Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hacking Tools You Can’t Live Without

Hacking Tools You Can’t Live Without



As an information security professional, your toolkit is the most critical item you can possess — other than hands-on experience and common sense. Your hacking tools should consist of the following (and make sure you’re never on the job without them):


(1)Password cracking software, such as ophcrack, Hydra and John

(2)Network scanning software, such as Nmap

(3)Network vulnerability scanning software, such as GFI LanGuard and Nessus

(4)Network analyzer software, such as Cain & Abel and Wireshark

(5)Wireless network analyzer and software, such as Aircrack-ng and CommView for WiFi

(6)File search software, such as FileLocator Pro and Identity Finder

(7)Web application vulnerability scanning software, such as Acunetix 

(8)Web Vulnerability Scanner and WebInspect

(9)Database security scanning software, such as SQLNinja and SQLmap

(10)Exploit software, such as Metasploit


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