Inspired by the US series Mr. Robot, about an anti-social hacker, a Chinese engineer has decided to try out some of the hacking practices seen in the show.
SexyCyborg, as she’s known, lives in Shenzen, China, and was inspired by the realistic hacking methods seen in the show.
Utilising her female assets, she wondered if it would be possible to blag her way into a corporate facility.
Inside she could use a hacking kit she had stored inside a pair of platform heels, that she’d made herself using a 3D printer, to partake in a spot of industrial espionage.
Ingenuous idea, because where else would she be able to hide the kit? (Answers on a postcard).
So I got to thinking, if I had to do penetration testing on a corporate facility, how would I do it? Social engineering for one; I’m a natural honeypot. I think there’s a reasonable chance that a guy might invite me back to their office after a few drinks in the neighborhood? But a handbag would be suspicious and leaving cell phones at the gate would be standard practice in any reasonably secure facility. My typical clothing does not leave room to hide anything, but that’s all the more reason they would not be suspicious of me.
She’s called them Wu Ying Shoes (which means ‘shadowless’), after local folk hero Wong Fei-hung, a crafty fighter who would distract opponents with upper body attacks before sweeping them out from under themselves with a ‘shadowless kick’.
Each shoe holds a secret draw that holds all the tools you’d need to access a company’s network and extracting the information you required.
Hacking never looked so good.