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Pwnie Express Releases Pwn Pad Ahead of Schedule

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the get-it-early dept.

Android 24

An anonymous reader writes "The team at Pwnie Express released their Pwn Plug, which combined an off the shelf SheevaPlug with a feature packed open source firmware that turned it into an incredibly capable security tool. Then came the Power Pwn, which hid the same type of functionality into what looked like a standard power strip. Today they've launched their latest product, continuing along the same line of hiding cutting edge open source security tools in plain sight: the Pwn Pad."

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Pussy holes belong to men (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43179053)

Worthless women wanting ownership over their pussy holes! Your pussy holes belong to us men, and exist only to massage our penises.

Re:Pussy holes belong to men (2, Funny)

pushing-robot (1037830) | about a year and a half ago | (#43179089)

Mea culpa. We were supposed to take Jorge's smartphone away *before* the hazing.

how do you pronounce it? (2)

noh8rz10 (2716597) | about a year and a half ago | (#43179751)

how do you pronounce it? Is it "Pony Pad"? or "Ownie Pad"?

Re:how do you pronounce it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43180103)

"Pony"

As can be derived from the company name "Pwnie Express."

Pricey (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43179115)

The components add up to maybe $400 total if you buy them yourself. That's a 100% markup for the software -- which would probably take me half a day to get together and on the tablet. So if I value my time at more than $100 an hour, then maybe it's worthwhile.

Re:Pricey (3, Insightful)

Dahamma (304068) | about a year and a half ago | (#43180097)

4 hours to create and install your own custom firmware that supports all of those add on devices on a Nexus 7? If that were true you'd probably have more of a life than a trolling AC on slashdot.

BEWARE THE VEHICLE !! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43179239)

Hey well I'm the friendly stranger
In the black sedan
Oh won't you hop inside my car?
I got pictures, got candy, I am a lovable man
I'd like to take you to the nearest star
I'm your vehicle baby
I'll take you anywhere you want to go
I'm your vehicle woman
By now I'm sure you know
That I love you (love you)
Need you (need you)
I want to, got to have you child
Great God in heaven you know I looooovvvve you
Well if you want to be a movie star
I got the ticket to Hollywood
Well if you want to stay just like you are
You know I think you really should
I'm your vehicle baby
I'll take you anywhere you want to go
I'm your vehicle woman

By now I'm sure you know
That I love you (love you)
I need you (need you)
I want to - got to have you child
Great God in heaven you know I loooovvvve you
And I'm your vehicle babe

Latest rumors (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43179255)

An announcement coming shortly for a product that allows administrators to take tablets for pain relief, secure their networks, and engage in shootouts with the Chicago police, all using a simple handheld device. Sources say the name will be Alka Pwn.

Re:Latest rumors (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43180533)

Actually, sounds not to different from the script for Max Pwn 3.

I'm drooling... (1, Funny)

KrazyDave (2559307) | about a year and a half ago | (#43179303)

...want. now. me,

Pwn2Own? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43179411)

I want to Pwn2Own a Pwn Pad. No Pwn intended!

Re:Pwn2Own? (1)

Dahamma (304068) | about a year and a half ago | (#43180107)

Luckily for Google that contest only applies to Chromebooks, not Android tablets. Otherwise they'd have given out all of their hacking prize money in the first 10 minutes.

slightly off-topic but please help my pwned memory (4, Interesting)

tloh (451585) | about a year and a half ago | (#43179625)

the same type of functionality into what looked like a standard power strip

A few years ago, I remember a story on slashdot about how a con-man swindled some investors who thought they were supporting the development of a high performance broadband wireless technology. Demonstrations were arranged where data transmission occurred across a bay or some other body of water. When the scam was uncovered, it was discovered that a coax cable was disguised as a power plug and used to fake the data transmission. I have not been able to rediscover the story or anything similar to it. Do any old timers here remember any such caper?

Re:slightly off-topic but please help my pwned mem (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43179945)

http://news.slashdot.org/story/02/05/05/182212/the-magic-box-hoax

Mt 7:7

Re:slightly off-topic but please help my pwned mem (2)

Dahamma (304068) | about a year and a half ago | (#43180129)

Funny thing is they never even got him for all of his fraud and embezzlement... he ended up going to prison for a massive marijuana operation...

http://kingsbayperiscope.jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-03-15/story/madison-priest-back-prison [jacksonville.com]

Root access and 'custom ROM'? (1)

Herve5 (879674) | about a year and a half ago | (#43180645)

I'm an ordinary linux user, not geek, and interested in *owning* my tablet not pwning. Do I understand correctly that buying that one will allow me unrestricted root access?
Also, what exactly is in the 'custom ROM' from this point of view? Am I to be confident?
Last, do you think this tablet will be compatible with general-use linux apps, for instance, shall I be able to install serious image processing tools like Rawtherapee..?
TIA!

Re:Root access and 'custom ROM'? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43180743)

Hmm? Perhaps you are looking for something like https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation ?

Re:Root access and 'custom ROM'? (1)

Herve5 (879674) | about a year and a half ago | (#43181387)

Well, yes and no: 'This is a developer preview image, not intended for general users'...
What I'm waiting for is an open source system that just works, out of the box if I dare say. This Pwnie express looks the closest match, even probably coming with a guarantee of some sort. Of course OTOH, just their name tells me they are expecting more than average joe as an user: if I'm flooded with ridicule here, I won't buy. But still, being convinced that tablets are unavoidable, and seeing how locked our beloved A/G duopoly is evolving them... Well I look for other players...

Re:Root access and 'custom ROM'? (1)

admdrew (782761) | about a year and a half ago | (#43183015)

If you're looking to be able to run actual *linux* binaries, then you probably will want what AC suggested, as soon as Canonical gets it out of that developer preview (I've tried it already on my Nexus 7, it's not quite super usable yet, but shows potential).

I think even more than "an open source system that just works" you might want to identify what specifically you're looking for in a tablet. PwnPad is still Android, and is likely not worth it unless you're specifically purchasing it for wireless pen-testing. If you're looking for a decent *tablet* (less concerned about random linux binaries), I'd recommend just getting the Nexus 7 directly from Google, and then putting Cyanogenmod on it. If you're looking for some sort of mobile linux device, I'm not sure that the "linux on android tablets" are mature enough for what you're looking for. YET!

Re:Root access and 'custom ROM'? (1)

Herve5 (879674) | about a year and a half ago | (#43183615)

Thanks you two for this very efficient advice!

Breaking & entering. (1)

Ostracus (1354233) | about a year and a half ago | (#43181749)

Today they've launched their latest product, continuing along the same line of hiding cutting edge open source security tools in plain sight

I'll be impressed when they come out with the Pwn Condom.

Re:Breaking & entering. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43182467)

A.K.A. the Bwner-Pwner

Re:Breaking & entering. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43186105)

haha -> http://roflcon.org/2008/12/30/back-by-popular-demand-the-roflcondom/

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