Success on TikTok, the Flipper Zero is used for testing access to wireless internet networks. However, as it did not have approval from the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the agency announced the seizure of a charge from the portable device. The device is prohibited for sale in the national territory.
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The justification is that the device that emits radio frequency can be a tool used for illicit purposes, including to facilitate crimes or misdemeanors.
On the product’s official website, the description indicates that it is a toy-shaped multitool for pentesters, that is, people who do penetration tests and geeks. Equally, the product presentation indicates that “he loves to hack digital things like radio protocols, access control systems, hardware and more”. For this, the device uses a customizable open source code.
While in Brazil the cheapest offers for the device are in the range of R$ 1700, in the United States, the Flipper Zero costs around US$ 200. Since its launch, in 2019, more than 150 thousand devices have been sold.
On the Social Network that is successful with teenagers, there are several videos that demonstrate, for example, the utilities and tricks possible with the use of the device. One of them demonstrates a user using Flipper Zero to copy an unlock card from his condominium door and applying the code to key chains purchased on the internet.