The Android Network Toolkit, or Anti, was displayed at the DefCon security conference by security firm Zimperium, which hopes that people will use the app to find vulnerabilities in their own networks instead of hacking into someone else’s.
The app is primarily a Wi-Fi snooping tool which scans for open networks and displays a list of target devices on these networks. The app allows anyone to initiate ‘Man-in-the-middle’ attacks, the ability to spy on a system, click remote screenshots and even eject the CD tray.
“When a target is identified, the app offers up a simple menu with commands like 'Man-In-The-Middle' to eavesdrop on local devices, or even 'Attack'” the description for the app read.
“The app is designed to run exploits collected in platforms like Metasploit or ExploitDB, using vulnerabilities in out-of-date software to compromise targets,” it added.
The developers are also offering a $10 corporate version of the application which will bring enhanced capabilities.
At a time when hacking incidents are making headlines on a daily basis, an app, which allows even the poorly skilled to attack a network, is perhaps not such great idea even if the Terms of Service for app instruct users only to use it for white hat hacking.