Buying Christmas gifts can be a nightmare, especially for the picky recipient. Better yet, try buying for the computer guy. Or even worse, try buying for the impossible: the security researcher, CISO, security analyst, forensic investigator, etc. To solve such a problem, you do what most people do: give cash. Here is a list of stuff you could have bought … but probably didn’t.
While it is too late to buy anything from the below list for Christmas gifts, since it’s January and all, you could look to this list for birthdays, Valentines day (Feb 14), or Mothers (May 8) and Fathers (June 19) day. Anywho, enjoy!
1. Salted Orange Wheat Beer Caramels
Listed in this years Food and Wine top candies from 2015, these caramels are delectable, divine …they are simply amazing. For the infosec’er who has a sweet tooth and a taste for beer, these sweet delicacy’s go great while banging out some python code, while using volatility to do some cool memory forensics, or while sitting on the couch watching the view. Even though you didn’t pick these up for Christmas, your are still in luck because they are in stock and ready to ship from Sunny Side Local.
2. Under The Door Tool by Rift Recon
If your loved one is always playing with locks then this may be the perfect gift. The UTDT goes underneath a door and pulls open the handle from the inside. See the video below for a demo.
Second Edition is now out for around 49.95
3. Inspire 1
The newest DGI drone out sporting its own 3-axis gimbal stabilized 4K camera and GPS free stabilization. This is a higher end gift, but one your hacker will never forget.
Cost: around $3,000 USD
4. Sapphire TRI-X OC 100361-2SR Radeon R9 290X GPU
Does your family member or significant other talk about crypto currency? Or Hash’s? Capable of around 1002 kH/s anyone interested in password cracking or mining would be happy to have this GPU.
Cost: around $400.00 USD
Article that may interest you: http://blog.erratasec.com/2011/06/password-cracking-mining-and-gpus.html#.VJLl1HseDaM
5. The Art of Memory Forensics
I know I know. It’s a book! Yes, but your loved one will love and cherish it assuming they are security minded and do not already own it. After reading you (or your loved one) should be able to explain and preform the best practices for Windows, Linux, and Mac memory forensics. Covering some difficult material in an easy to read and understand way, this book is a great buy. Written by Michael Ligh and Andrew Case a core developer of Volatility.
Cost: Around $65 USD
6. Shmoocon Ticket
If you didn’t buy these when they went up for sale, they are now long gone. You could possibly pick one up last minute from someone who is looking to dump one – but you usually pay a premium for such a transaction (see ebay).
Cost: around $150 USD.
7. USB rubber ducky deluxe kit
Cost: Around $40 USD.
8. Rubber Handle 14-Piece Government Steel Pick Set
9. Brutalis by Sagitta Systems
This beast sports eight Radeon r9 290x gpus that comes preloaded with Hashstack, Hashcat and JTR. If your hacker likes to crack hashes or mine cryptocurrency then this would be the holly grail.
Cost: around $19,000 USD
10. Wifi Pineapple Nano
Hak5’s 6th gen wireless network auditing tool. It’s a rogue access point capable of spoofing DNS, splitting and stripping SSL, redirecting traffic to a captive portal harvester and a ton of other interesting features. Why didn’t you buy this?
Want something that supports dual band (2.4/5.8 GHz) ? Hak5 has a second 6 generation product ready for purchasing called the Pinapple Tetra.
11. Pwn Plug by Pwine express.
The Pwn Plug R3 is a next-generation penetration testing device in a portable, shippable, “Plug-and-Pwn” form factor.
- Onboard high-gain 802.11a/b/g/n wireless
- Onboard Bluetooth
- External 4G/GSM cellular
- Greatly improved performance and reliability”
This thing is awesome. Buy me, now.
Cost: Around $1000 USD.
12. Rasberry Pi Zero
A small computer that only costs five bucks. Sporting a single core Broadcom BCM2835 1Ghz CPU and 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM, there is lots of fun to be had with this inexpensive gift. While you’re at it, check into getting a case to protect it from http://pimoroni.com/zero
Cost: around $6 USD
13. Emergency Handcuff Key
This easy to conceal handcuff key would be a great gift for anyone who likes to dabble in physical security and locksport.
Cost: around $6 USD
14. Cutaway Lock
This cutaway lock from sparrows would be great for anyone looking to practice their lock picking skills.
Cost: around $28 USD
15. Gopro Hero4
For capturing all the shenanigans.
Cost: around $500 USD
It’s a super cool project that uses a Teensy micro-controller that can preform HID attacks that will have your loved hacker drooling at the mouth. It doesn’t cost much, but they would really appreciate and love this gift. Don’t know what a HID attack or micro-controller is? Don’t worry, you didn’t buy it anyways.
Cost: Around $28 USD.
Still stuck? Want more ideas?
Maybe a mechanical keyboard http://shop.daskeyboard.com/
Stocking Stuffer, try some cool badges
A nice Defcon tshirt