Top 7 Security Tools For Newbies

top 7 security tools

Security tools are programs designed for doing complex tasks automatically. By using these tools, you don't have to worry about the complex tasks going inside.

1. Nmap

nmap network security audit tool

Nmap is a open source program designed for network security auditing.

Interesting fact:

Nmap has been used in two new movies. It is used to hack Matt Damon's brain in Elysium and also to launch nuclear missiles in GI.Joe Retaliation !!

2. P0f

p0f tool

P0f v2 is a versatile passive OS fingerprinting tool, p0f can Identify the operating systems on machines on different phases. It doesn't make any active connections to the target machine.

3. Cain and Abel

recovery tool cain and abel

Cain and Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft's Operating Systems. It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks, recording VoIP conversations, decoding scrambled passwords, recovering wireless network keys, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords and analyzing routing protocols. The program does not exploit any software vulnerabilities or bugs that could not be fixed with little effort.

4. Wireshark

wireshark packet analyzer

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education.

Wireshark has a rich feature set which includes the following:
  • Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time
  • Live capture and offline analysis
  • Standard three-pane packet browser
  • Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others
  • Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the TTY-mode TShark utility

5. Kismet

wireless network sniffer kismet

Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and (with appropriate hardware) can sniff 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n traffic. Kismet also supports plugins which allow sniffing other media such as DECT.

Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and infering the presence of nonbeaconing networks via data traffic.

6.John The Ripper

john the ripper tool

Don't be frightened, it is not that Ripper ! John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords.

7. Tor

tor anonymity tool

Tor, your may think , is it a hacking tool ?.Yes it is. If you are hacking, you need to hide your IP address from the victim. 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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