Marcus Roskosch, independent software developer and founder of Creating Your App, just released his new iOS app Network Toolbox for iPhone, iPod and iPad.
Despite of rumors about the NSA Prism scandal or Chinese Hackers attacking networks and servers around the world, there is something that each of us can do to increase cyber security.
Network Toolbox helps to identify security issues or wrong configurations of your local or public networks that often makes it too easy for cyber attackers to break into your systems.
Even for an inexperienced user, it will now be easier than ever to check your home network for ports that are unintentionally left open to the web. By using this Network Toolbox app, such a security scan can be performed within seconds by following the included Guides and How-To's. An included Glossary also explains terms from A like "Access control" to Z like "Zero day".
For deeper security analysis, Network toolbox offers various tools to connect and inspect your networks. Regular Network tools like Browsers, Mail or FTP clients usually hide information about the connected server from the user. Network toolbox on the other hand can visualize such information as this information is often the first starting point for a cyber-attack. Cyber criminals can use this information to learn about your network and to find vulnerable devices.
By using this app, you will be able to identify such issues and once they are identified, they can often easily be solved.
"Don't trust the evil," Marcus said on his website. Don't trust what suppliers of NAS Servers, Web-Cameras, Backup devices or Network router tells you. Often those devices are shipped poorly pre-configured and just claim to be secure. Be your own Hacker and try to compromise your own network to locate those devices and protect your data.
Network Toolbox 2.01.01 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.