Automatic tools has changed the world of penetration testing/ethical hacking, IT security researcher has been developed and currently developing different tools to make the test fast, reliable and easy.
Just consider the world without automatic tools, you can easily say that the hacking process is slow and time consuming.
We have discussed different tools before but in this article we summarise the best tools that are widely used in the world of hacking.
Nessus is the world most famous vulnerability scanner, Nessus has been developed by Tenable network security, it is available for free of cost for non-enterprise environment means for home user. It is a network vulnerability scanner and use for finding the critical bugs on a system. Click here to learn more about Nessus.
Nikto is a free and open source tool, It checks for outdated versions of over 1000 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers, It find out the default files and programs. It is a best tool for web server penetration testing. Click here to learn more about Nikto.
Now a days Wardriving or Wireless LAN(WLAN) hacking is in market and different companies hire penetration tester for doing test on wireless network, this test requires some tools, so Kismet is a best choice for do this. Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting networks, which allows it to detect (and given time, expose the names of) hidden networks and the presence of non-beaconing networks via data traffic.
The best tool ever, Metasploit contain a database that has a list of available exploit and it is easy to use and best tool for doing penetration testing, Metasploit framework is a sub project and is use to execute exploit code against a machine and get the desire task done. Click here to learn more.
Once again for wardriving, well netstumbler are available for windows based operating system, it works on windows based operating system.It can detect WiFi that is IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11a networks. MiniStumbler is also available and works on Windows CE based system.