Brazil seizing Flipper Zero shipments to prevent use in crime
The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency is seizing incoming Flipper Zero purchases due to its alleged use in criminal activity, with purchasers stating that the government agency has rejected all attempts to certify the equipment.
Flipper Zero is a portable multi-function cybersecurity tool that allows pentesters and hacking enthusiasts to tinker with a wide range of hardware by supporting RFID emulation, digital access key cloning, radio communications, NFC, infrared, Bluetooth, and more.
Since it was released, security researchers have demonstrated Flipper Zero’s features on social media, showing how it can trigger doorbells, perform replay attacks to open garage doors and unlock cars, and be used as a digital key.
The cyberpunk we don’t deserve
The Flipper Zero is the ultimate multi-tool for pentesters, geeks, ethical hackers and hardware hobbyists alike. One pocket-sized device combines multiple tools: RFID, RF, Infrared, HID emulation, GPIO, Hardware debugging, 1-Wire, Bluetooth, Wifi and more.
Inspired by great open-source projects: Proxmark, HydraNFC, Rubber Ducky, pwnagotchi – the Flipper Zero manages to pack serious functionality into a tiny, professionally manufactured device – and stays true to its Open Source roots.
Entirely independent, the Flipper Zero requires no external computer or hardware to function – everything is driven by the its 5-way navigation button and LCD screen. When connected to a computer or the included Android / iOS apps, the Flipper can be extended, modified, upgraded and reflashed according to your needs.
With over two years of meticulous design, prototyping and iteration, the Flipper Zero is a mature platform, ready to use out of the box, meeting the needs of professionals and enthusiasts alike.
The Flipper Zero contains a fully-controllable RF platform, based on the TI CC1101 chip, allowing for RF Signal capture, analysis and transmission.
The Flipper Zero has a built-in library of common remote control algorithms for capturing, decoding and analysing and replaying signals.
Users have full access to the radio sub-system, allowing custom RF modules to be easily built.
The Flipper Zero allows for Reading, Writing and Emulation of both High-Frequency (13.56MHz) and Low-Frequency (125KHz) RFID tags.
Low Frequency tags can be easily read, saved, cloned to a new card, or exported for analysis.
Multiple High Frequency protocols are supported, and the Flipper Zero can even sniff authentification nonces to extract unknown MIFARE keys.