Imagine plugging in a seemingly innocent USB drive into a computer and installing backdoors, exfiltrating documents, or capturing credentials.
With a few well crafted keystrokes anything is possible. If only you had a few minutes, a photographic memory and perfect typing accuracy.
The USB Rubber Ducky injects keystrokes at superhuman speeds, violating the inherent trust computers have in humans by posing as a keyboard.
Inventing keystroke injection in 2010, the USB Rubber Ducky became the must-have pentest tool. With a covert design and simple "Ducky Script" language, this bad USB infiltrates systems and imaginations the world over.
Nearly every computing devices accepts human input from keyboards, hence the ubiquitous HID specification - or Human Interface Device. Keyboards announce themselves to computers as HID devices and are in turn automatically recognized and accepted.
The USB Rubber Ducky delivers powerful payloads in seconds by taking advantage of the target computers inherent trust all while deceiving humans by posing as an ordinary USB drive.
A two second HID attack against Windows and Mac that launches the website of your choosing. That's by far the most effective security awareness payload for the USB Rubber Ducky.
Using a USB Rubber Ducky and this simple payload, Windows password hashes can be captured for cracking in less than two seconds.