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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languagesC, Python
AuthorRory McNamara
Latest releaseNo release found

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Why this tool?

This tool is used to perform an attack that is known as "evil maid".

How it works

For this attack, physical access is needed. After booting from an alternative disk, the initrd of Linux is backdoored. This backdoor can be used to gain access to the system.

Usage and audience

EvilAbigail is commonly used for offensive security. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Author and Maintainers

EvilAbigail is under development by Rory McNamara.


Supported operating systems

EvilAbigail is known to work on Linux.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a system backdooring tool.