Pwn Pad

Security tools company Pwnie Express is making a network hacking-focused device, based on the Nexus 7, called the Pwn Pad. This certainly isn't a tablet meant for the mainstream, but instead is a purpose-built hacking device for users that are interested in tinkering with networks. Unfortunately a completely custom build of software doesn't overcome some limitations of the hardware, and users will have to take advantage of the included OTG cable and wireless adapter on it to support packet injection. The upside is a 10-fold increase in possible Wifi range on the Pwn Pad.

The Pwn Pad is set to debut at the RSA security conference in San Francisco next week, and the price is set at a smooth $795. That's a pretty penny, but this is a full-on custom job with additional hardware attached to it. For those of you without an extra $800 to spend, Pwnie Express is releasing source code for the devices for others to work with on their own.

Source: Wired


Reader comments

Pwn Pad is a Nexus 7-based network hacking machine


ok, I'll say they are selling a Nexus 7 with a custom rom, a wifi adapter, and a usb otg cable for $800????

Here's what I'm going to do:
NOT buy one....

I'll wait for it to launch, buy a nexus 7 from play, get a comparable wifi adapter and otg cable, then install the rom after a kind soul dumps the system and uploads it to XDA lol

these guys seem like they should be smart because they are making a hack-centric tablet, but they neglected to notice there's a website with millions of members who dedicate their lives to hacking these devices for free, which is probably where they even got a good amount of their ideas, if not code

you mean the point that they are selling a really cool custom rom preloaded onto a nexus 7? I got that. I just don't agree with charging $600 for a custom rom, no matter what it does. Especially when it's so easy to just dump the system and kernel and make it into a free flashable zip ;)