Auf der DefCon am Wochenende wird Gene Bransfield ein Halsband für Katzen vorstellen, das unsichere WiFis findet und aufzeichnet, während die Viecher durch die Gegend tigern. Also in his talk: The Denial of Service Dog. I shit you not.
This weekend at the DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas, Bransfield will debut the […] “WarKitteh” collar, a device he built for less than $100 that turns any outdoor cat into a Wifi-sniffing hacker accomplice.
Despite the title of his DefCon talk—”How To Weaponize Your Pets”–Bransfield admits WarKitteh doesn’t represent a substantial security threat. Rather, it’s the sort of goofy hack designed to entertain the con’s hacker audience. Still, he was surprised by just how many networks tracked by his data-collecting cat used WEP, a form of wireless encryption known for more than ten years to be easily broken. “My intent was not to show people where to get free Wi-Fi. I put some technology on a cat and let it roam around because the idea amused me,” says Bransfield.