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Pineapple Hacking Device Resembles a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Aug 12, 2014, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

The Pineapple is a small-form-factor device that runs on Linux and is loaded with tools to help enable penetration testers to gain access to the WiFi networks of their targets. The new Mark V device improves on the predecessor Mark IV device by including both the Atheros AR9331 and Realtek RTL8187 wireless chipsets.

Hardware alone isn't what makes the Pineapple really powerful; the newly updated software provides users with enhanced capabilities.

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