Firmware 1.1.0 - Buffalo Bulldozer

This week sees a major milestone for the project with the release of Buffalo Bulldozer - a rock solid firmware with the intent of synchronizing a stable base for both WiFi Pineapples in the 6th generation - the NANO and TETRA.

We've implemented some major improvements to the Recon mode of the PineAP engine, both increasing accuracy as well as stability. Recon scans now gather both AP and Client information by default using only one radio. This change decreases wlan0 overhead, allowing for faster association responses and uninterrupted communication with connected clients. We think you'll enjoy the increased performance!

WPS detection has also been added to Recon, further adding to the at-a-glance visibility of the wireless landscape.

Profiling targets is now easier than ever with a new information gathering feature. From each client's menu in the Recon scan you'll be able to see all unique probe requests observed. This means you'll be able to immediately identify targets of interest based on their preferred networks without the need to filter through logs.

TETRA users will appreciate the enhanced 5GHz support in both Recon and PineAP for both scans and deauthentication.

Under the hood the kernel has been updated, upstream wireless fixes have been applied and packages have been updated. We feel you'll find this release rock solid throughout and we're eager to hear your feedback. Please as always use the bug tracker.

This major release paves the way for an upcoming "CC" version and its accompanying cloud infrastructure. We're excited to share these developments as the project progresses. Once again thank you all for your support. This is truly the best time to be a WiFi Pineappler and we're grateful for this community! Find the full release notes for the WiFi Pineapple NANO and TETRA at their respective forums, and update over-the-air today from your WiFi Pineapple Advanced page!


WiFi Pineapple TETRA

Hak5 is excited to introduce its first dual-band wireless auditing device! The WiFi Pineapple TETRA is the second device in the 6th generation line using the new software platform designed around usability and performance. So far the new modern interface has been very well received on the WiFi Pineapple NANO and we expect the WiFi Pineapple TETRA to continue taking the platform to the next level.

This is some serious next level hardware. The WiFi Pineapple TETRA incorporates two Atheros dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) 2:2 MIMO radios capable of 802.11 a/b/g/n over a rock solid PCI Express bus directly connected to four integrated skybridge amplifiers. With the included 5 dBi antennas we're right around 29 dBm EIRP -- which is huge. Range is incredible on this WiFi Pineapple and 5 GHz support is a welcome addition to the PineAP suite.

Under the hood it's a powerhouse. A 533 MHz RISC CPU from Atheros is running the WiFi Pineapple firmware - and it's not only 33% faster than the previous generation but it's based on the MIPS 74K instruction set. Adding to that we have 64 MB of high speed DDR2 32-bit memory and a fast SLC NAND controller with 2 GB of onboard storage -- so there's plenty of space.

Ports are a plenty as we've gone with the classic Mark V style platform housing RJ45 Ethernet (eth0), 12V power, and USB 2.0 Host that'll support our new WiFi Pineapple Connector Android app. Additionally we've incorporated some really convenient extras, like a built-in FTDI Serial UART over Micro USB -- so a console is never far! Next to that is an onboard Realtek USB Ethernet controller (eth1) over Micro USB so connecting directly to your laptop without Ethernet cables is a breeze!

Furthermore, both the UART and ETH1 Micro USB ports can power the device over the included USB Y cable -- so most modern laptops can power it, as well as our Pineapple Juice 15000 batteries included in the Tactical Edition of course.

This is a major milestone for the project and we can't wait to get them into your hands first. As you know developers are already working on the new 6th gen platform and this is one serious bit of kit that'll be taking advantage of all the new features. We invite you to get in on the ground floor with the WiFi Pineapple TETRA.


Introducing the WiFi Pineapple NANO

Hak5 is excited to debut its 6th generation wireless network auditing tools! The first in this line of two is the WiFi Pineapple NANO. Engineered from the ground up, it's based on the successes and feedback received from the Mark V. The focus is on performance and usability and the result is something totally new. It's not a simple client radio, or just a router or access point. We believe the WiFi Pineapple NANO is the most powerful wireless network auditing tool you can put in your pants. It leverages our unique hardware design and intuitive new web interface to integrate with your pentest workflow.

There's a major emphasis on workflow and usability with the 6th generation WiFi Pineapple platform. We completely re-engineered the web interface, building on modern standards. It's fast, intuitive, responsive and familiar. For example new table views give you a detailed look of the WiFi landscape while context menus provide instant access to core PineAP features and modules. And it's more than just a new web interface - it's an entirely new system built on a modern base and compartmentalized in a way that'll allow us to take the platform to the next level.

Of course modules (previously Infusions) are a core feature. Over the air downloads of community developed add-ons and web front-ends to popular tools remain. The new API is extremely simple for seasoned developers and newcomers alike.

We also put together a really awesome Tactical kit. The case straps to your Everyday-Carry bag and houses the WiFi Pineapple NANO along with Pineapple Juice battery pack. It has been thoughtfully tailored with Hak5 imprint, USB port cut-outs, and our WiFi Pineapple morale patch. We think you'll love the WiFi auditing companion that goes everywhere.

To make it even more mobile, we're introducing our first Android app. The new WiFi Pineapple Connector simplifies USB Internet connection sharing. simply tap to tether and instantly connect to the beautiful new mobile friendly web interface. No root required. Works for most devices with USB Tethering capability. Carrier charges may apply.

When plugging the NANO into a laptop, it will both power on via USB and enumerate as a USB Ethernet adapter, providing access to the WiFi Pineapple network and web interface. This streamlined design results in less cables and less mess overall. The WiFi Pineapple NANO is a true pleasure to work with.

Since it powers over any standard USB port too, long term deployments are simplified. A well placed WiFi Pineapple powered from a USB battery pack or AC adapter, plus a current generation LTE modem means remote access from anywhere in the world.