As the world knows, hackers are the persons who have great knowledge of the working of computers, networks and other digital things. Hackers are not bad people; in fact, they are people with extra ordinary knowledge. But when such a person starts using its skills in illegal purposes, then it becomes a bad person. Today, hacking is one of the most dangerous activities happening in the current world. Hackers are interested in gaining access to some of the most private data of a person, like passwords for bank account. Not only normal people, even the biggest names known to the world including Microsoft and Nintendo are afraid of being hacked.
There is no end to creativity, someone has taken the wifi card from a printer and actually modified it to run Linux! I can’t imagine its a super computer, but the idea is very cool!
The parts come from a Lexamrk X6570 all-in-one printer wich goes for around 100$ on eBay. This printer has with a Lexmark N2050 WiFi card running BusyBox. After soldering a few wires to the USB/UART pins on the N2050, [sjMoquin] had a very cheap but highly useful single board computer running Linux. So far neither the USB or WIFI is functional but the hackers [sjMoquin]& [Julia Longtin] are currently working on that. so a fully functional embedded Linux board based on a printer’s WiFi card should be available soon.