Kuldeep Singh, 46-year-old, has owned many hats. He is an iron man coach, sales head at an enterprise security company, an ethical hacker and IT forensics expert. And now he has created a Rs.3000 rupees hacking device which he claims, It can hack into any phone, computer, traffic signal, CCTV cameras and even nuclear establishments.
Well, It all started with Singh asking his wife if he can hack her phone. He was excited at how easily he could make a backdoor entry into an android device. This led him to further research on information security. After completing courses in Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)v9 and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigation (CHFI)v9 along with 2 months of testing and buying items for the device from across the internet, he built a 60-inch hacking device weighing almost 59 grams.
He bought a router, san disk memory card, keyboard, HDMI cable, a larger cable, packagers, and data transfer cable, high-speed data transfer cable, mobile adapters, OTG, Wifi jammer and the RASPBERRY PI, a single board minicomputer. “I liked the whole idea of vulnerable systems and how to fix them. But I needed to see what all can be hacked and who easily things can be hacked and guess what I have low power device capable of launching attacks,” says Singh.
He says that the real intent was learning hands on how vulnerable IT systems are and develop a fix for that. “I wanted to get my hands dirty in Infosec and not just claim to be another ethical hacker who had done a certain course online. There are so many out there doing the same.” He says he hacked his own Android smartphone and based on that he made changes to his phone.
Singh says that it’s impossible to live an offline life but there should be ways to prevent a hack. He claims his 60-inch device can create havoc in radio signals, get into video surveillance systems and erase data.” My idea is to spot bugs and make systems more robust.”
Singh has more than 25 years of IT sales experience wherein he has for worked firms like GE, Cisco, and Sun Microsystems among others.
But he always didn’t have it easy. The startup bug bit Bangalore based Kuldeep Singh in early 2016. He quit his well-cushioned job at Cisco and ventured out on his own to start eKutir Global PBC, a social enterprise startup. But within a year’s time, he had to shut down his organization. “I floated my own company and thought it would be successful. But due to certain circumstances, it went into debt and my father repaid all the loans I had taken for my company.”
But that didn’t deter the effervescent Singh who went to become an iron man trainer and that too India’s only official trainer.”I was high on drugs, smoking, drinking. I decided to quit. I decided to set a life goal.” He founded TrIndia Training & Research Foundation, a not for profit organization which focuses on sports charity portfolio management.