The most of the times you scan the Wi-Fi networks available around, they're protected with key. Penetrate is an app that help you out with that. If the routers of that Wi-Fi networks are encrypted with WEP/WPA it will bring you the keys to access them. This seems a sort of cracking, but the developers says it isn't, because it's supposed to get the keys for penetration testing and you should use it only with permission from network owners. Well, apart from those regardings, it does what it says. Check the developer description to know which routers are supported.
Take in account that if you have an antivirus installed in your device, it will warn you about this app. The developer says it's normal because it's a security-related tool. Penetrate isn't a danger for your phone.
This is the paid version (€1.99) that contains no ads, some more features and sponsors further development. What's more, it allows you to use 3G to get the password instead of using dictionaries that you will have to download in the free version.
Penetrate works properly with the range of routers supported. We're missing more though. Despite the apparent use for which it was developed this application, we all know the "regular" use. And if you're looking for it, give it a chance. It's a great app.
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by Manu , Appszoom
May 16, 2011