DEF CON Buys All the Pineapples
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Many good open-source software tools are freely available for penetration testers (and hackers) for testing the security of WiFi networks and their users. Getting those tools to run on a given computer isn't always easy, and walking around with a notebook running WiFi penetration tools isn't exactly the right approach if you're trying to be discrete.
That's where a device displayed at the DEF CON hacker conference last weekend comes into play and changes the game. The WiFi Pineapple is a small-form-factor Linux device that can discretely fit in a security researcher's bag, enabling the researcher to unobtrusively conduct a penetration-testing exercise.