bad USBs are SCARY!! (build one with a Raspberry Pi Pico for $8) #RaspberryPiPico #HID #Hacking @NetworkChuck
NetworkChuck on YouTube presents the dangers of a “bad USB”, often called a Rubber Ducky. Rather than being a USB flash drive (as they look like one), it impersonates a keyboard, bypassing security and possibly doing all sorts of malicious things.
You can also harness this power for good (configuring a bunch of school or work computers, perhaps). Learn more about these devices and how to make your own with a $4 Raspberry Pi Pico you can get from Adafruit.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.