I had an ageing TP-Link AC750 (TL-WR902AC) pocket router that I used to carry around on my travels before the pandemic. It is a handy travel mate allowing me to share the hotel Wi-Fi with my laptop, tablet and Chromecast devices. Sadly, the router has its limitations, but OpenWrt gave the AC750 a second life.
This article explains how a disk image can be taken from a virtual machine running on the public cloud. The acquired disk image can then be used with offline forensic tools like Autopsy and Encase.
Due to the strict COVID-19 policies in Australia, the BSides Canberra hacker conference was back in mid-April 2021. My visit was a good excuse to take my pwnagotchi for a walk in Canberra, and draw some conclusions of the Wi-Fi security practices of the Australian capital city.
For those not familiar with the pwnagotchi project, it makes Wi-Fi password auditing fun again. A pwnagotchi device is essentially bettercap installed on a Pi Zero, allowing to capture Wi-Fi packets on the go. The captured Wi-Fi packets are automatically uploaded to third-party services, and then analysed to reveal weak wireless passwords (PSKs) of the nearby wireless access points.