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Ethical Hacking Tools

Posted on 2014-10-14
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Hello experts,

I'm looking for a list of ethical hacking tools.  I'm primarly interested in Data Penetration Tools, but would also like to look at other types.

Can I get some recommendations of tools I should look at?

I need to present a list for work in a couple days.

Thanks,
Brandon
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The most used would probably be Metasploit, see here: http://www.metasploit.com/
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you can use Kali (formerly Backtrack) distro which is made for doing things like penetration testing and contains various tools for this
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Thank you both.  Are there any others you think I should consider?
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Check out Backtrack, Nikto, Nessus, Nexpose, Paros, ike, SARA, burp, skipfish, metasploit, kali, openvas, nmap, Google Gruyere ..etc, Kali Linux is by far the best, it's an excellent linux distro with an excellent source of testing tools
http://www.concise-courses.com/security/top-ten-pentesting-tools/
http://www.pentest-standard.org/index.php/PTES_Technical_Guidelines

To have a full scope of security assessment, you need to have experience with both the network and application side.
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Thank you very much for your help!
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