-: Hacking Tools :-
Packet Sniffers :-
Ethereal :- This (also known as Wireshark) is
a fantastic open source network protocol analyzer for Unix and
Windows. It allows you to examine data from a live network or
from a capture file on disk. You can interactively browse the
capture data, delving down into just the level of packet detail
you need. Ethereal has several powerful features, including
a rich display filter language and the ability to view the reconstructed
stream of a TCP session. It also supports hundreds of protocols
and media types.
Latest Release:- Wireshark 1.0.4 (Ethereal)
Kismet :- A powerful wireless sniffer. Kismet
is a console based 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector,
sniffer, and intrusion detection system. It identifies networks
by passively sniffing, and can even decloak hidden networks
if they are in use. It can automatically detect network IP blocks
by sniffing TCP, UDP, ARP, and DHCP packets, log traffic in
Wireshark/TCPDump compatible format, and even plot detected
networks and estimated ranges on downloaded maps.
Latest Release:- Kismet-2008-05-R1
:- The classic sniffer for network monitoring
and data acquisition. It is great for tracking down network
problems or monitoring activity. There is a separate Windows
port named WinDump. TCPDump is the source of the Libpcap/WinPcap
packet capture library.
Latest Release:- TCPDUMP 4.0.0
:- Ettercap is a terminal-based network sniffer/interceptor/logger
for ethernet LANs. It supports active and passive dissection
of many protocols (even ciphered ones, like ssh and https).
Data injection in an established connection and filtering on
the fly is also possible, keeping the connection synchronized.
Many sniffing modes were implemented to give you a powerful
and complete sniffing suite. Plugins are supported. It has the
ability to check whether you are in a switched LAN or not, and
to use OS fingerprints (active or passive) to let you know the
geometry of the LAN.
Latest Release:- Ettercap NG-0.7.3
:- A suite of powerful network auditing and
penetration-testing tools. This popular and well-engineered
suite by Dug Song includes many tools. dsniff, filesnarf, mailsnarf,
msgsnarf, urlsnarf, and webspy passively monitor a network for
interesting data (passwords, e-mail, files, etc.). arpspoof,
dnsspoof, and macof facilitate the interception of network traffic
normally unavailable to an attacker (e.g, due to layer-2 switching).
sshmitm and webmitm implement active monkey-in-the-middle attacks
against redirected ssh and https sessions by exploiting weak
bindings in ad-hoc PKI. Overall, this is a great toolset. It
handles pretty much all of your password sniffing needs.
Latest Release:- dsniff-2.3