Covert Lighter HID Attack Tool

On Twitter about a month ago @jermainlaforce had an awesome idea of hiding a USB HID device inside a lighter case, using one of those cheap Chinese spycams you can find on ::ebay:: for $5. HID attack tools are nothing new, here’s a video of one I made in 2011 using a Teensy board (Turn down your volume)

All you need to do is open the top of the case and gut the insides, then replace the hardware with a USB (WHID, Ducky, Digispark, Teensy etc..). I also ended up ordering one because I figured I’d recycle the camera guts for another upcoming red team engagement I have coming up to monitor a dropbox location. The process is fairly simple and straight forward to build this out.

I decided to use a Digispark board because you can also get cheap knockoff ones on ::ebay:: too for like $1.50, I have a bunch of these laying around from various projects and it’s cheap, the whole project cost about $6.50. The camera button ended up broken during shipping so i ended up just ripping it all apart by yanking the USB metal to pull out the guts from the case. (it had a dab of some glue to hold it tight)

I then de-soldered the USB connector from the camera board to reuse on the Digispark board since it has one of those on-board USB connectors

I then soldered it to the Digispark going 1to1 with the pins to the board

Replaced the top portion that holds it to the case, and added some hotglue to keep it from wiggling around inside

Slide everything back together and you’re golden.

Depending on which dev board you used I have some example payloads on my ::github:: to get you started with some attack ideas.

Telephreak Tactical Lunchbox


One of the cooler swag I received @ Defcon this year was a lunchbox for the Telephreak party, filled with candy, gadgets, and toys from telephreakbadge. I do some ‘red teaming’ occasionally and always had my stuff all janky in my backpack with no way to really keep it all pretty and was a pain in the ass to go through everything to find what tools I needed. Plus stuffing them all in a box tends to get shit broken eventually. I was thinking I needed something like a pelican box but I didnt feel like spending a huge amount on something simple. So I was thinking one day that this lunchbox sitting on my desk would do the trick. I ended up getting a few pieces of Polyethylene off ebay for $9, They arrived pretty quick and i spent about an hour or so arranging some of my most used tools onto each layer and cutting out the foam to fit them all in. I used a small knife (the ones that have a knife/scissor/toothpick) and a razor blade to cut out the foam. Here’s all 3 layers that fit inside with descriptions of each tool’s usage.

Layer 1

with an acrylic case, highly customizable USB attack platform (HID,Network Etc…)

Layer 2

  • Hak5 WIFI Pineapple – various wifi attack tools
  • Firefighter Swipe Tool – open doors
  • DigiSpark DigiStump attiny85 dev board – cheap rubber ducky alternative that you dont have to worry about losing
  • Hook Tool – open some door latch bolts

Layer 3

as a bonus my Asus Nexus 7 loaded with Kali Nethunter also fits inside