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Metasploit is an open source cyber-security project that allows infosec professionals to use different penetration testing tools to discover remote software vulnerabilities. It also functions as an exploit module development platform.

One of the most famous results of this project is the Metasploit Framework, written in Ruby, which enables you to develop, test and execute exploits easily. The framework includes a set of security tools that can be used to:

Evade detection systems

Run security vulnerability scans

Execute remote attacks

Enumerate networks and hosts

Metasploit offers three different versions of their software:

Pro: ideal for penetration testing and IT security teams.

Community: used by small companies and infosec students.

Framework: the best for app developers and security researchers.

Supported platforms include:

Mac OS X




Nmap (Network Mapper) is a free open source security tool used by infosec professionals to manage and audit network and OS security for both local and remote hosts.

Despite being one of the oldest security tools in existence (launched in 1997), it continues to be actively updated and receives new improvements every year.

It’s also regarded as one of the most effective network mappers around, known for being fast and for consistently delivering thorough results with any security investigation.

What can you do with Nmap?

Audit device security

Detect open ports on remote hosts

Network mapping and enumeration

Find vulnerabilities inside any network

Launch massive DNS queries against domains and subdomains

Supported platforms include:

Mac OS X

Linux, OpenBSD and Solaris

Microsoft Windows


Wiresharkis a free open-source software that allows you to analyze network traffic in real time. Thanks to its sniffing technology, Wireshark is widely known for its ability to detect security problems in any network, as well as for its effectiveness in solving general networking problems.

While sniffing the network, you’re able to intercept and read results in human-readable format, which makes it easier to identify potential problems (such as low latency), threats and vulnerabilities.

Main features:

Saves analysis for offline inspection

Packet browser

Powerful GUI

Rich VoIP analysis

Inspects and decompresses gzip files

Reads other capture files formats including: Sniffer Pro, tcpdump (libpcap), Microsoft network monitor, Cisco Secure IDS iplog, etc.

Supported ports and network devices: Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI.

Protocol decryption includes but not limited to IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2

Exports results to XML, PostScript, CSV, or plain text

Wireshark supports up to 2000 different network protocols, and is available on all major operating systems including:



Mac OS X

FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD


OpenVAS (also known as the old classic “Nessus”) is an open-source network scanner used to detect remote vulnerabilities in any hosts. One of the best-known network vulnerability scanners, it’s very popular among system administrators and DevOps and infosec professionals.

Main features

Powerful web-based interface

+50,000 network vulnerability tests

Simultaneous multiple host scanning

Able to stop, pause and resume scan tasks

False positive management

Scheduled scans

Graphics and statistics generation

Exports results to plain text, XML, HTML or LateX

Powerful CLI available

Fully integrated with Nagios monitoring software

While its web-based interface allows it to be run from any operating system, a CLI is also available and works well for Linux, Unix and Windows operating systems.

The free version can be downloaded from the OpenVAS website, but there is also a commercial enterprise license available from the Greenbone Security (parent company) website.


If you’re going to perform ethical hacking, IronWASP is another great tool. It’s free, open source and multi-platform, perfect for those who need to audit their web servers and public applications.

One of the most appealing things about IronWASP is that you don’t need to be an expert to manage its main features. It’s all GUI-based, and full scans can be performed in only a few clicks. So, if you’re just getting started with ethical hacking tools, this is a great way to start.

Some of its main features include:

Powerful GUI-based interface

Web scan sequence recording

Exports results into HTML and RTF file format

25+ different web vulnerabilities

False positive and negative management

Full Python and Ruby support for its scripting engine

Can be extended by using modules written in C#, Ruby, and Python

Supported platforms: Windows, Linux with Wine, and MacOS using CrossOver

♦ Nikto

Nikto is another favorite, well-known as part of the Kali Linux Distribution. Other popular Linux distributions such as Fedora already come with Nikto available in their software repositories as well.

This security tool is used to scan web servers and perform different types of tests against the specified remote host. Its clean and simple command line interface makes it really easy to launch any vulnerability testing against your target, as you can see in the following screenshot:

Nikto’s main features include:

Detects default installation files on any OS

Detects outdated software applications.

Runs XSS vulnerability tests

Launches dictionary-based brute force attacks

Exports results into plain text, CSV or HTML files

Intrusion detection system evasion with LibWhisker

Integration with Metasploit Framework


sqlmap is a cool cyber-security tool written in Python that helps security researchers to launch SQL code injection tests against remote hosts. With SQLMap you can detect and test different types of SQL-based vulnerabilities to harden your apps and servers, or to report vulnerabilities to different companies.

Its SQL injection techniques include:

UNION query-based

time-based blind

boolean-based blind


stacked queries


Main features:

Multiple database server support: Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MSSQL, MS Access, DB2 or Informix.

Automatic code injection capabilities

Password hash recognition

Dictionary-based password cracking

User enumeration

Get password hashes

View user privileges and databases

Database user privilege escalation

Dump table information

Executes remote SQL SELECTS

Check out the next video to see the true power of SQLMap using the sqlmap out-of-band injection working with Metasploit integration against Microsoft SQL Server:


SQLNinja is another SQL vulnerability scanner bundled with Kali Linux distribution. This tool is dedicated to target and exploit web apps that use MS SQL Server as the backend database server. Written in Perl, SQLNinja is available in multiple Unix distros where the Perl interpreter is installed, including:


Mac OS X & iOS


SQLninja can be run in different types of modes such as:

Test mode

Verbose mode

Fingerprint remote database mode

Brute force attack with a word list

Direct shell & reverse shell

Scanner for outbound ports

Reverse ICMP Shell

DNS tunnelled shell


Wapiti is a free open-source command-line based vulnerability scanner written in Python. While it’s not the most popular tool in this field, it does a good job of finding security flaws in many web applications.

Using Wapiti can help you to discover security holes including:

XSS attacks

SQL injections

XPath injections

XXE injections

CRLF injections

Server side request forgery

Other features include:

Runs in verbose mode

Ability to pause and resume scans.

Highlights vulnerabilities found inside the terminal

Generates reports and export into HTML, XML, JSON and TXT

Activates and deactivates multiple attack modules

Removes parameters from certain URLs

Excludes URLs during an attack

Bypasses SSL certificate verification

URL extractor from javascript

Timeout configuration for large scans

Sets custom user-agent and HTTP headers


Maltego is the perfect tool for intel gathering and data reconnaissance while you’re performing the first analysis of your target.

In this case, it can be used to correlate and determine relationships between people, names, phone numbers, email addresses, companies, organizations and social network profiles.

Along with online resources like Whois data, DNS records, social networks, search engines, geolocation services and online API services it can also be used to investigate the correlation between internet-based infrastructures including:

Domain names

DNS servers


IP addresses


Web Pages

Main features include:

GUI-based interface

Analyzes up to 10.000 entities per graph

Extended correlation capabilities

Data sharing in real time

Correlated data graphics generator

Exports graphs to GraphML

Generates entity lists

Can copy and paste information

This application is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS, and the only software requirement is to have Java 1.8 or greater installed.


AirCrack-ng is a respected Wifi security suite for home and corporate security investigations. It includes full support for 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK networks and works by capturing network packets. It then analyzes and uses them to crack Wifi access.

For old-school security professionals, AirCrack-ng includes a fancy terminal-based interface along with a few more interesting features.

Main features:

Extensive documentation (wiki, manpages)

Active community (forums and IRC channels)

Support for Linux, Mac and Windows Wifi detection

Launches PTW, WEP and Fragmentation attacks

Supports WPA Migration Mode

Fast cracking speed

Multiple Wifi card support

Integration with 3rd party tools

As a bonus, it comes bundled with a lot of Wifi auditing tools including:


















Reaver is a great open-source alternative to Aircrack-ng that allows you to audit the security of any Wifi with WPA/WPA2 pass keys. It uses brute force Wifi attack techniques like Pixie dust attacks to crack Wifi-protected setups through common Wifi flaws and vulnerabilities.

Depending on how well-configured the router-level Wifi security is, it can take between 3 to 10 hours to get an effective brute-force cracking result.

Until recently, the original Reaver version was hosted at Google Cloud. After the release version of version 1.6,a forked community edition was launched in Github.

Build-time dependencies



Runtime-time dependencies

pixiewps (required for pixiedust attack)

It runs well on most Linux distributions.


Ettercap is a network interceptor and packet sniffer for LAN networks. It supports active and passive scans as well as various protocols, including encrypted ones such as SSH and HTTPS.

Other capabilities include network and host analysis (like OS fingerprint), as well as network manipulation over established connections — which makes this tool great for testing man-in-the-middle attacks.

Main features

Active and passive protocol analysis

Filters based on IP source and destination, Mac and ARP addresses

Data injection into established connections

SSH and HTTPS encryption-based protocols

Sniffs remote traffic over GRE tunnel

Extensible with plugins

Protocol supports include Telnet, FTP, Imap, Smb, MySQL, LDAP, NFS, SNMP, HTTP, etc.

Determines OS name and version

Able to kill established LAN connections

DNS Hijacking


Canvas is a great alternative to Metasploit, offering more than 800 exploits for testing remote networks.

Main features

Remote network exploitation

Targets different kind of systems

Targets selected geographic regions

Takes screenshots of remote systems

Downloads passwords

Modifies files inside the system

Escalates privileges to gain administrator access

This tool also lets you use its platform to write new exploits or use its famous shellcode generator. It also integrates an alternative to nmap called scanrand, which is especially useful for port scanning and host discovery over mid to large networks.

Supported platforms include:


MacOSX (requires PyGTK)

Windows (requires Python and PyGTK)


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