Kali Linux Micro Hacking Stations

Micro Computers That Play Nice Using Kali Linux

Here are our recommended Kali Linux Based Portable ‘Hacking Stations!’

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Cubieboard2

The Cubieboard 2 is an Allwinner A20 dual core based developer board, with a very wide range of IO options. The board is set apart by offering SATA and an extended pin interface for low level access to the SOC.

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Cubietruck

The Cubietruck is an Allwinner A20 dual core based developer board, with a very wide range of IO options. The board is set apart by offering SATA and an extended pin interface for low level access to the SOC. The board features a Mali400mp2, OpenGL ES GPU, 2GB DDR3 @480MHz, VGA and HDMI 1080p Output, Gigabit Ethernet, 8Gb Nand Flash, Wifi+BT wireless connection with antenna on-board, 2 USB Host, 1 micro SD slot, 1 SATA, 1 IR and Headers exposing I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, R-TP.

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MiniX Android

The Mini X is a palm-sized device which is marketed as a set-top-box running a custom version of Google Android 2.3.4. You can hook it up to a TV to stream music or movies over the internet, surf the web, or perform other activities.

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RaspberryPi 2 / 3

The Raspberry Pi 2 is the successor to the Raspberry Pi. It builds upon the original model B+ upgrading to 1 GB of RAM, and replacing the aged ARMv6 single-core with an ARMv7 Cortex-A7 quad-core while the Raspberry Pi 3 is the successor to the Raspberry Pi 2. It builds upon the Pi 2 by upgrading the ARM cores to Cortex-A53 and adding an onboard single-band 2.4GHz-only wireless chipset. The Raspberry Pi 3 measures the same 85.60mm x 53.98mm x 17mm, with a little overlap for the SD card and connectors which project over the edges. The SoC is a Broadcom BCM2837. This contains a quad-core Coretx-A53 running at 1.2GHz and a Videocore 4 GPU.

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RaspberryPi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. The board measures 85.60mm x 53.98mm x 17mm, with a little overlap for the SD card and connectors which project over the edges. The SoC is a Broadcom BCM2835. This contains an ARM1176JZFS with floating point running at 700Mhz, and a Videocore 4 GPU.

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RaspberryPi w/TFT

It features a 3.5″ display with 480×320 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay so is slightly larger than our popular original. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top.

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ODROID-U2/U3

The ODROID-U3 is a very low cost and high performance development platform based on an Exynos 4412 ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Core 1.7GHz CPU. It has 3 USB 2.0 ports and micro HDMI. The board has several accessories available through Hardkernel such as 10.1″ and 14″ LVDS LCDs (with adapters), Wifi and Bluetooth adapters, 1.8v serial adapter and an eMMC storage module.

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ODROID-XU

The ODROID-XU provides the latest technologies available to consumers in an incredibly small package. The board also ships in its own custom translucent case.

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ODROID-XU3/XU4

The ODROID-XU3 is the successor to the ODROID-XU with an upgraded Exynos processor with faster clock speeds and supporting Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP). This system includes integrated power monitoring, previously only available with the ODROID-XU+E. The board also ships in its own custom translucent case. The ODROID-XU4 is the successor to the ODROID-XU3, putting the same Exynos 5422 in a smaller footprint and available at a lower cost. The board also adds a second USB 3.0 host port, a full-size HDMI connector, and gigabit ethernet. Since it uses the same SoC, this board has full software compatibility to the XU3.

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ODROID-C2 (arm64)

The ODROID-C2 is a quad-core computer that provides one of the most cost-effective ARMv8 AArch64 development boards available. Board dimensions are identical to the ODROID-C1, and it can use the same power supply or be powered through the micro USB port.

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Beaglebone Black

This version contains many improvements over the previous BeagleBone, including more and faster RAM, 2GB of eMMC flash on-board, processor speed increase to 1GHz, and a micro-HDMI port for video out. Power consumption is also lower, with the board only requiring 210-460mA @5V depending on activity and processor speed. The board comes with a USB-A to mini-B cable to power the board and get started right away.

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USBArmory

The compact USB powered device provides a platform for developing and running a variety of applications. The security features of the USB armory System on a Chip (SoC), combined with the openness of the board design, empower developers and users with a fully customizable USB trusted device for open and innovative personal security applications.

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RioTboard

The RIoTboard is an open source platform based on an ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The RIoTboard is an evaluation platform featuring the powerful i.MX 6Solo, a multimedia application processor with ARM Cortex-A9 core at 1 GHz from NXP Semiconductors. The platform helps evaluate the rich set of peripherals and includes a 10/100/Gb Ethernet port, HDMI v1.4, LVDS, analog headphone/microphone, uSD and SD card interface, USB, serial port, JTAG, camera interface, GPIO boot configuration interface, and expansion port.

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NanoPi 2

The NanoPi2 is a high performance ARM Board developed by FriendlyARM for Hobbysts, Makers and Hackers for IOT projects. It features the Samsung Cortex-A9 Quad Core S5P4418@1.4GHz SoC and 1G 32bit DDR3 RAM. It has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth which supports 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. It boots Android and Debian from a TF card. It integrates an HDMI and LCD interface. Its adoption of the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pin header makes it compatible with both Raspberry Pi’s external GPIO modules and Arduino’s shield boards. Its PCB dimension is 75 x 40 mm.

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NanoPi 2 Fire

The NanoPi 2 Fire is a high performance ARM Board developed by FriendlyARM for Hobbyists, Makers and Hackers for IOT projects. It features Samsung’s Cortex-A9 Quad Core S5P4418@1.4GHz SoC and 1G 32bit DDR3 RAM. It has a Gbps Ethernet port. It boots Android and Debian from a TF card. It integrates an HDMI and LCD interface. Its adoption of the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pin header makes it compatible with both Raspberry Pi’s external GPIO modules and Arduino’s shield boards. Its PCB dimension is 75 x 40 mm.

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BananaPi

Banana Pi is an open-source single-board computer. It can run Android 4.4, Ubuntu, Debian, Rasberry Pi Image, as well as the Cubieboard Image. It uses the AllWinner A20 SoC, and has 1GB DDR3 SDRAM.

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BananaPi Pro

Banana Pro is an updated version of Banana Piâ„¢ designed by the LeMaker Team. Try Banana Proâ„¢ today and take advantage of the many enhanced features. Banana Pro is compatible with many Linux-based operating system and has many distributions specially developed for Banana Piâ„¢ Hardware. Some of these distributions include Lubuntu, Android, Debian, Bananian, Berryboot, OpenSuse, Scratch, Fedora, Gentoo, Open MediaVault, OpenWRT. Banana Pro also supports the BSD system.

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Utilite Pro

The Utilite Pro is a fanless ARM Cortex-A9 computer delivering high performance and rich I/O in a tiny form-factor. Utilite is offered with fully featured, desktop-grade Ubuntu Linux or Android operating systems delivering rich multimedia and PC-like user experience.

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Trimslice

Based on the nVidia Tegra 2, the Trimslice is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1 GHz with ultra-low-power GeForce GPU with 1 GB DDR2 RAM soldered on-board, and is built into a nickel-plated metal case of 5.1″ x 3.7″ x 0.6″ (130mm x 95mm x 15mm). The device has a Gigabit Ethernet port implemented through one of the Tegra 2 PCIe ports and a built-in 802.11n WiFi. Bluetooth is provided as a USB dongle. TrimSlice incorporates 4 USB 2 ports – two on the back and two on the front. On the front panel there is also a micro-USB connector and a mini connector for RS232.

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Cubox

This platform can stream and decode 1080p content, with desktop class interfaces. The device is based on the Marvell Armada 510 SoC: a high-performance, highly integrated, low-power system-on-chip (SoC) with an ARM v6/v7-compliant superscalar processor core, hardware graphics processing unit, video decoding acceleration hardware and a broad range of peripherals.

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CuBox-I

Based on SolidRun microSOM technology, this simple but elegant 2x2x2 inch mini-computer comes with a minimal price tag and runs quietly and efficiently. CuBox-i models have scalable ARM processor cores, memory size, GPU cores and other options, stretching them from simple to demanding tasks. The CuBox-i comes with either a single, dual, or quad core i.MX6 processor.