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Back to the Future: Pwn Pad Review

Back to the Future: Pwn Pad Review

It was nearly one year ago that we took an in-depth look at the Pwnie Express Pwn Plug, a security appliance that absolutely exploded its way onto the scene. By combining an off the shelf hardware platform that was well supported by open source software, custom software front-end, and the experience and knowledge of their team of

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Pwnie Express Releases Pwn Pad Ahead of Schedule

The team at Pwnie Express seems to have a lot of trouble standing still, as it doesn’t seem more than a few months go by before they are talking about yet another disruptive open source product that they are about to unleash on the security community. First it was their Pwn Plug, which combined an off the shelf SheevaPlug with

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Microsoft Security Essentials Fails AV-TEST Certification By Staggering Percentage

Microsoft faces a significant PR battle today as test results from an independent research firm makes claims in the competition’s favor.  Of course when we say competition, that could mean from other top alternative desktop operating systems such as Linux.  But more immediately, it shows how Microsoft’s Security Essentials stacks up against the other industry

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Pwnie Express Announces Enterprise Pentesting Appliance

With the recent announcement of their Enterprise Pentesting Appliance (EPA), Pwnie Express has once again leveraged the power of open source and the Linux operating system to deliver a world-class security testing platform. Taking all of the software advancements developed on their “Plug” line of devices and combining it with the raw horsepower of a

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Bluetooth Hacking Primer

Foreword I’m obsessed with Bluetooth. I’m not really sure why, but the technology and its application simply fascinates me. I’ve been working with various Bluetooth hardware and software for a few years now to understand more about it, and also document some of the possible security risks that are associated with its use. This is

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Pwnie Express Starts Pre-Orders for Power Pwn

Pwnie Express, known purveyors of stealthy security tools, has recently opened up pre-orders for their newest and unquestionably most impressive product: the Power Pwn. The Power Pwn, like it’s Pwn Plug sibling, is a complete Linux penetration testing suite that is concealed inside an innocent looking enclosure. But while the Pwn Plug was simply an off-the-shelf SheevaPlug, the Power

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Pwn Plug Update Guide

Pwnie Express has recently upgraded their Pwn Plug pentesting device, greatly improving the capability and usability of the device. This guide will show you how to get your Pwn Plug up and running with the latest software release as quickly as possible. While this guide was written for the newest release (as of this writing,

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Pandora’s Box: Pwn Plug Elite Review

Over the last few years we have seen a definite trend away from the traditional desktop computer; whether it’s a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone, users are increasingly choosing mobile devices over their desk-tethered counterparts. It’s not much of a surprise then that computer security would follow the same trend, with equally revolutionary results. Pwnie

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