Android Network Toolkit app for Android smartphones makes hacking easy

August 8, 2011
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A security researcher at the Defcon conference unveiled a new hacking tool that is aimed at the white hat sort that looks to find vulnerabilities that can be patch to make the network or device more secure. Naturally, the app can also be taken advantage of by nefarious sorts that are looking to cause havoc and steal data from unprotected systems and networks. The new app is called the Android Network Toolkit and it will land on the Android Market soon.

The company behind the app is an Israeli security firm called Zimperium. The app has a series of tools that will help the hacker find networks that are unsecure and then find machines on that network that are vulnerable to certain exploits and make executing those exploits as simple as hitting a button. The app is dubbed Anti for short and will be offered free with a $10 corporate upgrade.

The app allows the user to scan for WiFi networks, open networks, and run a traceroute to find IP addresses for servers. Once the target the user wants to attack is found they can execute attacks like Man-in-the-Middle using vulnerabilities in out of date software. Zimperium says that the terms of use for the app will limit it to being used only for white hat testing. Hackers are known for adhering to rules and user agreements so all should be fine. Not.

[via Forbes]


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  • James Warren

    wheres the apk?

  • Dan

    cain & abel for android… it was a matter of time.

  • Asdf2

    +1 where is the apk?

  • Asdf2

    +1 where is the apk?

  • Pritchardgareth1

    app is still in beta testing faze

  • Pritchardgareth1

    app is still in beta testing faze

  • Davil

    I GOT IT ,BUT IT CAN NOT USE