Thinking about what gifts you can get at a hacker or an IT pro for Christmas? It is quite difficult to choose something that is truly valuable in an industry that is often not well understood.
For this reason below you can find some of the most interesting gifts for hackers.
1. GHOST IN THE WIRES: MY ADVENTURES AS THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED HACKER - $ 14
The author of the book is the famous hacker Kevin Mitnick. Ghost in the Wires is an exploration of his engagement with social engineering, his FBI accomplishments, betrayals, and the lessons modern companies need to learn about IT and security.
2. WIFI PINEAPPLE - $ 200
WiFi Pineapple is a popular access point and pentest Wi-Fi tool that can be used to track and search for devices that are incorrectly configured or vulnerable to attack. You can use Pineapple to launch Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attacks, gain credentials, including WPA credentials in cap, hashcat, JTR and simple formats. There is also the option of pocket size.
3. TV-B-GONE - $ 20
TV-B-Gone is not a serious hacking tool, but it could provide a "naughty" hacker with a lot of entertainment. Once assembled and soldered, the gadget can be used to prank others by turning off TVs with two narrow-beam IR LEDs and two wide-beam IR LEDs. Sensitive televisions include devices made by Acer, Fujitsu, Toshiba and Sony, among many others.
An interesting option for Christmas presents this year is a hacker puzzle. You specify the recipient's name and the message you want to send, and the team at Hacker.gifts creates a set of programming puzzles, one pointing at each other, until that content is revealed. The puzzle is sent as a digital file that can be directly forwarded or printed.
5. CIRCUIT PLAYGROUND EXPRESS - $ 25
Suitable for storing fillers, Secret Santas and quite affordable, you can choose from a collection of IT and T-shirts cybersecurity as well as hoodies for men, women and children at Zero Day Clothing.
7. ESSENTIALS FIELD KIT - $ 210
A valuable gift for a hacker, and something that can be considered an investment, is Essentials Kit Hak5. Contains Hak5 WiFi Pineapple NANO - the portable version of the largest Pineapple - USB Rubber Ducky, USB dongle for keystroke injections, LAN Turtle SD, a management system, penetration testing tool, guide and all adapters and cables for device operation.
8. LADYADA'S ELECTRONICS TOOLKIT - $ 100
A choice for hackers who are more electronically-lovers, the Ladyada electronics tool is all you need to know everything about electronics and welding. The kit contains a variety of items and equipment including a soldering iron, stand, solder, wicks and braids, pliers, and cutters.
9. CANAKIT RASPBERRY PI 3 STARTER KIT - $ 75
The Raspberry Pi starter kit, developed by CanaKit, is a great educational present for this Christmas. The startet kit includes a Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) with 1,2 GHz processor and 1GB RAM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth a MicroSD 32GB card pre-installed with the NOOBS operating system, chillers, an HDMI cable and case.
10. STOCKING FILLER STICKERS - $ 10
A cheap stocking filler option is this collection of computer science and hacking stickers. The package contains 72 pieces.
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