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Anyone own a Raspberri Pi? What do you make it do?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Conor, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    This was what I was thinking. A bunch of raspberry pis with touch screens and various business related charts and notifications mounted on the wall. Similar to the screens you see stock traders using I suppose.
     
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    I use mine to drive my VPS's. not very imaginative I know but I love my pi it just so happens that's what I use it for.

    I was really enjoying this thread and then some spaz went and spoiled it by mentioning Windows 10......... it actually made my skin crawl...... Microsoft are worried that a new generation were learning to use computers without Microsoft had a panic as they could see their share price falling, so produced a mobile compatible Windows 10 especially to get our kids addicted to the expensive cumbersome shit. Maybe you condone a tea spoon full of crack every morning with your kids breakfast...........aaaaaaagh Microsoft I hate you
     
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    i have one controlling my electricity in the house. i can control all kind of stuff with it. switching on lights, heating oct .... really nice.
     
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    Nice, do you mind me asking exactly how you control your VPS's? Like what kind of control?

    The Pi is awesome. I've had it about 12 months now and tried a few things out such as SSH server, OpenElec/Raspbmc and general tom foolery. Now that I am getting serious on IM etc I think I will use it as a VPN to access some of my servers along with automating some tasks.

    I really want to setup the likes of CCTV and home automation but I live in house shares at the moment and need to wait to get my own place for that.
     
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  5. rob1977

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    No worries mate, I use a VNC (can't remember which one off the top of my head) (virtual network controller)

    I then use various bits of code to operate some routine tasks (these are mostly monitoring tasks,) I'm working through a way of entering a keyword or twelve on my pi and having it operate my scraper, content generators and poster's but I'm not there yet and I haven't really had the time to make it happen. So at the moment it's really a one stop server portal. Like I say it's not doing anything you can't do from a computer but it's a great wee bit of kit. Cheap to buy and run. And most importantly looks cool to the casual observer lol
     
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    Yea that's cool. I'm probably going to end up setting up something similar. What are you writing your software in?
     
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    For this wee task python.
     
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    Cool, i'm using Go for any kind of automated repetitive tasking. It's pretty cool. I love the way I can build one single executable with no external dependencies, for Unix, Windows, ARM, x86/64 all from my mac.

    You might hate this but sometime I fire up a Windows instance somewhere and it's handy to be able to schedule with a tasker and deploy by dropping a new build in Dropbox. Works for me.

    I never really got the hang of CRON but should really try and master it some day.
     
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    Just saw this: http://thehackernews.com/2015/12/raspberry-pi-malware.html
     
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    I wouldn't worry about that. The screenshotted email is pure spam, anyone can see that at a glance.

    Secondly, most raspberry pis are running Linux, not Windows. An .exe file would do nothing but display a nonsensical text document in most cases.

    I highly doubt raspberry pi would ever knowingly ship malware with their product, and even if they did, what's to stop you from simply downloading a new distro and installing that instead? Word would spread far too quickly about the infected software for it to have any real impact.
     
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    Its actually better to have linux than windows on a server when it comes to security.
     
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    Thanks for yet another one line nugget of wisdom there.
     
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    Just to add on to this, just made another one of mine (I have about 7 sat here!) into a wifi hotspot in part of the house that is a deadspot. Ethernet cable to the upper floor with the Pi hanging off the end with a wifi dongle in in. Works a treat and now have the house covered in wifi.

    Stepping up on this, I am thinking of sticking another one up on the DMZ of my router and put a wifi portal on there that allows people to connect after paying a few quid. Looking at a couple of open source portals to see how it would work. The BH side of me then thinks about injecting my own adverts into pages they look at or put affiliate links in :D

    However, one step at a time - hopefully it would work especially in summer as my house overlooks a park that is crammed full of kids and teenagers with their phones!
     
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    This is brilliant. I'd definitely put some ads in there too. It's your own network so it's not reeeally that blackhat in my opinion.