O.MG-CABLE – How To Get Started

This guide will help you get started with the O.MG-cable. When you open your package it should include three things:

  1. A card with instructions
  2. The programmer
  3. The OMG-cable
OMG-cable

If you read the instruction card you will see that you can find instructions on how to get started at https://o.mg.lol/setup. You will there find a link to the Github project where you can download the latest firmware that we will use to flash the cable.

Download the firmware by clicking on the link to the .zip-file. You will then need to unzip the file and you can do that by navigating to your download folder and run:
unzip O.MG_cable-Firmware_v1.4.0.zip

Then move into the new folder and you will see the following files.

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The next step is to plug in the programmer in your computer and then plug in the cable into the programmer. You are now ready to flash your cable and you do that by running the flash_linux:

./flash_linux

You will be able to either program it into Station or Access Point mode. In this case just go by default (AP mode) by pressing Enter. When the flashing is done you are ready to use the cable.

Flashing OMG

Disconnect the programmer from your computer and plug in your cable. Wait for ~60 seconds and then connect to the cable via WiFi with the default credentials above. When you are connected to the cables wireless network you can open a web browser and browse to http://192.168.4.1 and you will get to the UI.

Now you are ready to run your first scripts. Good luck!

// Rickard

omg-cable finally arrived

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.

OMG-cable and programmer
The cable looks and feels exactly like a real cable from Apple. Insane!

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.

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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.

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