Hacking the Holiday: A Hacker’s Gift Guide
It’s that time of year again so what is there to get for persons who can earn a fortune by acting on either side of right and wrong? Believe it or not, not much really as passionate hackers are often more into their craft than worry about material stuff, right? The key thing is—hackers are a practical bunch. So long as it’s cute and useful, it’s a keeper. Gifting a hacker is not too technical. Even you can try hacking the Holiday. Let’s take a look at this Hacker Holiday Gift Guide.
Valve SteamDeck – a hacker’s life is a serious one. Ethical hackers sometimes deal with critical issues with whole companies’ businesses on the line. While black hats always have to look over their shoulders. These guys need to unwind. Guys in this field would already have a console or gaming rig but if you know someone who doesn’t, the best gift would be Valve’s SteamDeck. The newest portable console that’s out to compete with the highly popular Nintendo Switch. The SteamDeck is basically a small yet powerful PC capable of playing most of the games in the Steam library. And since it’s a PC, they might even hack it in later on.
Myhackertech Pentesting Bundle – is one of many hacker bundles available in MyHackerTech.com that includes a 45L backpack, a folding keyboard, two velcro patches, two bag organizers one hook and a keychain. The two smaller organizer bags are used to contain gadgets and other gear that can be stowed inside the larger 45L sturdy waterproof backpack with plenty of compartments for other stuff. The pack includes Velcro patches that can be interchanged with other custom patches that can be ordered from the site. The Myhackertech Pentesting Bundle is just one of many offered by the site that are also worthy of this Hacker Holiday Gift Guide.
Raspberry Pi 4 4GB – if you can get your hands on one, can be used to become a portable hacking rig when partnered with Kali Linux. All one needs is a tiny keyboard, a few cables and a TV set, any sly hacker can set up a Wi-Fi hacking rig without carrying a laptop. On ordinary days, it can be a different beast altogether. If you can get the 8GB version, much better.
Mini Travel Router – sometimes, the small stuff can be much appreciated. This entry in our Hacker Holiday Gift Guide is one of the most useful and affordable, allowing the hacker to set up a small Wi-Fi or ethernet cable network while on the go. It can be used to turn a wired connection to wireless in a snap or distribute a hotspot connection to a couple of wired computers. Their small frame also supports secure VPN from several providers. Perfect for the hacker always on the go.
Express VPN Subscription – perfect for hackers that are just starting, you can gift them an Express VPN subscription because stealth is essential. A one-year subscription should get them up to speed.
Shark Jack – is a great tool for network recon and auditing. A perfect gift for pentesters and researchers who don’t already have one. These tiny Linux PCs with DuckyScript payloads allow networks to quickly be reconned at the flick of a switch.
Some Reading Required – books remain a good gift idea especially for hackers always hungry for information. Some recommendations include The Art of Attack: Attacker Mindset for Security Professionals by Maxie Reynolds; The Art of Invisibility by the legendary Kevin Mitnick; and Access All Areas: A User’s Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration by Ninjalicious.
If you’re a normie with a hacker friend, or a fellow hacker gifting a colleague we hope we helped you in Hacking the Holiday with this Hacker’s Gift Guide.