Techworm just compiled their list of the Top 15 hacking tools and the list is … intriguing. Here are the three I believe are the most interesting:
A full third of the the top apps are focused on hacking WiFi networks – testing them, stealing passwords, manipulating online activities, and more. The article does clarify that these tools should be used for ETHICAL hacking and penetration testing – finding out wholes in a network’s security as opposed to exploiting these vulnerabilities for fun and illicit profits.
But back to the mechanic – a flat-bladed screwdriver is an extremely useful tool. It also was the perfect device for hot-wiring my old Chrysler station wagon. The difference was all in the application and the goal – and the car had no influence over the process.
So when jumping on a WiFi network at your local café, just remember that there are a number of tools out there designed to eavesdrop on your communication and hack the connection. Protect yourself by using a VPN such as the Avira Phantom to encrypt your communication and keep hackers out of your online life.