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January 1, 2016

Best Phone For Hacking ?

January 1, 2016
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January 1, 2016
i am bored with my old smart phone & i was thinking about buying a new one but this time i was thinking about a phone which i can use for pentesting i do have a laptop for hacking but.. laptop is heavy + when ever i open lappy all people around me are like "WTF are you doing..?" & thats little awkward & also i dont always carry laptop but i will carry phone 24\*7 :P but i am not sure this decision is correct or not maybe its not a good idea so i want suggestion anyone here ever tried pentesting with smart phone ???? i was thinking about buying a oneplus one (because nethunter is not available for oneplus 2 ) anyone here know better phone for pentesting ? PS i do pentesting as a parttime its just a hobby i am not a pro. You can check on the courses about smartphone pentest,maybe its somethin good to try,why not?:) I will always recommend the Google Nexus series. Not only are they the ONLY one's that aren't littered with too much garbage, and purely stock, but they are the only one that you will not void warranty for rooting in the states. I know i've been able to get all sorts of things working great on my Nexus 6 like: Kali Nethunter [https://www.kali.org/kali-linux-nethunter/](https://www.kali.org/kali-linux-nethunter/) and [https://www.zimperium.com/zanti-mobile-penetration-testing](https://www.zimperium.com/zanti-mobile-penetration-testing). Plus, you'll always have the latest Android available (with security fixes and such). Works great for me! I even have my external TP-Link TL-WN722N usb wifi adapter working with aircrack-ng suite. So the Nexus phones are definitely worth consideration. Nokia n900, proper linux and packet injection in your pocket @Panoshoopaz i think you didnt get me i am just asking is pentesting with smartphone is a good idea or not ? & evenif itsa good idea which device will be best... @C Baughman thanks for your suggestion but dont you think nexus cost is very high ? i dont want to spend more than 310 $ & cost of nexus 6 (64 GB) is 540$ also bro will you please share your experience with using your nexus for pentesting :) @truth998877 ya i know i read about that on some forums i think its the only phone which support packet injection but dont you think 250$(prize at amazon.com) is a lot for a 256 mb ram, 5m camera,600mhz processor ,1320mah battery They can be got second hand on eBay in the UK for £50 to £80, $250, way to high a price! The other Nexus devices are good too, 4 and 5 if you can get them. I happened across a deal with mine and renewing my telco plan. I've had success with zanti and ARP poisoning, but in the past I had great luck with an HTC device I used to use and am older app that I cannot get to work on Android 5 or 6 called [https://droidsheep.de/](http://droidsheep.de/) which I've sniffed many cleartext email passwords with. Nethunter was great though after I bought that $19 WiFi dongle, and have used the Evil Access Point with success, but use it, as well as a few other tools in conjunction with WifiKill http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1282900 which is great for de-authing your victims after of course copying down Mac addresses (for changing your Mac) and things for connecting to hotspots with that sort of security! But, I don't mean to hijack the thread, just trying to give you ideas. Really any phone that you can fully unlock the bootloader on will do, this of course is for rooting, custom kernels like this one: [http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6/development/kernel-pwnkernel-pwn-networks-based-t3020048](http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6/development/kernel-pwnkernel-pwn-networks-based-t3020048) but there are similar offerings for other chipsets, the key is to remember to go with something that you can see on the xda-developers site has the ability to unlock the bootloader and install custom kernels, the oneplusone devices are great too, but there are many. The custom kernel you want will have a module for supporting a dongle that allows packet injection for cracking WiFi with aircrack. But there are so many other cool things you can do, I am nearly scratching the surface. My opinion is Something with android ofc :) Yes, Nexus 5 is a good choice but HTC is also good... smartphones are fine for pentesting just not for bruteforcing passwords of course or generating passwords with john the ripper or another program. It simply takes to much resources. You can also install backtrack and probably Kali on your smartphone with a little bit of work and an SD card. when I tested out Backtrack it was not perfect but it worked. Good luck and let us know what you decided on and how it worked for you! Get the one plus one, 64gb version $300 dollars and then boot it with kali nethunter. I too think the best option is to go with the One+. But if it supports, HTC is also a good candidate as @Aquib Khan told..I would also like to try out the same :) i have the oneplus one, and needles to say im very pleased with the opo in combination with nethunter +1 Mi 4 is also a gud option or Mi tab 4G All the android mobile are based on Linux so android is best mobile for hackers. wifi packet sniffing,wifi kill,lucky pacher,donkey guard etc.. these are the android app that free available in the market and easy to use. For cheap nexus 5 or one plus (128gb model) , if you have money to burn the Samsung galaxy s7 loaded with nethunter thumbs up for jcadduono on xda . Cheers and let me know what you end up buying . Oh some extra things to buy is an otg cable,alfa wireless adapter ( dualband) and a wifi pineapple from the hak5 shop . @sudoflash i think we have better options now i was still researching & i found some very cheap smartphones in which we can add nethunter also maybe will post a OPEN about it :) i hope i will not brick my new device lol pray for me ;) android [Top Wifi killer application for android smartphone](http://www.kalilinuxhack.com/2017/03/how-to-kill-wifi-of-user-using-android-without-root.html) Are PwnieExpress still doing PwnPhones? they were pretty solid from what I know on a nokia n900 platform. (ha they do and they have a new Pwn Pad ) https://store.pwnieexpress.com/product/pwn-pad-4/ I've always like the idea of having a pocket sized, subtle tool i can do a walkabout with and not draw a lot of attention. Even as a badge, shirt and tie, IT person walking through the office with a laptop sometimes raises eyebrows and questions that you don't really need. That looks like a useful device for pen testing, though they seem to be out of stock on most of their models. I found an article from a few years ago where someone actually built their own device using a standard Nexus tablet. The one thing I couldn't find on their site was a detailed description of what tools are included. I suspect it is a combination of already available security tools on Android / Linux, similar to how Kali provides a prepackaged collection of tools. Ubuntu phone **![](http://)** In my opinion phone will be a little bit incompatable for hacking but it will be best for controlling your pc or laptop even if you are away from it through screen mirroring or remoting softwares. For this a jailbroken iphone or a rooted htc or blackberry will be best. Not only mobile but also a jailbroken playstationportable (PSP) would be the next better option as it features online connections.
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