WiFi HID Injector for Fun & Profit

Hardware Design Author: Luca Bongiorni – https://twitter.com/lucabongiorni
Initial sw based on ESPloit by Corey Harding of www.LegacySecurityGroup.com

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**The Author has no profit out of the Cactus WHID sales.

HOW TO START [Newbies Edition]

Since July 2017 all Cactus WHID are delivered with pre-loaded ESPloitV2 and are ready to Plug-n-Hack ✌

Thus, even if you are not an Arduino expert, you can immediately have fun!

Just plug it in an USB port and connect to the WiFi network:

SSID “Exploit”

Password “DotAgency”

Open a web browser pointed to “

The default administration username is “admin” and password “hacktheplanet”.


For cool payloads or more info check the Wiki or the Payloads directory.

The Hardware

USB Pinouts

In order to make easier the process of weaponizing USB gadgets, you can solder the USB wires to the dedicated pinouts.

The pin closer to USB-A is GND. The pins are:

  • GND
  • D+
  • D-
  • VCC

[ If also an USB HUB is needed (i.e. to weaponize a wired mouse), usually, I do use this one https://www.tindie.com/products/mux/nanohub-tiny-usb-hub-for-hacking-projects ]

Documentation WIKI

I HEAVILY RECOMMEND TO READ IT ALL! https://github.com/whid-injector/WHID/wiki

Third-Party Softwares Compatible with WHID’s Hardware

https://github.com/exploitagency/ESPloitV2 An improved version of WHID GUI




Possible Applications

  • Classic: Remote Keystrokes Injection Over WiFi

Deploy WHID on Victim’s machine and remotely control it by accessing its WiFi AP SSID. (eventually you can also setup WHID to connect to an existing WiFi network)

  • Social Engineering: Deploy WHID inside an USB-enable gadget

The main idea behind it is to test for Social Engineering weaknesses within your target organization (e.g. DLP policy violations) and to bypass physical access restrictions to Target’s device. Usually, I create a fancy brochure (sample template https://github.com/whid-injector/WHID/tree/master/tools/Social_Engineering_Lures ) attached with a weaponized USB gadget and then use a common delivery carrier (e.g. UPS, DHL, FedEx).


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