Is that a PickleNIC in your Pocket or are you just Cap’n Password Hashes?

Shannon Fritz

Shannon Fritz

Speaker Bio

Shannon Fritz first introduced the idea of PickleNIC at CypherCon 3.0 and the since then, the tools have evolved. He spends most of his time working with customers on improving device security, management, provisioning, end user experiences and secure access to business services. He’s also presented at various conferences such as NolaCon, GrrCON and TechMentor.


When a device is set to automatically connect to wifi it may actually be exposing themselves AND the networks to attacks, but what you can do about it? The PickleNIC is a combination of custom hardware and software that was built to automate the collection and cracking of WPA2 Password Hashes. Hear the story about my daily commute with a raspberry pi that collects thousands of hashes using hcxtools and then automatically submits them to hashtopolis for distributed cracking. We’ll cover how the PickleNIC works and how it was built in order to help expose the risks in a fun way that (hopefully) encourages better security practices in my friends and strangers. You too can have a pickle in your pocket, in your bag, or in your car, and you’ll get all the information you need to make your very own PickleNIC today. This is going to be fun!