The Internet is a worldwide platform for sharing information. It is a community of common interests. No country is immune to such global challenges as cybercrime, hacking, and invasion of privacy. Hacking is becoming a craze in the modern era. Every youngster who is interested in computers loves to know about hacking. As a matter of fact, we all have the curiosity to peek into others privacy. When it comes to Hacking the most frequently asked question is about hacking tools. So here I have a list of the top most used hacking tools of 2018.
Top Hacking tools – 2018
Metasploit is a complete framework used for penetration testing and remote access. This tool has a large number of exploits for Android, web application, Windows, Mac, Browser vulnerabilities and much more. It is the most used penetration testing tool till now. It is not only used by individual penetration testers but also by govt security professionals. It’s also the tool that every new penetration tester uses while learning.
2.Acunetix – Web Vulnerability Scanner
It is a complete web application penetration testing tool. It is used for scanning different types of vulnerabilities. For example SQL Injection, Cross-site Scripting, and other malicious vulnerabilities. It is mostly used by bug hunter. It not only scans different types of vulnerabilities but also it saves much time for penetration testers. In Acunetix, there is a new AcuSensor technology used to allow the penetration tester to reduce the false positive rate.
NMAP is the third most used hacking tools in 2018. It is used not only for network penetration testing but also for web application penetration test. NMAP is a network mapping tool, it is mostly used to find open ports in a network.
Capturing data packets:
Wireshark is the networking mapping application which provides you with all the information related to what is mapping on your network and how’s that mapping. It also provides information related to cookies such as how many cookies are getting installed and where are packets flowing and much more. You can also perform phishing, keylogging and men-in-the-middle attacks from this tool. It was originally named Ethereal. It’s absolutely free and open source tool which also comes in a command-line version called TShark. Wireshark is a GTK+-based Wireshark network protocol analyzer or sniffer, that lets you capture and interactively browse the contents of network frames. In conclusion, works best on both Linux and Windows.
This tool is widely used to hack wifi networks. It is purely based on command line interface. In AirCrack you will find lots of tools which can be used for tasks like monitoring, attacking, pen testing and cracking. Without any doubt, this is one of the best network tools you can use. This tool also supports all the versions of wifi such as WPA/WPA2-PSK etc. In short, this tool captures all the packets present in network connection and convert it into the text from which we can see the passwords.
If you love password cracking then this tool is best for you. While Hashcat is a CPU-based password cracking tool, oclHashcat is its advanced version that uses the power of your GPU. It is world’s fastest password cracking tool with world’s first and only GPU based engine. It offers a great variety of features such as Straight, Combination, Brute-force, Hybrid Dictionary + mask and Hybrid mask + dictionary.