Until this version Pi 4, this small computer at $ 35 was seen with some disdain for its weak capacities.
But as of now, its processor is three times more powerful and its video card supports even ultra high definition or 4K.
Imagine, we even used to hack NASA!
Raspberry Pi is a nanocomputer project of a University of Cambridge faculty team to encourage the dissemination and learning of computing, especially for the less favored markets.
The size of a credit card, this small motherboard that rolls a system called Raspbian understands the fundamentals of computing, here are the features of version 4:
- 1, 2 or 4 GB random RAM
- Processor ARM Cortex-A72 1.5 GHz
- microSD card storage
- VideoCore VI graphics card
- UHD-4K video support for two monitors
- 2 HDMI + USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports
- Bluetooth 5.0
- WiFiport Gigabit Ethernet Port
Prices range from $ 35, $ 45 to $ 55, respectively, for versions with 1, 2 or 4 GB of RAM.
For example, the 4GB version is sold for $ 74 CAN at home on BuyaPi.ca.
However, these prices do not include a power supply, keyboard, mouse or screen, which can be found on the Internet at equally low prices.
This morning, we learned that a hacker used a Raspberry Pi computer to infiltrate the JPL network, the famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, and access Deep Space Network systems.
Tons of data on the International Space Station on manned space flights and other mission systems were obtained.
Small but also very discreet
The attack that struck last spring went unnoticed for almost a year.
It took only one person who had access to the JPL servers to connect this tiny computer.