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Top 5 Ethical Hacking Tools 2020

In Today’s date, the craze of cybersecurity is increasing day by day and the cyber attacks and cyber threats are also increasing at the same pace. So, to tackle all these threats we need to be updated by the latest tools so that we can counter all these cyber threats more efficiently.

So, today I am going to talk about the Top 5 Tools which is used in the cybersecurity field by most of the Cyber Security professionals to tackle any kind of threats all over the world.


1. John the Ripper

The First Top Ethical Hacking Tool is definitely John the Ripper is the free Open Source password cracking tool, this tool is mainly used to detect the weak passwords that may put system and networks at risk and as well as other administrative uses. It uses various modes to crack passwords such as Worldilst mode, Crack Mode, and Incremental Mode. From these modes, the single crack mode is the fastest and best mode if you have a full password file to crack, whereas the wordlist mode uses the commonly known password wordlist text file and compares the possible password with this file to crack the password.

The best part of John the Ripper is that it is able to auto-detect the type of encryption used in almost all of the passwords, and it will change its password algorithm accordingly, which makes it one of the most intelligent password cracking tool ever.

You can Download John the Ripper from here Official Link to John the Ripper


2. Metasploit

Coming down to the second Top Ethical Hacking Tool is Metasploit. Metasploit is the world’s most used penetration testing framework, this is a software platform used for developing, testing and executing the exploits. It can also be used to create the security testing tools and exploit modules and also as a penetration testing system.

It provides information about security vulnerabilities and aids in penetration testing and IDS signature development.

Metasploit offers three different versions of its software:

  • Pro – Ideal for Penetration Testing and IT Security teams
  • Community – Used by small companies and infosec students
  • Framework – used by app developers and security researchers.

You can Download the Metasploit tool from here Official Link to Metasploit


3. Nmap

In the list of Top Ethical Hacking Tool, the third one is Nmap. The Full name of Nmap is Network Mapper, it is an open-source mainly used by infosec professionals to manage and audit networks and Operating System security for both local and remote hosts.

Nmap discovers the hosts and services on a computer network by sending the packets and analyzing the responses. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network.

Some of the best features of Nmap is:

  • It is Flexible as it supports many advanced techniques for mapping out networks filled with IP filters, firewalls, routers, and other obstacles.
  • Powerful as it scans huge networks of literally thousands of machines.
  • Portable as it supports most of the operating systems.
  • Easy to use
  • Open Source and Free of cost
  • Namp is well Documented
  • lastly, Namp is most Popular.

You can Download the Nmap tool from here Nmap Official website Link


4. Wireshark

Coming down to the 4th Top Ethical Hacking Tools list we land on to Wireshark, it is an open-source packet analyzer tool mainly used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software, and communications protocol development and education.

It lets you see what’s happening on your network at the microscopic level and it has become the standard across commercial and non-profite organizations.

Some of the best features of Wireshark is:

  1. Live packet capture and offline analysis
  2. Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols
  3. Runs on Multi Platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS,  and many other platforms
  4. Capture files compressed with gzip and can be decompressed on the fly.
  5. Rich VoIP analysis.

You can Download the Wireshark packet analyzer from here, Official link of wireshark packet analyzer


5. Nessus

Nessus is one of the best vulnerability scanner tool in the market developed by Tenable Inc. Nessus vulnerability scanner is mainly used for remote security scanning, which scans the computer and raises alert if it discovers any kind of vulnerabilities which any malicious hacker can use to gain access to any computer you have connected to the network.

You can Download the trial version of Nessus Vulnerability Scanner from here, Official Link of Nessus Vulnerability Scanner


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