable through a simple web interface.”
“In addition to these built in features, we’ve got a whole set of native Kali Linux tools available for use, many of which are configurable through a simple web interface.”
Complex configuration files could be managed through a local web interface which together with 802.11 injection and a pre configured VPN service made it a “formidable network security tool” or “discrete drop box”, Offensive Security adds.
The official Kali NetHunter images can be downloaded from the Offensive Security NetHunter download page.