Portability and mobility of security applications and popular security softwares to mobile phones have always been fascinating. In the past we have seen complete security framework on Nokia N900 and porting of BackTrack to android platform. This article is for all security nerds who have the passion for security, right from desktop to laptop to mobile phones! Today we bring you some of the finest applications on android platform that can help you out in assessing security while you are on your favourite android handset, SII, SIII, Xperia any
Orbot is the mobile form of ToR that helps in maintaining anonymity of your browsing in mobile. As usual, this network of virtual tunnel helps people in maintaining privacy as well. And who doesn’t wants be anonymous (lol)! This application is must for all security geeks.
FaceNiff is another application that somewhat helps in carrying out MITM attacks using android applications with some limitations. It allows us to sniff and intercept web session profiles over the wifi that our mobile is connected to. It makes possible to hijack session only on the cost that wifi connection is not using EAP.
Shark is the android version of wireshark, a popular traffic sniffer software. It dumps the whole traffic over 3G or wifi to the traditional pcap file. Using other application Shark Reader, the pcap file can be studied .
Net Tools, the swiss army knife is a perfect network utility available for android platform. With various network features like ping, port scan, whois etc, it becomes one of the most loved application for android freaks and network geeks.
HackDroid is a popular attacking application on android platform. It has various features like cracking router logins, scanning hosts, banner grabbing etc. Its quick features can help in penetrating a network. Not 100% efficient, but its promising!
ANTI Toolkit is a popular penetration testing application developed for android. Its has many useful features. We also had a look on it before. This application is available in two version. The lite version has many restrictions and offers just scanning. Were as the professional version offers exploitation features of the target.
All these applications are available over the android market. These applications sometimes proves to be quite useful once you are into a hacking expedition through mobile phone. Stay tuned as we will bring some more unexplored security apps that android have.