You’d think that hackers must purchase their weapons of dastardly cyber destruction from a seedy black market, but most hacking toolkit necessities (or their components) are readily available on Amazon. Some of these devices require a bit of programming knowledge, while others are plug-and-play tools. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available for those interested in learning more about radio frequencies, Linux programming and other related technologies.
Many of the best and most useful hacking tools double as hacking prevention tools. Gainfully employed hackers use these tools along with their skill set to expose security vulnerabilities in other people’s networks and devices. Whether you’re an aspiring white hat hacker or a regular information security enthusiast, you can beef up your network security arsenal with these hacker gadgets from Amazon.
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All of these hacking supplies serve a genuinely useful and beneficial purpose in the interest of information security, but many of these tools can be used to cause harm. We do not condone dangerous or unauthorized access to other people’s information — especially when there are so many other exciting applications for these devices!
Here are the best hacker gadgets you can buy from Amazon.
1. HackRF One Software Defined Radio (SDR) & ANT500 Antenna Bundle
A prized companion in countless hacking toolkits, the HackRF bundle contains a convenient handheld SDR (Software-Defined Radio) along with a USB-operated antenna. The HackRF installs software capable of processing and transmitting radio frequencies from 1 MHz all the way up to 6 GHz. By analyzing and identifying specific frequency bands, you can control electronics using the same signal as your garage door, a remote control car and anything else that responds to radio signals.
2. Hidden Camera Detector Anti Spy RF Signal Detector Bug Detector
Sale Price: $51.29 | Reg. Price: $56.99
Frequent Airbnb travelers and infosec nerds can boost their safety while out and about by carrying an anti-spy device like this RF/IF detector from FOREEMME. This tool can be used to make sure that you aren’t being watched or recorded in hotel rooms and other low-security public areas. This device displays four “danger levels” and is capable of tracking RF signals, magnetic fields and infrared signals.
3. Mic-Lock with SOUNDPASS Microphone Blocker
Many of us keep our computers nearby every day, and virtually all of us have smart devices. This means that you are on a hot mic as long as your phone’s around, so you should consider protecting your privacy by plugging a Mic-Lock dongle into your AUX port. Mic-Lock’s SOUNDPASS adaptor generates the same signal as your phone’s microphone, tricking your phone into thinking that the mic is already in use. Thanks to the Mic-Lock’s bypass adaptor, you can plug your headphones or speakers into the jack as you normally would.
4. USB Data Blocker for Cell Phone, Tablet, and Laptop
You are taking a security risk whenever you charge your phone at the airport, on a library computer or any other public USB port. Hackers can take over the computer or powered hub used for charging and use your USB connection to siphon your personal information. Simply plug your normal charger into the adaptor, which will prevent data from passing through into the power source.
5. TV-B-Gone Pro SHP
Sale Price: $47.49 | Reg. Price: $59.99
Hacking isn’t all about gaining unauthorized access to other people’s information, you know. TV-B-Gone’s universal Pro SHP remote is a classic example of using technological know-how to confuse and mildly inconvenience others for comedic effect. You can use the IF transmitter hidden within an unassuming iPhone chassis to turn off TVs in sports bars, big-box stores and anywhere else you think it might be funny.
6. CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Starter Kit
Sale Price: $109.99 | Reg. Price: $119.99
There’s no limit to the hacking possibilities within the latest model of Raspberry Pi, a minicomputer with applications as a home PC, musical instrument, server tool and portable hacking device — among millions of other use cases. This starter kit contains an 8GB Model B Pi, a MicroSD card, a case outfitted with a fan and mount as well as power supplies and other peripherals.
7. Destruct Hard Drive Data Eraser by Lovell
Are you keeping sensitive government secrets or trying to sell your old PC in the near future? Destruct’s Hard Drive Data Eraser is a simple, efficient way to permanently erase sensitive data from your computer. When you perform a regular factory reset, the old data is reformatted to be rewriteable — not removed. The Destruct scours the local and external drives, purging all of your confidential files forever.
8. Aiibe Fingerprint USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Smartphones and smart locks have fully embraced the enhanced safety of biometric recognition, so you should expect the same level of security from a tiny, easily lost implement that solely exists to store your data. Multiple fingerprints can be authorized, added and edited as needed, allowing you to share your fingerprint-encrypted USB stick with others. The flash drive contains both a public and encrypted sector, so you can store less sensitive information in an easily accessible location.
9. TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router
Sale Price: $36.22 | Reg. Price: $39.99
This versatile travel router from TP-Link offers numerous practical and convenient applications in your daily life, which may or may not include hacking the mainframe. It can be used as a quick wireless network access point for your phone or computer, connect to Ethernet and create a private wireless network and even act as a private hotspot while you’re on vacation. On top of that, you can use your travel router as a portable USB power bank.
10. SmartSee MiraScreen Miracast Dongle
Reg. Price: $23.99
SmartScreen’s MiraCast is a miniature display adapter that can be used to mirror the screen on your smartphone, tablet or computer. It works similar to an HDMI cord or a Chromecast, but its discreet size and Wi-Fi connectivity make the MiraCast ripe for tomfoolery on public screens. Otherwise, it is a cheap, effective way to turn your TV into a second screen while working from home.
11. PortaPow USB Data Blocker (Two Pack)
Sale Price: $9.59 | Reg. Price: $11.99
Unlike most USB connectors, the PortaPow USB Data Blocker does not have any data-carrying wires, making it physically impossible for unwanted information transference in either direction. Thanks to the PortaPow’s SmartCharge chip, your charging time shouldn’t be affected by the fixed charging signal feature found in similar products.
12. MakerFocus ESP8266 WiFi Module ESP8266 WiFi Deauth Detector V3
Sale Price: $15.19 | Reg. Price: $15.99
A Wi-Fi deauth detection module is a clever USB device that can be used to prevent (or cause) a Wi-Fi deauthentication attack. You can use a deauther to detect hidden networks and devices (such as cameras) near you and take them offline. With the addition of an inexpensive directional antenna, you can even figure out where a suspicious hidden network or Wi-Fi attack is coming from.
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