The Pineapple V from hak5

My name is Lee Vai, I am a student Networking and this is my man-in-the-middle blog using kali linux and the Pineapple! Hopefully i have the time to get deeper into the rubber ducky also for those who knows what the duckfuzz is all about but I'm having lots of work for school at the moment. Next year I will be learning programming so maybe the duck has to wait a little bit till then. Not all articles are mine but I will also be posting the best information I have found on the internet, including official Hak5 Pineapple content . The meaning of this page is to bring some interesting penetration testing tools together at one place. This page has started in August 2013 so it still needs to grow and I'm working on that, hoping to provide you guys some of the best info.
Sayonara greetings!


The WiFi Pineapple is a hot-spot honey-pot Most wireless devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones have network software that automatically connects to access points they remember. This convenient feature is what gets you online without effort when you turn on your computer at home, the office, coffee shops or airports you frequent. Simply put, when your computer turns on, the wireless radio sends out probe requests. These requests say "Is such-and-such wireless network around?" The WiFi Pineapple Mark IV, powered by Jasager -- German for "The Yes Man" -- replies to these requests to say "Sure, I'm such-and-such wireless access point -- let's get you online!"

And with the newly improved Pineapple Mark IV web interface, gathering interesting packets, spoofing DNS, watching web traffic and more is just a click away.


At a glance

  • CPU: 400 MHz MIPS Atheros AR9331 SoC.
  • Memory: 16 MB ROM, 64 MB DDR2 RAM
  • Disk: Micro SD support up to 32 GB, FAT or EXT, 2 GB Included
  • Mode Select: 5 DIP Switches - 2 System, 3 User configurable
  • Wireless: Atheros AR9331 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n + Realtek RTL8187 IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
  • Ports: (2) SMA Antenna, 10/100 Ethernet, USB 2.0, Micro SD, TTL Serial, Expansion Bus
  • Power: DC in Variable 5-12v, ~1A, 5.5mm*2.1mm connector, International Power Supply
  • Status Indicators: Power LED, Ethernet LED, Wireless 1 LED, Wireless 2 LED

The pineapple is brought to you by the Jasager Team:
Robin Wood, Seb Kinne, Darren Kitchen, Rob Fuller
Resource: Hak5

Kali Linux: An interesting wireless penetration platform

Kali is a complete re-build of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards. All-new infrastructure has been put in place, all tools were reviewed and packaged, and we use Git for our VCS.
  • More than 300 penetration testing tools: After reviewing every tool that was included in BackTrack, we eliminated a great number of tools that either did not work or had other tools available that provided similar functionality.
  • Free and always will be: Kali Linux, like its predecessor, is completely free and always will be. You will never, ever have to pay for Kali Linux.
  • Open source Git tree: We are huge proponents of open source software and our development tree is available for all to see and all sources are available for those who wish to tweak and rebuild packages.
  • FHS compliant: Kali has been developed to adhere to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, allowing all Linux users to easily locate binaries, support files, libraries, etc.
  • Vast wireless device support: We have built Kali Linux to support as many wireless devices as we possibly can, allowing it to run properly on a wide variety of hardware and making it compatible with numerous USB and other wireless devices.
  • Custom kernel patched for injection: As penetration testers, the development team often needs to do wireless assessments so our kernel has the latest injection patches included.
  • Secure development environment: The Kali Linux team is made up of a small group of trusted individuals who can only commit packages and interact with the repositories while using multiple secure protocols.
  • GPG signed packages and repos: All Kali packages are signed by each individual developer when they are built and committed and the repositories subsequently sign the packages as well.
  • Multi-language: Although pentesting tools tend to be written in English, we have ensured that Kali has true multilingual support, allowing more users to operate in their native language and locate the tools they need for the job.
  • Completely customizable: We completely understand that not everyone will agree with our design decisions so we have made it as easy as possible for our more adventurous users to customize Kali Linux to their liking, all the way down to the kernel.
  • ARMEL and ARMHF support: Since ARM-based systems are becoming more and more prevalent and inexpensive, we knew that Kali’s ARM support would need to be as robust as we could manage, resulting in working installations for both ARMEL and ARMHF systems. Kali Linux has ARM repositories integrated with the mainline distribution so tools for ARM will be updated in conjunction with the rest of the distribution.


Resource: Kali Linux