Top Hacking Tools For Hackers

Everyone wants to be a hacker and keeps looking for tools that he can use to become a powerful hacker.

But as a beginner you may have questions in your mind about your hacking toolkit like should I use Wireshark or Ettercap? Burp Suite or OWASP- Zap?
Well you don’t have to wonder anymore because we have handpicked tools to fulfill your needs.
So let’s get started.

1. Nmap:

Well it is a network mapper. It can help you find which services are running on a server and which ports are open. It can be used to visualize the topology of a network and traceroute. It can fingerprint the OS of the target too.
You can save the search results to view later or can export them to a different program for ease.
Front end GUI of Nmap named “Zenmap” is also available. Nmap is a must-have for every hacker’s toolkit.
You can download Nmap from here

2. SQLMap:

It is a well-known program used to perform SQL Injection. In your hacking journey, you will see many SQL databases vulnerable to SQL Injection and there is no better choice than SQLMap because it supports all common database management systems and has the capability to preserve sessions. It can be used to evade WAF (Web Application firewall). SQLMap also supports routing through tor or proxies which can help you stay anonymous during your attack. It has an inbuilt hash cracking function too so you can crack hashes on the go.
You can download SQLMap from here

3. Nikto:

Nikto scanner
It is a minimalistic vulnerability scanner that you can use to find security holes in your target website. It can check for major vulnerabilities like SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Remote Source Inclusion, Remote Command Execution, Authentication Bypass, etc.
It is highly flexible and is able to fulfill your requirements for a good and free vulnerability scanner.
You can download it from here

4. Aircrack-Ng:

It is a complete suite of tools that can be used to hack into WiFi networks. Aircrack-ng contains aircrack-ng, aireplay-ng, airodump-ng, airmon-ng, etc.
These tools can be used to monitor capture and inject packets and cracking keys.
You can download it from here

5. John The Ripper:

john the ripper
It is the only Password Cracker program you will ever need. It is a beast that can be used to identify and crack hashes.
It supports world lists, rainbow tables, and has the ability to save sessions to preserve the progress.
It supports different hashes like MD5, DES, crc32, SHA-1, mssql, etc.
You can download it from here

6. Ettercap:

You can call it a mega version of a popular packet analyzer “Wireshark”. Ettercap is basically a packet sniffer, but it is also able to actively change any network traffic routed through it. You can set it up to drop, modify, or insert certain network packets. It is ideal for a MITM attack (Man In The Middle Attack).
You can download it from here

7. Burp Suite:

Burp Suite
Burp Suite is the most used Web Application Analyzer. It supports manual assessments and a variety of tools such as a proxy server, web spider, scanner, intruder, repeater, sequencer, decoder, collaborator, and extender.
It is not open source but there is a free version download which works fine.
You can download it from here

8. Metasploit:

Metasploit is an open-source tool used to build and execute exploit on a remote machine. It has a large database of exploits which is updated regularly. Metasploit has also a front end GUI named “Armitage”
You can download it from here

Note: These tools are free to use but we strongly recommend Linux over windows for better experience.

Also Read: Port Scanning: First Step Of Exploitation

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