The latest conventions of the digital period are hacking experts and penetration testers. The need for security experts has risen sharply with several businesses now basing online.

If you’re willing to know about ethical hacking it’s recommended that you get your hands on some of the best hacking books. These ebooks can help the information security industry gain awareness and are a great prerequisite before using pen-testing tools.

If you’re checking pen or trying to protect your own network, we have some great resources that are included in Kali Linux.

1. Nmap

 

When used for scanning a network, Nmap is a strong evaluation method. The tool helps one to discover open ports and running services along with their related version numbers, Nmap also has a fantastic scripting engine which can be a very useful addition to a network pen check when used properly.

2. Wireshark

Wireshark is a common tool for the analysis of networks. It is designed to search for packets passing through a network and is the preferred analytics method for many socket exploit writers seeking to ensure that their code works as planned or for pen-testers seeking to repair their devices.

3. BurpSuite

Burpsuite is the go-to tool for almost every web application penetration tester, the group version includes the proxy as well as several other useful tools such as the comparer, repeater, and sequencer, all saving so much time while checking pen. If still employed in business, the paid version is a must-have.

4. Nessus

Nessus is a perfect tool for checking vulnerabilities. It comes with a user interface that is easy to use and can search various networks for open ports and vulnerabilities.

5. WPScan

WPScan is a tool primarily designed to detect vulnerabilities within the WordPress websites. It can find versions of WordPress, which plugins are running, and whether the vulnerabilities are associated. It can also scan for usernames, brute force the password for the admin panel, and, if successful, upload a backdoor to allow access to the victim’s website by the shell.

Verdict

Before using any of these tools, please ensure that you are aware of jurisdictional laws and that you either own the product/network/website or have express permission from the owner of the product/network/website, otherwise you may end up finding yourself on the wrong side.

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