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I know I’m dating myself a but here but I’m a 90’s kid. One of the things that the spread of small cheap computing got us back then was the Tamagotchi. A pocket sized virtual pet you could keep with you and take care of! They were all the rage and I hear they are making a comeback in the eternally retro world we live in these days. But that’s not what we are here for is it?

Here I have the PWNAGOTCHI!


Pwnagotchi is an A2C-based “AI” powered by Bettercap (The Swiss army knife for wifi) that runs on a Raspberry Pi and uses machine learning in order to max out the WPA key hashes it captures by initiating a deauth attack and sniffing the handshakes as devices connect back to the wifi network. This information is stored on disk as PCAP files containing the hashes it collected, including full and half WPA handshakes and PMKIDs! And it’s just too darn cute while it does it!!

If that isn’t enough for you it also hosts an entire C2 server with a web ui provided by Bettercap that brings a LOT of penetration power to your toolkit! There’s lot’s to do with this little guy and much knowledge to be gained in completing the project it’s self! All you really have to do if you got the pinless version of the pi is solder in the pins for the screen hat, prepare the SD card by writing the Pwnagotchi files to the SD with another computer and editing the config files so the little guy runs headless, slap in the screen and add power and its off to the races!


Here’s a quick batch of links to get you started as I assume (and correct me if I’m wrong) anyone in this kind of space might already know a thing or two about linux command line and raspberry pi.

And lastly a bunch of non-affiliate links to get the parts you will need for the project.

Have fun and happy hacking security testing!

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