Earlier this month at the RSA conference, I got a chance to see a demo of Immunity's Silica, a $3600 handheld devide that can search for and join 802.11 (Wi-Fi) access points, scan other connections for open ports, and automatically launch code execution exploits from a built-in exploit platform.
Now comes word from David Maynor that, for the cost of a new Nokia N800 Tablet PC ($399 new), pen testers can use the Metasploit point-and-click attack tool in the most covert manner.
"Its not as fast as a laptop but it's still pretty quick," Maynor said, explaining that he was able to break into a Windows 2000 SP4 server using a Metasploit exploit.
He said the six-hour battery life of the device makes it perfect for covert security auditing. "You can turn it on, toss it in a backpack, and just let it gather data," Maynor explained.
"You can turn it [the Nokia N800] into a Metasploit/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi auditing device in a few hours. Just copy Metasploit on to your memory card and you're ready to go."