Hacking With Security Tools Part — 4

Update: This article is part of a series. Check out the full series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5!

Top 10 Security Tools in Kali Linux

Introduction

Welcome to module 4 of this workshop. So far, you have learned about hacking with Kali Linux and a taste of how you can utilize Kali Linux as a base platform for exploit development. Here we will highlight the top 10 security tools available in Kali Linux and their purpose.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that you should first complete the previous three modules before you start reading this module.

Top Ten Security Tools available in Kali Linux

Use the application tab and expand the top ten security tools as shown below figure.

You can see the list of tools in the most right tab open under the category top 10 security tools. We will expand each tool one by one.

The first tool, which is presented under the top ten categories, is air-crack.

From the vendor’s mouth “Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, as well as the PTW attack, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools.”

From the vendor’s mouth “Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire testing process, from initial mapping and analysis of an application’s attack surface to finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities.

Burp gives you full control, letting you combine advanced manual techniques with state-of-the-art automation, to make your work faster, more effective, and more fun.”

Originally published at https://learncybersec.blogspot.com.

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