Security & Privacy

USBNinja

BadUSB embedded into a USB cable

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USBNinja is an information security and penetration testing tool that looks and functions just like a regular USB cable (both power and data) until a wireless remote control triggers it to deliver your choice of attack payload to the host machine. In essence, USBNinja is the next step in the evolution of BadUSB, embedding the attack in the USB cable itself.

The Attack

When plugged into a host computer, USBNinja acts just like a regular USB cable. For example, it can be used both to charge your phone and to transfer images from your phone to your computer. However, perfectly concealed within USBNinja is a very small Bluetooth device, patiently waiting. When USBNinja receives the secret command, either from a smartphone running the USBNinja app or from our custom-built Bluetooth remote control, it goes from a passive cable to a stealthy attacker by emulating a USB mouse and/or keyboard to deliver its hidden payload to the host computer.

The Payload

The payload delivered by USBNinja is completely customizable. You can use the standard Arduino IDE to create your own payload and we’ll also provide plenty of examples of payloads that inject keystrokes and move and click the mouse.

Use Cases

USBNinja is truly a versatile tool, with applications such as practical jokes, magic tricks, secret love confessions, game assists, and information security trainings. We leave it as an exercise to the reader to come up with their own uses.

Features & Specifications

In actual use, the remote control distance is greatly affected by the environment, such as the angle of the receiving end, electromagnetic interference, obstacles that block Bluetooth, etc.

Comparisons

USBNinja Rubber DuckyBash BunnyTeensy
Cost$99 USD $49 USD$100 USD$29 USD
DocumentationYes YesYesYes
Code SamplesYes YesYesYes
Tools & LanguageArduino IDE, C simple scriptBunny ScriptTeensyduino IDE, C
Open SourceYes YesYesYes
Form FactorUSB cable USB stickUSB stickBare board

USBNinja - Deluxe

USBNinja - Professional

USBNinja - Pentester

Manufacturing Plan

USBNinja’s manufacturing will take place in four stages:

  1. Procurement - purchase all BOM components
  2. SMT assembly - fabricate and assemble cable and remote PCBs at our production lab
  3. Cable assembly - cables will be assembled and firmware burned
  4. Quality control - test all cables and insert them into product packaging

Shipping & Fulfillment

We will be fulfilling all orders ourselves, shipping via ePacket with a tracking number we’ll provide to you. If there are any rejects or delay and custom clearance issues, we will send another parcel in parallel.

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Risks & Challenges

We are manufacturing USBNinja in-house at our production lab in Shenzhen. All PCBAs will be produced using top notch, fully automated SMT manufacturing. Quality control will be in place to test and upload a simple payload before packing USBNinjas into their product boxes. We have successfully run and delivered a previous crowdfunding campaign (Proxmark3 Rdv4.0) and we do not foresee any problems running this one. Of course, we will directly address any unforeseen problems as soon as they arise and inform backers of our progress.

In the Press

Geeky Gadgets

"The aptly named USBNinja looks and functions just like a regular USB cable (both power and data) until a wireless remote control triggers it to deliver your choice of payload."

MickMake

"On the outside, the NinjaUSB looks like a harmless USB cable. However, on the inside it’s full of a lot of mischievousness. "


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Produced by RFID Research Group in US / Singapore / Shenzhen, China.

Sold and shipped by Crowd Supply.

USBNinja: Lightning

The perfect kit to get you started. Comes with one USBNinja with your choice of connector and one magnet ring for switching to the bootloader. You'll also get access to our Bluetooth mobile app for triggering the payload.

$99 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

USBNinja: Micro-USB

The perfect kit to get you started. Comes with one USBNinja with your choice of connector and one magnet ring for switching to the bootloader. You'll also get access to our Bluetooth mobile app for triggering the payload.

$99 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

USBNinja: Type-C

The perfect kit to get you started. Comes with one USBNinja with your choice of connector and one magnet ring for switching to the bootloader. You'll also get access to our Bluetooth mobile app for triggering the payload.

$99 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Bluetooth Remote Kit

For those who want to take it to the next level. Add a Bluetooth remote to your USBNinja

$65 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Antenna Kit

Comes with 1x 30 m with 2 dBi, 3 cm antenna; 1x 50 m with 3 dBi, 11 cm antenna; 1x 100 m with 18 dBi directional panel antenna

$45 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

About the Team

RFID Research Group

US / Singapore / Shenzhen, China  ·  usbninja.com

RFID Research Group is a holistic R&D company that does idea realization, hardware localization in China, export & fulfillment services from China and project consultancy.

Kevin Mitnick

KnowBe4

Vincent Yiu

SYON

Kevin Barker

RFID Research Group

Olaf Tan

RFID Research Group

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