Mr. Robot’s Hacking Tools
There is nothing more exciting than a TV Show that uses actual Security tools as these are used today in real life.
I knew there was something different about this show, as soon as I read Anonymous Content in the credits.
Mr. Robot is amazing.
The best TV Shows are the ones where the plot and the scenario is built around real facts. There is a kernel of truth and that blurs the lines of reality and fiction like in Fringe.
One of the tools that is being used in the show is a new encrypted email service called Protonmail.
It is based in Switzerland, outside of EU and US jurisdiction and the private encryption keys stay with the user.
I haven’t felt this excited about an email service since Gmail came out in 2006 and was first signing up.
I’ve made a quick list of the other tools used so far in the TV Show as described in WIRED.
- Raspberry Pi
- Tastic RFID Thief
- RSA SecurID
- Kali Linux
- John the Ripper
- Metasploit and Meterpreter
- Social-Engineer Toolkit
NOTICE: Apart from Protonmail and Raspberry Pi, everything else on this list, requires some level of knowledge and understanding, They are not toys.