Wednesday, 15 February 2017

If you are a pentester, ethical hacker, to use these tools

If you are a pentester, ethical hacker or work in the IT security information space then you obviously need tools to perform penetration tests. There are a million different tools out there – all of which essentially fall under one of these categories:

Password cracking tools, such as ophcrack and John the Ripper

Network scanning software, such as the legendary Nmap or NetScanTools

Network vulnerability scanning tools, with a good example being QualysGuard

Network analyzer software, Cain & Abel, Wireshark and OmniPeek

Wireless network analyzer and software, such as Aircrack-ng and CommView

File search software (mainly for forensics), an example being FileLocator Pro

Web application vulnerability scanning software, for example Acunetix and WebInspect

Database vulnerability security scanning software, like SQLPing3 or AppDetective

Exploit software with a solid example being the age-old proven and tested Metasploit.

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