-: Hacking Tools :-
Vulnerability Scanners :-
Nessus :- Premier UNIX vulnerability assessment
Nessus is the best free network vulnerability scanner available,
and the best to run on UNIX at any price. It is constantly updated,
with more than 11,000 plugins for the free (but registration
and EULA-acceptance required) feed. Key features include remote
and local (authenticated) security checks, a client/server architecture
with a GTK graphical interface, and an embedded scripting language
for writing your own plugins or understanding the existing ones.
Latest Release:- Nessus 4
GFI LANguard :- A commercial network security
scanner for Windows
GFI LANguard scans IP networks to detect what machines are running.
Then it tries to discern the host OS and what applications are
running. I also tries to collect Windows machine's service pack
level, missing security patches, wireless access points, USB
devices, open shares, open ports, services/applications active
on the computer, key registry entries, weak passwords, users
and groups, and more. Scan results are saved to an HTML report,
which can be customized/queried. It also includes a patch manager
which detects and installs missing patches.
Latest Release:- GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner 8
:- Commercial vulnerability assessment scanner
Like Nessus, Retina's function is to scan all the hosts on a
network and report on any vulnerabilities found. It was written
by eEye, who are well known for their security research.
Latest Release:- Retina Network Security Scanner v5.15.7
Impact :- An automated, comprehensive penetration
testing product. it is widely considered to be the most powerful
exploitation tool available. It sports a large, regularly updated
database of professional exploits, and can do neat tricks like
exploiting one machine and then establishing an encrypted tunnel
through that machine to reach and exploit other boxes.
Latest Release:- Core Impact 4.0
||ISS Internet Scanner :-
Application-level vulnerability assessment
Internet Scanner started off in '92 as a tiny open source scanner
by Christopher Klaus. Now he has grown ISS into a billion-dollar
company with a myriad of security products.
:- Security Auditor\92s Research Assistant
SARA is a third generation network security analysis tool that
Operates under Unix, Linux, MAC OS/X or Windows. The first generation assistant, the Security Administrator's Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN) was developed in early 1995.
It became the benchmark for network security analysis for several years.
However, few updates were provided and the tool slowly became obsolete in the growing threat environment.