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The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Blogger Christian Haschek chronicles how they “found, analyzed (with the help of Reddit) and in the end caught the culprit of a malicious device in our network.” Interesting detective work:

Last week I got a message from a co-worker with an image attached.

I asked him to unplug it, store it in a safe location, take photos of all parts and to make an image from the SD card (since I mostly work remote). I have worked on many Raspberry Pi projects and I felt confident I could find out what it does.

At this point nobody thought it was going to be malicious, more like one of our staffers was playing around with something.

There were 3 parts:

  • A Raspberry Pi b first generation
    a mysterious USB dongle
    a 16GB sd card (a fast one)

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