Premium Top 25 Best Hacking Tools in Kali Linux



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1. Metasploit
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Metasploit is most popular and powerful exploit development, testing and deployment framework which is widely adapted and used by the security researcher and hackers. It is available as open source and for all the major operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux based OS X. It is mostly used penetration testing software.

Metasploit is capable of Web application vulnerability assessment, social engineering attacks, password auditing, mobile platform exploitation and other smart exploitations. It is written with Ruby on Rails and is developed in such a way to make the process of writing and exploitation payloads as simple as possible.

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2. Burp Suite
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Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire testing process, from initial mapping and analysis of an application's attack surface, through to finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities.

Burp Suite gives you full control, letting you combine advanced manual techniques with state of the art automation, to make your work faster, more effective, and more fun.

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Nmap (Network Mapper) is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for task such as network inventory, managing service.upgrade schedules, and maintaining host or service uptime.

Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what host are available on the network, what services those host are offering, what operating system they are running, etc. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows and mac OS.


4. Nessus
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Nessus is the world's most popular vulnerable scanner topping the list in the year 2000, 2003 and 2006 survey on security tools. It is free to use vulnerability scanner for personal use in non-Enterprise environment.

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5. Wireshark
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Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It let's you see what's happening on your network at a microscopic level. It is standard across many industries and educational institutions.

Wireshark development thrives to the contributions of networking experts the globe. It is the contribution of a project that started in 1998.

6. Social Engineering Toolkit
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The social engineer toolkit was created and written by founder of Trusted Sec. It is an open source python driven tool aimed at penetration testing social engineering. Social engineering toolkit is the standard for social engineering penetration tests and supported heavily within the security community.

7. Aircrack-ng
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The Aircrack suite of Wi-Fi hacking tools are legendary because they are very effective when used in the right hands. For those new to this wireless specific hacking program, Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking hacking tool that can recover keys when sufficient data packets have been captured.

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8. Maltego
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Maltego is different in that it works within a digital forensic sphere. Maltego is a platform that was designed to deliver an overall cyber threat picture to the enterprise or local environment on which an organization operates. One of the awesome things about maltego which likely makes it so popular is it's unique perspective in offering both network and resource based entities is the aggregation of information sourced throughout the web.

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9. Nikto
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Nikto is an Open source web server scanner which performs comphrensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6700 potentially dangerous files/programs, checks for outdated versions of over 1250 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers. It also checks for server configuration items such as the presence of multiple index files, HTTP server options, and will attempt to identify installed web servers and software. Scan items and plugins are frequently updated and can be automatically updated.

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The OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is one of the world's most popular free security tools and is actively maintained by hundreds of international volunteers. It can help you automatically find security vulnerabilities in your web applications. It is also a great tool for experienced pentester to use for manual security testing.


11. THC Hydra
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Hydra is a parallelined login cracker which supports numerous protocols to attack. It is very fast and flexible, and new modules are easy to add. This tool makes it possible for researchers and security consultant to show how easy it would be to gain unauthorized access to a system remotely.

12. WPScan
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WPScan is powerful Wordpress security scanner. It is written in ruby on rails language. WPscan come pre-installed in Kali Linux.

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13. John the Ripper
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John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many distribution of Linux, Windows, DOS and open VMs. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. Besides several crypt password hash types most commonly found on various Unix systems, supported out of the box are Windows LM hashes, plus lots of other hashes and ciphers in the community- enhanced version.

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14. BeEF
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BeEF is short for The Browser Exploitation Framework. It is a penetration testing tool that focuses on the web browser.

Amid growing concerns about the web-brone attacks against clients, including mobile clients, BeEF allows the professional penetration tester to assess the actual security posture of a target environment by using client-side attack vectors. Unlike other security frameworks, BeEF looks past the hardened network perimeter and client system, and examines exploitibility within the context of the one open door: the web browser. BeEF will hook one or more web browsers and use them as beachheads for launching directed command modules and further attacks against the system from within the browser context.

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15. SQLMap
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SQLMap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers. It comes with a powerful detection engine, many niche features for the ultimate penetration tester and a broad range of switches lasting from database fingerprinting, over data fetching from the database, to accessing the underlying file system and executing commands on the operating system via out of band connections.

16. Netsparker
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Netsparker is the only False positive free web application security scanner. Simply point it at your website and it automatically discover the flaws that could lead you dangerously exposed.

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17. Snort
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Snort is an open source network intrusion system as well as a network intrusion prevention system which is free for all to use. It has the capability to perform packet logging and analysis of real time traffic on network which are using the Internet protocol.

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18. Tor
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

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19. PuTTy
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Putty is an open source encryption tool available on both UNIX and Windows operating systems. It is a free implementation of SSH and Telnet for both Windows as well as UNIX. The beauty of this tool is that it supports many network protocols like Telnet, SCP, rlogin, SSH and raw socket connection. The word PuTTY has no specific meaning, however as in UNIX tradition, tty is a terminal name.


20. Hping
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Hping is a command-line oriented TCP/IP packet assembler/analyser. The interface is inspired to the ping unix command, but hping isn't only able to send ICMP echo request. It supports TCP, UDP, ICMP, and Raw-IP protocols, has a traceroute mode, the ability to send files between a covered channel, and many other features. Hping is also used with Etherape to Conduct DoS attack.
To learn about DoS attack (click)

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21. Netcat
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Netcat is a simple Unix utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocols. It is designed to be a reliable back-end tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts. At the same time, it is a feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool, since it can create almost any kind of connection you would need and has several interesting built-in capabilities. Netcat, or "nc" as the actual program is named, should have been supplied long agp as another one of those cryptic but standard Unix tools.

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22. Ettercap
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Ettercap is a comprehensive suite for man in the middle attacks. It features sniffing of live connection, content filtering on the fly and many other interesting tricks. It supports active and passive discussion of many protocols and includes many features for network and host analysis.

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23. Etherape
EtherApe is a graphical monitor for Unix modeled after etherman. Featuring link layer, IP and TCP modes, it displays network activity graphically. Hosts and links change in size with traffic. Color coded protocols display. It supports Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring, ISDN, PPP, SLIP, and Wlan devices, plus several encapsulation formats. It can filter traffic to be shown, and can read packets form a file as well as live from the network. Node statistics can be exported.

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24. Kismet
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Kismet is a wireless network detector, sniffer and intrusion detection system. Kismet works predominately with Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) networks, but can be expanded via plug-ins to handle other network types.

25. OphCrack
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Ophcrack is a free windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a graphical user Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

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