Hacking software refers to computer programs or complex scripts designed to detect vulnerabilities in operating systems, web applications, servers and networks. Hacking solutions come both open source and commercial forms.
Burp Suite is the perfect toolkit for performing penetration testing of web applications, and all its tools work seamlessly to support an efficient pen test process.
Nmap is an open-source tool used by Ethical Hackers and Penetration Testers for network mapping. It works by running scripts to detect devices on a network, such as open ports and services, as well as which version of that service is running, giving attackers an early warning before attacking it.
Discovery can be used to discover information about internet-connected systems, such as operating system version, port number and service banners. Additional tools may include ping sweeps, reverse DNS lookup and various other features.
Nmap can be used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to computers, but cybersecurity firms also employ it to identify any vulnerabilities which hackers could exploit and thus enhance their own security measures and protect themselves against potential attacks.
L0phtCrack is one of the most acclaimed hacker tools used for auditing and assessing password security. It works by extracting password hashes from standalone Windows workstations, networked servers, primary domain controllers or sniffing them off the wire before cracking them using various methods – dictionary attacks, brute force or hybrid methods.
Security experts can use it to detect weak passwords on existing accounts in a system and alert security experts so they can take immediate steps to rectify or prevent further breaches.
Originally developed by the L0pht hacker think tank and later sold to Symantec, LC5 has since been acquired back by its original authors – Christien Rioux and Peiter Mudge Zatko – who then undertook to reborn it as LC5. Additionally, these developers are exploring open source options.
Angry IP Scanner
Angry IP Scanner is an advanced network scanning software, used by hackers and network administrators alike to easily scan hosts for open ports, active connections, and other pertinent details. Similar software such as NMAP may also be utilized by both black hat and white hat hackers alike.
The program features an intuitive, beginner-friendly interface and is an excellent choice for new users. When first launched, a welcome screen with helpful tips appears upon launch of the program.
This program was built using the cross-platform Swing GUI toolkit and can run on various platforms. Additionally, it supports numerous fetchers – such as popular ping and port scanners – enabling easy scans across many ports with one click.
Metasploit is an innovative penetration testing tool created in 2003 by H D Moore as an open-source system, meaning anyone downloading the software may make changes and submit them for review by a committee; then merge these changes back into the main system.
Hacking software such as this consists of many tools designed to gain root access to computers. These include password hash collection, system access gain and even advanced evasion tools; essential tools for white hat hackers who need to test systems and networks.
The program can run on different platforms such as Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Furthermore, it features command shell payloads, a fuzzer, and other auxiliary modules.
HOIC (High Orbit Ion Cannon) is an application widely employed by hackers for use in denial-of-service attacks, flooding a victim’s server with HTTP GET and POST requests to overload server request volumes. While its predecessor, LOIC, required thousands of users in order to launch such an assault, HOIC can be utilized by any individual attempting an assault.
As a free application that runs on Windows devices and can also be ported to Linux and Mac platforms, SwordCrime allows for targeted attacks to be launched against specific targets by simply clicking the + sign under TARGETS and selecting them. Furthermore, thread count customization and adding booster scripts may increase its ferocity of attack.
HOIC attacks can be used by anyone and are difficult to detect. Luckily, there are tell-tale signs that can help identify such attacks.