With its new “Smart Wires” app for Apple and Google devices, Cisco has been working to provide a tool that can be used to determine if a router is carrying spyware.
The app, developed by Cisco’s Advanced Technology and Projects division, is intended to give consumers and professionals a quick, easy way to see if a computer is infected and what to do if it is.
The app’s main goal is to “reduce the risk of new viruses spreading, as well as protect the network from malicious activity.”
But the app’s creators also say it can also be used by security researchers and those who are looking for information on routers that are infected with spyware or other malicious code.
Users can download the app from the company’s website or from the App Store for $1.99.
It works with Apple and Android devices, though it is not compatible with Windows or Windows Phone devices.
Users first need to open the Smart Wires app on their computer and select the device they want to test.
In the menu, users can choose from “Cisco Smart Wiring” or “Google Smart Wishing.”
Then, the app opens up, showing a list of all the router’s devices, including MAC addresses, IP addresses, MAC addresses of all devices, and the number of times each device has been tested.
To view the results, a user can choose to save the data to their computer or save it to a file and save it there.
The Smart Wire app also has a list that includes all the information a user has requested on the router, including information about the device, operating system version, the MAC address of each device, and its current status.
Users can also review the status of each of the router devices and click “Clear” or the option to “Send Results.”
The app will then close, and users can then use the app to get a report on whether the router is transmitting a new spyware infection.
“If the router appears infected, then it’s not a good idea to continue using it.
If you do have an infected router, it’s best to uninstall it and get another one,” the Smart Tools app description reads.
“Also, keep in mind that some spyware is not designed to attack routers, so if you have any of these problems, uninstall the spyware first and check if it has been removed.
Once you have installed it and the issue is fixed, reinstall the software and you should be good.”
The app is still in testing, but users are reporting it working with the latest firmware and updates, the company said.
The Smart Wirings app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.