The holidays are coming. This means that we’ve curated a shopping list of the top 10 penetration testing tools/items that the IT pros love!
Whether you are purchasing a gift for yourself, a hacker friend, or been secretly compiling a shopping list for someone doing the holiday shopping for you, we are presenting our top 10 2018 picks of Christmas Holiday hacker gifts.
Let’s start, shall we?
1. WiFi Pineapple
The WiFi Pineapple is a unique rogue access point and network penetration testing toolkit.
The WiFi Pineapple permits penetration testers to execute man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks, sophisticated network reconnaissance, deploy active frame injection attacks, and gather open source intelligence (OSINT).
The device holds the ability to rigorously mimick favored networks through its patented PineAP Suite and facilitates WPA and WPA Enterprise Attacks.
The WiFi Pineapple is a swiss army knife for network WiFi penetration testing.
The WiFi Pineapple network penetration testing devices come in two flavors: Tetra and Nano.
The Tetra device is an amplified compact dual-band device that has four long-range antennas and up to 800mW per radio. Moreover, the Tetra has various ports: USB Ethernet, USB Serial, USB Host & Ethernet Ports.
The Nano is a pocket-sized single-band device ideal for WiFi pentesting. It has two standard antennas with up to 400mW per radio. It has a USB Ethernet plug and a USB host port. Both Tetra and Nano power via USB with Tetra also powering via DC.
The Tetra Basic is $199.99, and the Nano Basic is $99.99.
For even more features and benefits, consider the Tetra Tactical ($299.99 but $239.99 in the December 2018 sale) and Nano Tactical ($129.99 but $119.99 in the December 2018 sale).
The WiFi Pineapple is a perfect gift for the hacker in your life!
We could go on endlessly on how awesome this hacking tool is, or you can just go check it out yourself!
2. DEFCON 26 Stickers
Want to make yourself or a hacker friend look like an elite hacker of this decade?
Well, consider buying the DEF CON 26 stickers. These sticks are perfect for hiding your laptop manufacturer’s logo and make you stand out in a cool way!
A 3 sticker pack is $9.99, and a 5 sticker pack is $21.99
3. Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+
The Raspberry Pi has always been well-liked by IT security professionals and students. It’s essentially a small portable single board computer.
Everyone you know likely already has bought one in the past. But there is a new model that was released very recently right before the holidays! It’s not even available yet, but it should be soon this month (December 2018).
The Pi 3 Model A+ has the same 1.4GHz clock speed processor, 5GHz wireless connectivity, and thermals as the Pi 3 Model B+.
The Pi 3 Model A+ is significantly smaller and slimmer than the older Pi 3 Model B+.
At only $25, it’s impossible not to recommend the brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+. It makes a great stocking stuffer since it’s extremely affordable!
4. Ghosts in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
Books have always been important to our intellectual development. Knowledge is power.
Read the exhilarating memoir of the world’s famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick. (Ghosts in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker)
The ebook for December 2018 for Kevin’s memoir is at a reduced price!
5. USB Rubber Ducky
USB Rubber Ducky is omnipresent among pentesters and students. It’s a small ordinary looking flash drive that has a concealed keystroke injection tool.
The USB Rubber Ducky is $44.99 and worth every penny.
If the hacker in your life doesn’t have one, it makes perfect sense to buy them one! Another great stocking stuffer.
6. EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
GeForce graphics cards are magnificent for pentesters who would like to establish a brute-force system.
Thus, graphics cards can be used for brute-forcing attacks.
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is $199.99 and is great, to begin with.
7. Packet Squirrel
Packet Squirrel is a small man-in-the-middle (MitM) device which permits the pentester to carry out network attacks, alter traffic, or secure VPN connections easily.
Packet Squirrel is $59.99 but $54.99 in the December 2018 sale.
8. Security Key by Yubico
The Security Key by Yubico is a hardware 2-factor authentication token (2FA) that supports Universal 2-Factor (U2F) and FIDO2 which provide enhanced authentication options.
The Security key provides the highest level of account security to the user of Facebook, Gmail, GitHub, and Twitter.
The key is waterproof and crush-resistant too. It’s available for $20 (Single Key).
All IT security pros should own two security keys with the second acting as a backup that is already enrolled.
9. Alfa WiFi USB Adapters
Alfa USB WiFi adapters are great network penetration testing tools since they use chipsets which may be set to monitoring mode which is essential for wireless penetration testing.
Many Alfa adapters exist, but we have always recommended the Alfa AWUS036H for beginners and AWUS051NH for compatibility with 5 GHz networks. They’re Kali compatible!
Use Alfa adapters to inject packets when needed.
10. 0day Clothing
0day Clothing provides some awesome t-shirts with hilarious IT security references.