Top 5 hacking software – Be a Hacker
Top 5 hacking software which are available for free. You can use them without paying a single rupee. These hacking software’s are used all over the globe. IT security professionals do use them. There are many paid and licensed version hacking software used by MNCs but it is highly important for aspiring candidates who aim to work as a cyber security professionals to use these top 5 hacking software to become a pro ethical hacker and be eligible to work in a MNC.
Due to huge rise in demand for ethical hackers around the globe students are going for ethical hacking training from different institutes. With an average salary of 64,000/- INR (source indeed.com, naukri.com) there is a huge shift of student interest from traditional academics to cyber security courses in India.
Hacking Tools – Top 5 list:
Nmap is a open source software used for network exploitation. This hacking tool was designed to scan large networks. Nmap uses IP packets to find out what hosts are available in the network , what service or application they are using, what are the operating systems are running on the hosts machine, what firewall they are using and many more. This hacking tool helps the attacker to have a clear picture about the network and gather information before the hacker can select the victim and attack. This is a great tool to be used widely by hackers for information gathering.
Maltego is an open source forensics tool that helps in information gathering to paint a picture of cyber threats around you. Maltego is a great hacker tool that analyzes the real world links between people, companies, websites, domains, DNS names, IP addresses, documents and whatnot. Based on Java, this tool runs in an easy-to-use graphical interface with lost customization options while scanning.
- Social Engineer tool kit
This hacking tool is used to simulate multiple social engineering attack phishing, credential harvesting etc. This hacking tool was featured on Mr. Robot. As you must be aware that Python programming language is highly used in developing hacking tool and this is the greatest example of those. It is a python driven tool which automates the attack and generates false emails, malicious webpages and many more. This hacking tool deserve a 3rd spot among the top 10 hacking software in 2016.
- Nessus Vulnerability scanner
Nessus is the most popular vulnerability scanner of all time. Using this hacking tool you can scan multiple types of vulnerabilities that include remote access flaw detection, misconfiguration alert, denial of services against TCP/IP stack, preparation of PCI DSS audits, malware detection, sensitive data searches etc. To launch a dictionary attack, Nessus can also call a popular tool Hydra externally. Nessus could be used to scan multiple networks on IPv4, IPv6 and hybrid networks. You can set scheduled scan to run at your chosen time and re-scan all or a subsection of previously scanned hosts using selective host re-scanning.
Metasploit widely known and popular as a collection of exploit tools. This hacking tool is having more than 20,000 users and contributors which helps it to have a huge database of exploits . As a penetration tester, it pin points the vulnerabilities with Nexpose closed–loop integration using Top Remediation reports. Using the open source Metasploit framework, users can build their own tools and take the best out of this multi-purpose hacking tool.