Multi-function hackery tool disguised as power strip

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This is the Power Pwn, a self-contained hack box inside a power strip that secretly houses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios and remote access tools, provides SSH access over cell phone networks, and is controllable via SMS. This, er, "fully-integrated enterprise-class penetration testing platform" was developed with dough from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Power Pwn's manufacturer, Pwnie Express, says that 90 percent of its customers are from the federal government or corporations. You can preorder your very own for $1,295.

Power Pwn (Pre-order) (Pwnie Express)

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  1. What does it DO? Can you control the power? Is there a mic or camera so you can spy on people?

    *reads TFA*

    Oh, I get it. A stealthy wifi/bluetooth bug with some cool ways of remotely accessing it. Nice!

  2. Now they can spend gobs of money figuring out how to secure themselves against this.

  3. Power Pwn’s manufacturer, Pwnie Express, says that 90 percent of its customers are from the federal government or corporations.

    I like that even the price is designed with camouflage in mind. Just another $1,300 power strip, guaranteed not to raise eyebrows on a DoD or corporate invoice!

  4.  “Power Pwn’s manufacturer, Pwnie Express…”

    I give them 10pts simply for their company name…

  5. If it were, say, a third of that price, I would consider it as nice easy way to set up a personal proxy server at, um, some place other than my home.

  6. Firstly, we found a new powerstrip in my house that nobody remembers buying, so now I have a case of the paranoia. Secondly “Fully functional 120/240v AC outlets!” Good! I know if I tried to plug something into it and didn’t get juice I’d tell the boss to toss it in the recycle bin. Third, looking at the specs it’s probably better than most office comps.

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