I just released a new video on my Youtube channel. The video will show you some things that can be done with a BadUSB.
A BadUSB is a device that simulates a HID in form of a keyboard and takes advantage of that the majority of today’s computers blindly trusts all USB-devices. The computer thinks that the device we plug in is a keyboard and that means that anything you we can do with a keyboard we can do with this device, but execute the payloads way faster.
There are many different versions of BadUSB. You can create your own using an arduino board or buy one from Hak5 or Maltronics. In the video I used a Malduino Elite.
Since @_MG_ posted the first video of his O.MG-cable about a year ago I have been so excited and followed his work closely from twitter and on his blog .
Now the cable can be bought in hak5s shop and as soon as it was available in the shop I placed an order. I really enjoy hacking gadgets and have really enjoyed playing with BadUSB so the thought of now being able to run the same payloads on command via a lightning cable with an implant is out of this world.
The price in the shop is $129 and I paid ~$170 + duty for the cable including shipping to Sweden. I was surprised on how quickly I received it. I got the cable delivered within two working days from USA. Unfortunately I got the first cable with hardware fault so I had to wait some more time.
I spent some hours troubleshooting the cable together with MG himself via Slack and after we verified that the cable was faulty he told me to get a replacement cable. MG seems like a really good guy and I really appreciate what he has done with this cable. On the other hand the support from Hak5 were really slow and a disappointment. Without the help from MG I would probably have had to wait months to get a new replacement cable. Three weeks after getting the faulty cable I now have a new cable in my hand which works perfect so I’m really happy now.
I didn’t have too much time to spend this evening but after flashing the cable with the firmware I tried some basic payloads and it seems to be working great. Later this week I will try to record while I run some of my best (most evil) payloads so I can share it with you and show you which possibilities you have with this cable.