Stepping into the hacking world can be a little tough for beginners. But if you get your hands on some of the pretty tools out there, your journey would become much easier.
In that regard, I have the Flipper Zero, a combination of all the hardware hacking tools that you need. It’s much more versatile than my Hacker Watch.
It is an electronic tool that can be used for various kinds of hardware hacking in real life. Flipper Zero is an inspired version of the pwnagotchi project (A “Tamagotchi for Hackers” – you’ll only understand if you’re old enough 😉 ).
Suppose you need to open those automatic garage doors or get into the remote that controls the home appliances. Flipper Zero for hackers can cover you in all aspects.
Here is some briefer about this hacking multitool.
What’s inside Flipper Zero?
As the word multitool represents, there are several components to do most of the hardware hacking.
The key points for all the stuff that this Flipper Zero have are the following:
- STM32 Microcontroller unit, with a frequency of 80MHz and SRAM of 128KB.
- 1.4’’ Monochrome LCD display with a resolution of 128×64 px.
- Radio Module of 12 dBm TX power that can operate on 300-348MHz, which is a wide range and covers most of the devices.
- Buzzer with a sound output of 87dB.
- Bluetooth 5.0 with a data rate of 2Mbps.
- MicroSD card support of 4GB.
- RFID with a frequency of 125kHz.
- Infrared with a TX/RX range of 800-950 nm and TX power of 3mW.
- Dimensions of 98 x 39 x 24 mm and weighs 140 grams.
- LiPo 2000mAH battery that can last about 7 days.
- A vibration motor.
- NFC that supports Mifare cards.
Although these are a lot of things that come inside, don’t you think that is the wonder of this tool? It holds so many things in a small size. I mean, wow! Technology.
Let’s have a look at what you can do with this tool. Or we can say, what the Flipper Zero can do in your everyday life?
What can you do with Flipper Zero?
Since it comes full of hardware, you can assume it to be used for several different functions.
Your own Barrier Remover
Out of the box, Flipper Zero is ready to manipulate those garage doors and barriers that come in your way. All you have to do is to select the right brand of the system in front of the menu, and you are good to go.
Customizable Radio Platform
Apart from a barrier remover, this tool can be used as a customizable radio platform with a ready-to-use open-source library. You can write over any wireless application with the help of custom protocols and access the systems.
Can Store Hundred of Card IDs
Thanks to its storage and the RFID, you can create an image of your cards for receivers. It can read the EM-4100 and HID Prox cards and emulate them in the hour of need by choosing through the menu, without ever touching the physical cards.
Hardware Hacking Tool
It has 12 built-in GPIO pins that are 5V tolerant and allow you to connect it to any hardware that you come across. You can control the hardware with your own debug messages send by this small tool.
Yes, this is for you, Rasberry Pi & Arduino fanboys!
Infrared Remote Control
Flipper has its own transceiver that you can use to control all the electronics such as TV, air conditioners, and others.
It has a built-in command for common actions such as switching on/off, changing the volume, or adjusting the temperature.
Enjoy Your Everyday Life
Although Flipper Zero has more application than I mentioned, make sure that should only use it to make your everyday life easy.
It’s not intended for any theft or criminal acts. Hence, you should avoid it. And of course, we would never use it for Wardriving or coping access keys & cards, right? 😉
Other than this multitool, a tool which is even smaller: Wireless payment rings are also taking a lot of limelight for the past few days. Make sure to check them out too.