Your Password's No Match for This Raspberry Pi Zero Creation

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

A dastardly developer by the name of Samy Kamkar has built the Poison Tap, a Raspberry Pi Zero creation that’s capable of breaking into a password-protected computer -- even when the screen’s locked -- as long as an internet browser is running in the background.

Comprising little more than a Pi Zero attached to a USB cable, it looks pretty friendly, However, Poison Tap can collect all of your data, by emulating an internet connection and intercepting and storing your cookies and web traffic.

You can see it in action in the video below:

I guess the people most at risk from Poison Tap are the dickheads who reserve tables and library spots with their laptops. In which case, serves them right? [YouTube via BBC]