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The "bot" component of the PlugBot project

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Getting Started with PlugBot - YouTube Playlist

PlugBot Videos

Check out these YouTube videos featuring the PlugBot:
Hackers Love This Tiny Box
RedTeam Security's YouTube


PlugBot project is a security research project by RedTeam Security, led by Jeremiah Talamantes. It is designed to be a proof-of-concept / experimental foray into the development of software that could potentially support the concept of a hardware botnet. The project is made up of two components, PlugBot Bot and PlugBot Command & Control. The hardware component to this project is intended to be single-board computers, such as: Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, Cubox, etc.


Jeremiah began developing the concept in early 2010 upon the surge of plug computers into the tech market. Although the development ceased not soon after, the research aspect continued into his dissertation and finally came to life again in early 2015.

Bot Installation

Carry out the following steps to install:

  1. Copy the code into your web server's web root
  2. Open application/config/config.php and change the encryption_key to arbitrary/random characters (line 227)
  3. Open application/config/database.php and set your database's hostname, username and password (lines 51 to 53)
  4. Import the MySQL script into the database (db_plugbot_client)
  5. Ensure the system requirements below are installed

Bot System Requirements

  • Linux OS (tested on Debian)
  • Apache2
  • PHP5 (php5-curl)
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Flip
  • cron
  • Tor
  • cURL, wput, wget


The default username is admin and the default password is admin.

Login url: http://[yoururlor_ip]/index.php/home/setup


Jeremiah is an information security consultant, not a developer. Therefore much help is needed to improve the project all around. If you're proficient in PHP / CodeIgniter and want to contribute, contact jeremiah[at]redteamsecure[dot]com. Help is greatly needed!


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