Thursday, 11 September 2014

Top 11 Security Tools In Kali Linux 1.0.6

Kali Linux comes with over 300 security tools pre-installed. So, it is rather difficult to pick 10 odd as the best. But we gave it a shot and this is what we would come up with.

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1. AirCrack

You already know what Aircrack does don't you? Just in case, it cracks WPA or WEP router passwords. In Kali Linux 1.0.6, you have a GUI for Aircrack in the Fern WiFi Cracker, through which you can avoid the command line and still use all the features of Aircrack.

2. Burp Suite

This is an integrated platform that can be put to use for testing the security of web applications. Kali Linux 1.0.6 comes with the free version, which can be upgraded to the professional edition by paying $299 per year.

3. Hydra

This free brute force password cracking tool allows you to attack multiple accounts with a single or a list of passwords.

4. John the Ripper

This password cracker is known for its speed and revered by many as the best in its segment. Well, the new version of Kali comes with Johnny, which is a GUI for this tool. Let's you escape the command line again.

5. Maltego

Find out what or who is connected to what or who. This is what the Maltego tool is used for. It explores links between various sources.

6. Metasploit Framework

Again with the GUI, this time it is Nexpose, which gives you a front end for this well known framework.

7. Armitage

If Metasploit is too complex for you, then Kali 1.0.6 comes with an alternative in Armitage. Try this one.

8. Nmap

This free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing is famous for its usefulness. But, it is not easy to use this, as you would know if you've watched that hacking seen from the Matrix movies (yes, they really used Nmap). So, you can make use of Zenmap, your trusty sidekick, we mean GUI, for Nmap.

9. Zed Attack Proxy

This is a free and open source penetration testing tool that can be used for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. Just in case you don't want to pay for Burp Suite maybe.

10. Sqlmap

Want to detect any SQL Injection flaws? This is the tool that you would want to use for it.

11. Wireshark

You know what this is. This network protocol analyser features on almost all of our or anyone else's top security tools lists. Kali Linux 1.0.6 comes with this pre-installed.
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