OpenWRT + cheap routers = Cheap, customized security sensors & training devices presented at BSidesAugusta 2018

by Ryan Wilson,

Summary : OpenWRT is a popular embedded Linux distribution designed for use on those wireless routers typically used by consumers and small businesses to get online. These routers typically come with a stock firmware that has minimal capabilities, but under the hood, they are very capable devices that can be unlocked with custom firmware. Enter OpenWRT to make this easier to accomplish! There are many uses for these from setting up cheap training networks (for example, to test cracking wireless security) to establishing network monitoring and interception points (for example, a cheap network tap). The presenter will present some use cases and do a quick walk-through about how to set one up.