Aircrack running on a Zaurus C1000

zaurus c1000

The Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000 is one of the handful of PDAs that Sharp has released preloaded with Linux. With it’s full qwerty keyboard it’s pretty easy to use any program intended for a full size Linux box. Reader [Sonicvanajr] decided to make a video of his new toy doing a few tricks. Namely, running Aircrack-ng (key to WEP cracking) and MDK2. He compiled both using the OpenEmbedded tools. If you are looking for one of these tiny Linux boxes you might wan to try for the older 5500 model which was sold in the states. The OpenZaurus project is the distro of choice even though it does have a surprisingly steep learning curve for being on a fixed hardware platform.

27 thoughts on “Aircrack running on a Zaurus C1000

  1. what a peace of crap sorry but its sending me of to sleep and also the cam looks like its from toys u russ next hack pleas

  2. ps that hack was just one more powerfull example of how we in the free world can use high technology as a tool . that cam was neither technology nor a tool !

  3. The size and touchscreen are really nice, but for the price (~600 on ebay) the specs arent too impressive.

    400mhz, 50mb internal memory, 640×480 res. Its also fairly thick for not having a hard drive.

    Very cool, but I would only buy one if the price were more reasonable or the specs were a little better.

  4. All you people complaining about LEDs should go start ledhackaday.com and stop whining over here. Eliot should go ‘pretty please?’ to Engadget and ask to borrow their comment system code. ;)

  5. I got my Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000 for $330 total. It is an awesome device. They go for around $350. Even new ones.

  6. oh man what I would do to get that on my th55 :-]…

    I would sell my soul if someone made a howto to get linux on it, then makes the drivers to get the internal wifi/bluetooth working, and then ports over airodump, void11, aireplay, aircrack and some bluetooth fun… sell my friggin soul

  7. but! Sharp has introduced a new model in its Zaurus line of Linux PDAs. The SL-C1000 is similar to the SL-C3000, but without an internal harddrive. As with previous Japan-only Zaurus models, the SL-C1000 will be available with internationalization features from a number of global resellers.

  8. Oho ! Judging to on a picture there is the real hacker computer :) I do not know regarding technical descriptions… but a design impresses in any event.

  9. It always amuses me that all these people hate on someone project, but (and maybe I missed it) I can’t seem to find any hacks done by these people.

    When you can create a hack by yourself (and I don’t mean following someone elses directions) then you can come on here and hate

  10. Kudos to him for getting his Z running nicely but with at least three Linux-based distros and OpenBSD ported to his machine I would hope his Z would have that level of functionality.

    Go to the forums mentioned above, this is pretty commonplace stuff. I have been running aircrack (available from a feed no need to compile), have a transparent terminal on the root window, VNC into a Performa running 8.6, stream tunes from a home server while surfing hackaday at the local free hotspot, etc. for a year and a half and all the credit would have to go to pdaXrom and the good people at OESF.

    Sorry about the long post but seriously, this is not a hack, it’s not even really news…and that’s one crappy camera.

  11. really good hack in my opinon i am getting one of those sharp zaurus myself soon mine is going to be the 3200 question which linux distro do you use on your second computer i have tried to use ubuntu but i cannot get kismet to install your help would be great

  12. I have a zaurus C3100 but it did not come with any wifi adapter. I assume that the adapter in the video supported passive mode as well as packet injecting. I would love to know the MFG and Model # for that card.

  13. iv been workig on trying to get air crack to work on my win xp PC for a very long time. its a shit house prograhm. stop posting shit that doesnt work, NOOB!

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