We recently developed a plug-and-play vulnerability scanner built on a Raspberry Pi. And by plug-and-play, we actually mean that; you plug in the Raspberry Pi to your router, and within a few hours, you will receive an OpenVas network vulnerability report to your email.
For those that thought “YUM!” when mentioned above, a Rasberry Pi (RPi) is actually a single-board computer that costs around $100 and can be used for a vast range of applications, including home automation and education. If a fruity pastry had the same capabilities, that would be an impressive, albeit slightly expensive, treat!
The entire project is open source, and once you buy the device and peripheral set-up equipment, the scanner is FREE to run as many times as you want! This article will walk you through the “why” you’d want this and “how” you can create your own home network vulnerability scanner. Let’s jump in!