Let's discuss digital privacy and security in class!
Technology has become integral part of the twenty first century. In our society most people deal with it on a daily basis - regardless of their job, age or interests. The advancements we’ve achieved over the past years are undeniably astonishing. Most of these technological inventions have great potential to benefit humanity, but they can equally be misused to achieve the exact opposite goal. Coping with this dual-use dilemma is something a lot of people find exhausting or overwhelming – which it admittedly is. But it is and will become even more important for us to be aware of opportunities, but also to stay informed about potential risks and be able to contemplate pros and cons of technological matters. For upcoming generations this awareness will be essential to be politically active, stay safe and get jobs. Thus, we’re responsible to make sure the current and future members of society have the resources needed to take on responsibility and critically discuss sich matters. People should also be educated about potential risks at their work place (e.g. Phishing E-Mails etc.) and in their daily life (e.g. MITM-Attacks). SpyPi is an interactive hacking device that want to fulfill this purpose on an education level by letting students to step into the position of a black-hat hacker or data collector and perform attacks or data-mining in a safe environment. It helps them to better understand the power of technology and the dangers that come with it. The device doesn't intend to spread fear nor force a certain view on students, but to provide them with essential information and ideas.
Key features of SpyPi
SpyPi allows students to gain a feeling for the power of modern technology and the dangers that come with it by letting them step into the position of a black-hat hacker or data collector.
The device has an interactive text-based user interface. Students actively take part and are able to interact with SpyPi indiviually and in smaller groups. SpyPi meets the user at eye-level.
Awareness raising with SpyPi doesn't require much technical jargon. Students are able to understand problems and the dual-use dilemma of technology by simply using the device.
The latest code will be up on GitHup as soon as the improved version will be out.
Components of Version 1.
A Raspberry Pi 3 B is used as it's core.
The device has a built-in RC-522 RFID-Reader.
Passive and active cooling elements are used to keep SpyPi cool.
It powers of an Ansmann 20'000mAh and an Intenso 10'000mAh powerbank.
SpyPi includes a wireless Rii K12 keyboard.
The device has a 1280*800 (7") display from Pi52.
A second WLAN-module is included: TP-Link TL-WN722N v.1.
The OS and data is kept on a SanDisk 32GB UHS 3 micro SD.
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The person behind SpyPi
Inventor of SpyPi
High School Student From Bern, Switzerland