Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents - Third Edition

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a secret agent toolbox with this set of exciting projects

Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents - Third Edition

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Matthew Poole

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a secret agent toolbox with this set of exciting projects
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ISBN 139781786463548
Paperback316 pages

Book Description

This book is for all mischievous Raspberry Pi owners who’d like to see their computer transform into a neat spy gadget to be used in a series of practical pranks and projects. No previous skills are required to follow along, and if you’re completely new to Linux, you’ll pick up much of the basics for free.

We’ll help you set up your Raspberry Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 and guide you through a number of pranks and secret agent techniques that are so inconspicuous yet high on mischief. You’ll learn how to configure your operating system for maximum mischief and start exploring audio, video, or Wi-Fi techniques. We’ll show you how to record, listen, or talk to people from a distance and how to set up your own phone network. Then, you’ll plug in your webcam and set up a motion detector with an alarm and find out what the other computers on your Wi-Fi network are up to. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, we’ll combine them with a battery pack and GPS for the ultimate off-road spy kit.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting up to No Good
A brief history lesson on the Pi
Raspberry Pi 3
The ins and outs of the Raspberry Pi
Setting up your Pi
The importance of a sneaky headless setup
Keeping your system up to date
Backing up your SD card
Summary
Chapter 2: Audio Antics
Configuring your audio gadgets
Recording conversations for later retrieval
Making a covert wearable recorder with Pi Zero
Listening in on conversations from a distance
Listening in over Bluetooth
Talking to people from a distance
Distorting your voice in weird and wonderful ways
Make your computer do the talking
Scheduling your audio actions
Calling your fellow agents
Using your voice to control things
Bonus one-line sampler
Summary
Chapter 3: Webcam and Video Wizardry
Meet the USB Video Class drivers and Video4Linux
Raspberry Pi Camera Module
Make a covert wearable recorder with Pi Zero
Turning your TV on or off using the Pi
Summary
Chapter 4: Wi-Fi Pranks – Exploring Your Network
Getting an overview of all the computers on your network
Finding out what the other computers are up to
Pushing unexpected images to browser windows
Knocking all visitors off your network
Protecting your network against Ettercap
Analyzing packet dumps with Wireshark
Creating a diversion using a chat bot
Keeping your conversations secret with encryption
Summary
Chapter 5: Taking Your Pi Off-Road
Keeping the Pi dry and running with housing and batteries
Setting up point-to-point networking
Turning the Pi into a Wi-Fi hotspot
Connecting the Pi to the mobile Internet
Be anonymous on the Internet
Tracking the Pi's whereabouts using GPS
Controlling the Pi with your smartphone
Receiving status updates from the Pi
Accessing your files from anywhere with Dropbox
Keeping your data secret with encryption
Erasing the Pi should it fall into the wrong hands
Jam the airwaves with a Pi Zero
Summary
Chapter 6: Detecting and Protecting Against Your Enemies
Say hello to the GPIO
Building a laser trip wire
Sending alerts to your phone using SMS
Use your phone as an access control device
Displaying secret codes and messages
Better security with a true random number generator
Summary
Graduation

What You Will Learn

  • Install and configure the Raspbian Jessie operating system for maximum mischief
  • Detect an intruder with motion detection or a laser trip wire and set off an alarm
  • Listen in to conversations from a distance over Bluetooth
  • Distort your voice in weird and wonderful ways
  • Track the Pi's whereabouts using GPS
  • Connect your Pi to the mobile Internet using a 3G dongle and make yourself anonymous on the net
  • Display secret messages and codes to fellow agents on a LED display

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting up to No Good
A brief history lesson on the Pi
Raspberry Pi 3
The ins and outs of the Raspberry Pi
Setting up your Pi
The importance of a sneaky headless setup
Keeping your system up to date
Backing up your SD card
Summary
Chapter 2: Audio Antics
Configuring your audio gadgets
Recording conversations for later retrieval
Making a covert wearable recorder with Pi Zero
Listening in on conversations from a distance
Listening in over Bluetooth
Talking to people from a distance
Distorting your voice in weird and wonderful ways
Make your computer do the talking
Scheduling your audio actions
Calling your fellow agents
Using your voice to control things
Bonus one-line sampler
Summary
Chapter 3: Webcam and Video Wizardry
Meet the USB Video Class drivers and Video4Linux
Raspberry Pi Camera Module
Make a covert wearable recorder with Pi Zero
Turning your TV on or off using the Pi
Summary
Chapter 4: Wi-Fi Pranks – Exploring Your Network
Getting an overview of all the computers on your network
Finding out what the other computers are up to
Pushing unexpected images to browser windows
Knocking all visitors off your network
Protecting your network against Ettercap
Analyzing packet dumps with Wireshark
Creating a diversion using a chat bot
Keeping your conversations secret with encryption
Summary
Chapter 5: Taking Your Pi Off-Road
Keeping the Pi dry and running with housing and batteries
Setting up point-to-point networking
Turning the Pi into a Wi-Fi hotspot
Connecting the Pi to the mobile Internet
Be anonymous on the Internet
Tracking the Pi's whereabouts using GPS
Controlling the Pi with your smartphone
Receiving status updates from the Pi
Accessing your files from anywhere with Dropbox
Keeping your data secret with encryption
Erasing the Pi should it fall into the wrong hands
Jam the airwaves with a Pi Zero
Summary
Chapter 6: Detecting and Protecting Against Your Enemies
Say hello to the GPIO
Building a laser trip wire
Sending alerts to your phone using SMS
Use your phone as an access control device
Displaying secret codes and messages
Better security with a true random number generator
Summary
Graduation

Book Details

ISBN 139781786463548
Paperback316 pages
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