Drive Badger: open source platform for covert data exfiltration operations, ranging from small computers to big servers.


Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It was chosen as a base system for Drive Badger, since it provides:

  • very convenient, Debian-style boot infrastructure
  • existing Debian systemd/udevd infrastructure (including udevd ruleset) – to properly detect all possible types of storage, and to handle the network configuration
  • upstream updates and security fixes
  • persistent encrypted partitions functionality, deeply integrated with boot infrastructure – so the exfiltrated data are inaccessible to any 3rd party in case you lose the drive, or eg. it is forcibly taken from you after search

Supported hardware architectures

Kali Linux currently supports several architectures, and provides ready to use Live ISO images for 3 main architectures:

  • 32-bit and 64-bit - standard Intel architectures
  • ARM64 - for Mac M1 computers (2020+ models)

From the founder...

Being in IT security business for almost 25 years, I realized, that breaking protections (or preventing it) is becoming less and less important. We are not living in Outlook Express times anymore...
The key point is the ability to keep the privileges permanent, once obtained. This becomes more and more difficult, as IT systems get more and more complicated - and this is exactly the goal of Drive Badger project: to give non-ITSEC people the ability to keep either the privileges, or the outcome of the successful break-in.