Hi there, today I’ll show you the Top 10 Penetration Testing Tools in Kali Linux. These tools are inbuilt tools in Kali and possible to install on any Debian based Operating system. (Like Ubuntu, Mint, and Parrot)
Thanks for Open source community for delivering these kinds of awesome tools. Always remember to Keep it for Ethical purposes!
1. Nmap (Network Mapper)
Nmap is an Open source tool for network monitoring and system administration. it’s well documented and also have a GUI support. It’s possible to download Nmap for Debian based operating systems with its GIT repository page.
Wireshark is one of the most popular network packet analyzing tool for free of charge. With Wireshark, you can analyze a packet from a very low level. Wireshark is categorized as the most used network protocol analyzer for Linux Operating systems. You can install it as a separate package on any Debian based OS. Download Wireshark with its GIT Page. It’s also available for Windows.
Aircrack-ng is the most popular wireless cracking tool for WEP/WAP/WPA2 wireless encryptions. Its work by capturing packets from the network and brute force the WiFi password with guessing thousands of password per second. Its also has a GUI interface to make more user-friendly. Download Aircrack-ng suite into your Debian OS from GIT page.
Hydra is a well-known brute force tool in Kali. It can use for crack the HTML form logins, Router Admin pages and many of logins with brute force method within a few minutes. It also supports dictionary attacks for 40+ protocols including FTP, https, telnet, ssh, etc.
5. John the Ripper
It’s another grate cracking tool from the open-source community. John the Ripper has a lot of features including automatic password hash detection, brute force attack, and dictionary attacks.
6. Kismet Wireless
Kismet is a network detecting and password sniffing tool in Kali. (similar to Aircrack suite) Its work with Wi-Fi 802.11 protocol and also possible to extend Its features using plugins.
Hashcat is one of the popular password crackers among security experts. It is designed to break even the most complex passwords with a few minutes. The main advantage of using this awesome tool is unlike the Aircrack-ng suite which uses the CPU power to crack the password, HashCat uses the GPU power, this makes the cracking process faster and faster. Donwload Hashcat for Debian systems.
Maltego is a GUI link analysis tool that provides real-time data mining along with visual information. Maltego collects public data about organizations, websites, and identities of companies to make visual infographics.
9. Fern Wifi Cracker
Fern Wifi Cracker is a Wireless Penetration testing software program based on the Python Programming Language. With Fern Cracker, you can crack the WEP/WAP/WPA2 wireless encryptions.
10. GNU MAC Changer
GNU MAC Changer is a popular network utility tool that provides an easier manipulation for Network interface MAC addresses.
If you know any other useful Kali tools that need to add for this article, the comment section is always open for you! Also, your valuable suggestions for improving the Ubuntupoint are most welcome.