No, this is not a post about sexual performance.
I use my iPhone for a surprising variety of things, even at the office. For around $14, I threw together a suite of network scanning and testing tools that let me get a pretty good look at any network I manage. But, that’s another post.
Today, I thought I’d bring to your attention a great blog post by Nicholas M. Petty tittled “iPen: Hacking with the iDevice“. What he’s got is a set of instructions and tools for turning your iPhone, or, presumably, your iPad, into hand-held computer security penetration testing tool. Yeah, I know, it still sounds dirty when you say “penetration”. Grow up.
If you’re into security, whether you own an iPhone or not, it’s worth going to take a look at just to see the thought process and methodology.
Now, as much as I love this idea, I probably won’t actually do it myself because the first step is to “jailbreak” your phone and, frankly, as tight as money is and as important as my phone is to me, I can’t afford to have problems with it. Still, it is an interesting idea, especially considering how many of these little devices are wandering loose out there and how many wifi access point exist out in the world. I often wonder how secure any of them really are, especially in corporate environments.
Anyway, this should be something for network managers to think about the next time they see someone in the lobby of their building “playing a game” on their iPhone!