iPhone Pen Testing Tools without Jailbreaking

April 18, 2013
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Although you can get almost any security tool imaginable if you jailbreak your iPhone, we were curious what was out there for non-jailbroken iPhones. Given that my iPhone is setup to be my primary home and work device, I don’t want risk jailbreaking it. We’ve searched around on iTunes and across the interwebs for anything we could find and below is a list of what I came up with so far. To make the list more manageable we’ve tried to categorize them per the ISSAF framework. If an app fell into more then one group, we placed it in the earliest phase. With some exceptions we also didn’t include ones that haven’t been updated in the last year. So here are our picks for “official” iPhone apps for security professionals.

Information Gathering

  • Deep Whois ~ Lookup IPs, Domains, IDNs, ASNs ($1.99 from Pavel Ahafonau; thanks to @wimremes for recommending)
  • JaNet – Network Tools ($1.99 from Michele Nucci)
  • zTools – Network Utility ($1.99 from 0x557 Team)

Network Mapping

  • IP Network Scanner ($9.99 from 10base-t interactive; free version too)
  • iNet Pro – Network Scanner ($5.99 from BananaGlue GmbH; free version too)
  • Scany ~ Network and Port Scanner, Traceroute, Ping, Whois, Wake on LAN ($5.99 from Pavel Ahafonau)
  • LANScan ($0.99 from Nutec Network Tools, LLC)
  • Net Master – IT Tools & LAN Scanner ($5.99 from Nutec Apps, LLC)
  • Fing – Network Scanner (free from Overlook Soft)
  • SetnetInsight – Scan & Manage Your Wi-Fi Networks ($3.99 from BluesWine, Inc.)

Vulnerability Identification

  • zScan Pro ($2.99 from 0x557 Team)

Penetration

  • Nada (Have any ideas? Let us know in the comments below.)

Verification

  • iSSH – SSH / VNC Console ($9.99 from Zinger-Soft)
  • SSH Term Pro ($4.99 from Moon Technolabs)
  • zateInet (free from zaTelnet)

Other

  • Wickr – Secure IM & Multimedia Sharing (free from Wickr, LLC)
  • Silent Phone (free but requires service subscription from Silent Circle)
  • Silent Text (free but requires service subscription from Silent Circle)
  • Burner – Disposable Phone Numbers (free but requires in-app credit purchases from Ad Hoc Labs, Inc)

Over the next few months I hope to try each one of these apps out and give some type of review on each.

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Have any experiences with or thoughts on any of the above apps? Let us know in the comments below. Today’s post pic is from Hackaday.com. See ya!

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  13. Blake on November 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for the list! I seriously wish an app like dSploit for Android existed on iOS. It’s sad that no developers think enough to make something like this possible. All you’d need is to change your clock to 2012, and you can download IPA apps just like you can APK apps.

  14. grecs on November 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Blake: I feel your pain on that one. It’d be so fun to play with. Maybe someone will do a kickstarter so we could outsource development or something.

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