Cracking Wi-Fi passwords, spoofing accounts, and testing networks for exploits is all fun enough, but if you want to take the show on the road, you’ll want an easily portable rig. Enter Kali Linux and the Raspberry Pi.
Kali Linux is an operating system built for network penetration testing. You can run it on your laptop to crack nearby Wi-Fi passwords, spoof networks, test for Bluetooth vulnerabilities, and tons of other things. Remember, using this knowledge to break into protected networks will likely get you arrested and charged with a felony—possibly a federal charge of violating the Computer Security Act. You should only use this knowledge for good, for your own learning, and only play with networks you control. We’ve talked pretty extensively about using Kali Linux before, so we won’t go through that here, but check out our guide for an overview of everything you can do with it. All of that applies to the Raspberry Pi version we’ll build here as well.
The Raspberry Pi is a small, credit card sized computer that doesn’t require a lot of power to use. When you combine the Raspberry Pi and Kali Linux together, you get a super-portable network testing machine that you can bring with you anywhere. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get Kali up and running on the Raspberry Pi with a touch screen. This way, you never need to install Kali Linux on your primary computer.