Hak5 released the WiFi Pineapple mark 7 towards the end of 2020. This revision promises to be the best they’ve made, but is it?
To be upfront, i bought this device myself and I haven’t received any sponsorship from Hak5.
So, what do you get when you buy a WiFi Pineapple?
Whats in the WiFi Pineapple Box?
I got the tactical kit so this is what I received in the box,
As a total geek, you’ve gotta love the stickers and the patches!
If you were in *insert coffee shop* you wouldn’t think this looks suspicious at all yeah?
My WiFi pineapple in its “tactical case”
So when I got this, I checked the card that told you how to set it up. I followed this to the letter and held the reset button for 4 seconds to continue with the wifi set up. I ran into my first issue, as soon as I pressed the reset button, the radio turned off.
How do I get past this? plug it into my laptop with my phones USB C cable. By doing this, I had it set up and updated in no time!
What have others said?
Before I go into my own view, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve read from being on the Hak5 Forums.
I came across a lot of people unhappy at the module situation. A lot of people assume the device works similar to the youtube demonstrations they’ve watched. Some of the modules needed to make this work like Dwall and SSLStrip aren’t on the Mark 7.
The truth is, SSL stripping doesn’t really work in practical applications since HSTS. It only works under 2 conditions.
1 – I visit the site for the very first time on that device
2 – I visit the site after the HSTS cookie has expired
So in fairness, would you develop a module for the new platform that is obsolete, i wouldnt!
Some people have said that it feels like a development project and I can see both sides of this.
What do I Think?
I love it!
Put simply, its a WiFi Pineapple, everybody knows that they are!
The module side of it doesn’t bother me at all, the ones that are there do what i need them to do!
The 3D cartography view is a beta feature, but when you look at it, you can see theoretically, which networks are closer and its so much fun to play with!
The development comment stuck with me a bit. Yes, it is a brand new device for Hak5 as its a major revision of a brand product. But as will all things in cyber security, the best place to be is at the front. Any new modules will be for the mark 7. Any new techniques will be on the mark 7. This is where you want to be!
I have tested the PineAP and it works perfectly!
Wifi Pineapple Conclusion!
I love my WifI pineapple, it’s everything i wanted it to be so no disappointment from me!
They have had a hard time on the Forums! To me, it looks like some people just wanted a click and hack device.
What will I be doing next with it?
My plan is in the next few days, I’ll be uploading my next post on using this live!
I hope you enjoyed this and as always, if you have any feedback contact me here!
You can get your own WiFi Pineapple from Hak5 here!