Hacking others without their consent is punishable by law the exception are for security reasons and ethical hacking so this article is for purely for educational purposes
WHAT IS HACKING ?
Hacking is a process of gaining access to the host computer by exploiting weakness and security vulnerabilities in the network. There are mainly two types of hackers black hat hackers and white hat hackers .
Black hat hacker- this type of hacker hacks into the system with malicious intent like stealing information to sell or for blackmailing or just to sabatosh the system.
White hat hackers-this type of hacker hacks the system to know the weakness and tell the owner of the system / network about its weakness and help them rectify the vulnerabilities these hackers are employed by security companies as well as governments
Hacking tools are just computer programs that are used to crack or break the security of the computer system and networks by exploiting the known vulnerabilities. There are many hacking tools created for different purposes. These tools make pentesting and hacking easy
So in this article we are going to see top 5 ethical hacking tools most of the tools are used in linux so if you want to know about linux check out the article about linux and if you want to know about what distro to use check out best distor in 2022
TOP ETHICAL HACKING TOOLS IN 2022:
This list does not follow any particular order because each tool has its own purpose
1.Nmap (Network Mapper)
Nmap is basically a network mapper capable of discovering services and hosts on a particular network, thereby creating a network map. This software provides several features that help in searching computer networks,and host discovery as well as detection of operating systems it runs, etc. Being script-extendible it provides advanced vulnerability detection and it can also adapt to network conditions like congestion and latency while scanning.
Metasploit is one of the most well known frameworks and it is open-source. This is used to penetrate testing and exploit remote target in hacking some of the features of metasploit are it is open-source as well as cross-platform
Wireless network usage is rising, so it’s becoming very important to keep Wi-Fi secure. Aircrack-Ng provides ethical hackers a list of command-line tools that can check and evaluate Wi-Fi network security. Aircrack-Ng specializes in attacking, monitoring, testing, and cracking. This tool supports Windows, OS X, Linux, eComStation, as well as many other operating system
Wireshark is a great tool that is used for analyzing data packets and can also be used to perform deep checking of a large number of established protocols. You can also export analysis reports to many different file formats like PostScript, Plaintext, and XML CSV.
Its feature set includes offline analysis ,cross-platform support etc..
SQLMap is an open-source tool that allows users to automate detecting and exploiting SQL Injection flaws and taking control of database servers. it can be used to connect directly with specific databases. SQLMap supports many different SQL injection techniques
Features of sqlmap are it has a powerful detection engine ,supports execution of arbitrary commands