Did you know that your Android phone can be used as a pretty effective hacking device? I’m not saying that, you should use this to commit evil, but there are various android hacking apps out there that are a great way to enhance your white hat skills. Android has an app for everything if you’re a network administrator, professional pen tester or someone who’s aspiring to be a white hat hacker you can use your Android Device to perform basic to complex scanning and testing to collect important information and find loopholes.
Here are some of the best android hacking apps you can try:
Kali Linux NetHunter
Kali Linux NetHunter originally designed to work only with google nexus devices. The popular hacking and penetration testing tool Kali Linux NetHunter can actually be used on more recent devices with a bit of tweaking. Kali Linux NetHunter essentially installs an OS overlay on your Android device, turning your device into a pen testing tool at a relatively low memory usage. By using net hunter, you can crack WEP keys and WPA keys and detect open ports on other devices as well. It also allows Wi-Fi frame injection keyboard hijacking and man-in-the-middle attacks, making it great tool for testing a wide variety of hacking methods.
zANTI Mobile Penetration Testing Tool
zANTI Mobile Penetration Testing Tool is one of the most popular and full-featured pen testing tool to not only identify but simulate real-world attacks and mobile attack techniques on a single click. zANTI can gather a boatload of information about any connected network or device and the gathered information can be used to find, if the device or network is susceptible to any known vulnerabilities and perform MITM or man-in-the-middle attacks. If needed you can configure zANTI to send email reports of all the devices and data it collects at regular intervals, although you can install zANTI on non-rooted devices, but you need to have a rooted device to make use of all the power and features provided by the zANTI Android app.
cSploit is a free and open source security professional toolkit that comes with a built-in Metasploit framework and an easy-to-use interface. cSploit can map the local network, Forge TCP or UDP packets detector, open ports, fingerprints of hosts operating systems, perform man-in-the-middle attacks etc. Since the application comes packaged with the Metasploit Framework you can discover security vulnerabilities of the system or associated gadgets, create shell consoles and adjust exploit settings for better control to work with cSploit your device needs to be rooted, have super-user and busybox installed.
Hackode is an entirely decent application that lets you collect information about other devices. By using Hackode you can scan and find device, all Network vulnerabilities, along with that the app also has built-in networking tools like ping, DNS lookup, traceroute, DNS diagnosis, exploit monitoring and security feed. Since the app doesn’t need a rooted android device if you don’t mind the apps cheesy user interface do try it gets the job done if you only have basic needs
Network Mapper is very powerful tool that utilizes the broadly used Nmap scanner on back end to map and scan the associated networks once you introduce the Network Mapper application from Playstore, it will automatically download and install the required Nmap binaries from the internet and provide you with an easy-to-use GUI to perform scans using the network mapper. You can do a comprehensive scan on the network to identify live hosts and gather a wide range of information like open ports, network attributes, OS information etc. You can use Network Mapper on both rooted and non-rooted devices,but on non-rooted devices the functionality will be limited due to android restrictions.
tPacketCapture as you can tell from the name itself, tPacketCapture is a simple app to capture packets and data transfer of your network. tPacketCapture works by creating its own personal local VPN. Thats’s why it will work equally on both rooted and non-rooted devices. The good thing about tPacketCapture app is that, it stores all the captured data in a pcap file, so that you can use powerful desktop tools like Wireshark for more detailed analysis.
I hope you find this article informative. Comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences of using the above hacking apps for Android.