The world of computers and technology has witnessed an unprecedented shift towards mobile devices in recent years. The pandemic of 2020 in particular led to the popularity of mobile content creation apps like Instagram and tiktok. Because of those, many content creators, among other demographics, now have most of their data on their phones rather than on their laptops. For example, many people have their cryptocurrency and NFT accounts in their mobile phone wallets.
The war for cybersecurity has also also followed this pattern of technology, with cyber criminals now creating scams specifically to target users with mobile devices. Unfortunately most mobile phone users are not equipped to deal with mobile phone cybercrime. For example there is an increasing rate of identity theft from mobile devices and cybercriminals can sell these stolen identities for as high as thousands of dollars.
However the fortunate thing is that cybersecurity has been able to follow this trend, with penetration One of these methods is creating mobile wifi hacking apps in order to help their clients stay safe from being victims of mobile cybercrime.
How do Mobile Wi-fi Hacking apps work?
Like computer wi-fi hacking apps, mobile wi-fi hacking apps also target networks for vulnerabilities. However, in their own case, mobile hacking APIs are built for mobile devices , and ethical hackers can therefore use them to target mobile networks as a form of penetration testing.
Mobile wi-fi hacking apps work on any kind of software so you can hack your IOS as well as your android phone with these apps.
The best Mobile Hacking Apps for Android
In this section I will discuss a number of mobile wi-fi hacking that you can use to test the strength of your wi-fi network on your android device. I chose android because it is the android mobile software that is most accessible and vulnerable to hacking. According to the popular blog Techarrival, the following are five of the most useful mobile wi-fi hacking apps
Kali Linux NetHunter
Kali Linux is one of the most popular Linux Distro for ethical hacking purposes for PCs. Kali Linux was founded by Mati Aharoni and is currently maintained by Offensive Security PVT. Limited. What makes it special is that this is the first open-source android penetration testing platform. For using NetHunter, you need to launch Kali’s WiFi tool to go ahead with the process. NetHunter’s simple configuration process will help you in overcoming the problem with configuration files. It needs a custom kernel, which supports 802.11 wireless injections. Thus, making Kali Linux a must-have app.
zANTI: Mobile Penetration & Security Analysis Toolkit
zANTI is a mobile penetration testing Hacking toolkit for android that helps you find out the amount of vulnerability of your WiFi network. The App interface is Simple and Fluid. zANTI Penetration Toolkit is very easy to use because of its simple UI. Thus it enables IT Security Administrators, Ethical Hackers, and other types of users to simulate and find out an advanced attacker that can get access to the network and thereby try to identify the malicious tools or techniques they can use in the dark side without being visible to compromise the corporate network.
This app also has the same functionality as the WiFi Kill app. NetCut has been a popular app for the Windows platform, and Arcai recently launched it for the Android platform. The advantage it offers over WiFi Kill is that it can protect your WiFi from other NetCut Software, but such features require a paid subscription.
WiFi WPS WPA Tester
The WiFi WPS WPA tester is developed by Saniorgl SRL and is the first app in the list that is available on the play store, making it one of the most popular WiFi Hacking Apps. The intention of the developer for making this app was to scan the vulnerabilities found in the WiFi Networks. WITHOUT root permissions and with Android >= 5.0 (Lollipop) can connect with this app, but they CANNOT view the WEP-WPA-WPA2. Devices without root permissions and with Android < 5.0 (Lollipop) CANNOT connect to this app, and they CANNOT view the WEP-WPA-WPA2
Fing – Network Tools
Fing – Network Tools, just like zANTI, help find out and analyze more about your network. This app requires root access to your android. It helps you find out what all devices are connected to your WiFi network in just a matter of a few seconds. This app is straightforward to use, fast, and yet accurate. Fing is a professional App for network analysis and is used by Security Analysts and all types of Hackers and at all levels. A simple, fluid, and intuitive interface help you evaluate your WiFi’s security levels and then detect intruders or attackers and ultimately block them or resolve your network issues.
It is worth of note that these apps are recommended for ethical hackers/ penetration testers with permission from the owner of the networks that need to be tested. Using these software for blackhat hacking makes the individual liable for the consequences of such an action.