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Ethical Tools

Hafiz Muhammad Attaullah
I am studying for a Bachelors in Telecommunications in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology at the University of Sindh. I expect to graduate in Spring, 2021.
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Ethical Tools
1) Netsparker

Netsparker is an easy to use web application security scanner that can automatically find SQL Injection, XSS and other vulnerabilities in your web applications and web services. It is available as on-premises and SAAS solution.

Features

Dead accurate vulnerability detection with the unique Proof-Based Scanning Technology.
Minimal configuration required. Scanner automatically detects URL rewrite rules, custom 404 error pages.
REST API for seamless integration with the SDLC, bug tracking systems etc.
Fully scalable solution. Scan 1,000 web applications in just 24 hours.
2) Acunetix
Acunetix is a fully automated ethical hacking solution that mimics a hacker to keep one step ahead of malicious intruders. The web application security scanner accurately scans HTML5, JavaScript and Single-page applications. It can audit complex, authenticated webapps and issues compliance and management reports on a wide range of web and network vulnerabilities.

Features:

Scans for all variants of SQL Injection, XSS, and 4500+ additional vulnerabilities
Detects over 1200 WordPress core, theme, and plugin vulnerabilities
Fast & Scalable – crawls hundreds of thousands of pages without interruptions
Integrates with popular WAFs and Issue Trackers to aid in the SDLC
Available On Premises and as a Cloud solution.
3) SaferVPN
SaferVPN is an indispensable tool in an Ethical hackers arsenal. You may need it to check target in different geographies, simulate nonpersonalized browsing behavior, anonymized file transfers, etc.

Features:

No Log VPN with high security and anonymity
Very fast speeds with 2000+ servers across continents
Based in Hongkong, it does not store any data.
Split tunneling and 5 simultaneous logins
24/7 support
Supports Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, iPhone, etc.
300,000+ IPs
Port Forwarding, Dedicated IO and P2P Protection
31 Day Money-Back Guarantee
4) Burp Suite:

Burp Suite is a useful platform for performing Security Testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire pen testing process. It spans from initial mapping to analysis of an application's attack surface.

Features:

It can detect over 3000 web application vulnerabilities.

Scan open-source software and custom-built applications
An easy to use Login Sequence Recorder allows the automatic scanning
Review vulnerability data with built-in vulnerability management.
Easily provide wide variety of technical and compliance reports
Detects Critical Vulnerabilities with 100% Accuracy
Automated crawl and scan
Advanced scanning feature for manual testers
Cutting-edge scanning logic
Download link: https://portswigger.net/burp/freedownload

5) Ettercap:

Ettercap is an ethical hacking tool. It supports active and passive dissection includes features for network and host analysis.

Features:

It supports active and passive dissection of many protocols
Feature of ARP poisoning to sniff on a switched LAN between two hosts
Characters can be injected into a server or to a client while maintaining a live connection
Ettercap is capable of sniffing an SSH connection in full duplex
Allows sniffing of HTTP SSL secured data even when the connection is made using proxy
Allows creation of custom plugins using Ettercap's API
Download link: https://ettercap.github.io/ettercap/downloads.html

6) Aircrack:

Aircrack is a trustable ethical hacking tool. It cracks vulnerable wireless connections. It is powered by WEP WPA and WPA 2 encryption Keys.

Features:

More cards/drivers supported
Support all types of OS and platforms
New WEP attack: PTW
Support for WEP dictionary attack
Support for Fragmentation attack
Improved tracking speed
Download link: https://www.aircrack-ng.org/downloads.html

7) Angry IP Scanner:

Angry IP Scanner is open-source and cross-platform ethical hacking tool. It scans IP addresses and ports.

Features:

Scans local networks as well as the Internet
Free and open-source tool
Random or file in any format
Exports results into many formats
Extensible with many data fetchers
Provides command-line interface
Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux
No need for Installation
Download link: http://angryip.org/download/#windows

8)GFI LanGuard:

GFI LanGuard is an ethical tool that scan networks for vulnerabilities. It can acts as your 'virtual security consultant' on demand. It allows creating an asset inventory of every device.

Features:

It helps to maintain a secure network over time is to know which changes are affecting your network and
Patch management: Fix vulnerabilities before an attack
Analyze network centrally
Discover security threats early
Reduce cost of ownership by centralizing vulnerability scanning
Help to maintain a secure and compliant network
Download link: https://www.gfi.com/products-and-solutions/network-security-solutions/gfi-languard/download

9) Savvius:

It is an ethical hacking tool. It performance issues and reduces security risk with the deep visibility provided

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