Top 15 Best Hacking Tools For Linux

Here are the best softwares that will work on your Linux OS and then you can also create a virtual dummy network to perform various hacks. So have a look on these tools below.

List Of Best Hacking and Security Software Tools for Linux:

#1 Aircrack 

The well-known wifi hacking tool is Aircrack that is being used by lots of hackers to crack the wifi password. This tool is used to find the vulnerability of any network and then finding the way to get into a network. Must try out this app in your Linux OS.

#2 John the Ripper 

John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix (11 are officially supported, not counting different architectures), DOS, Win32, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords very easily.

#3 Metasploit Framework

Metasploit took the security world by storm when it was released in 2004 and is being used till now. No other new tool even broke into the top 15 of this list of this tool, yet Metasploit comes in at #5, ahead of many well-loved tools that have been developed for more than a decade.

#4 Netcat

This is one the best tool that is used to read the data on TCP or UDP network connections. The main working of this tool is hijacking the network by getting access to its main server.

#5 Nmap (“Network Mapper”)

The well-known Linux tool that is being used by lots of security testers and mainly by lots of gray and white hackers. This tool is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing.

#6 Nessus

Nessus, the market defining vulnerability scanner for auditors and security analysts. Tenable offers different versions of Nessus for different types of users and the networks.

#7 WireShark

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development and lots more that you will get to know after using this tool.

#8 Snort

Snort is a free and open source network intrusion prevention system (NIPS) and network intrusion detection system (NIDS) created by Martin Roesch in 1998.

#9 Kismet

Kismet is a network detector, packet sniffer, and intrusion detection system for 802.11 wireless LANs. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring mode.

#10 Nikto

Nikto is an Open Source (GPL) web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6400 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, checks for outdated versions of over 1200 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers.

#11 Yersinia

Yersinia is a network tool designed to take advantage of some weakness in different network protocols. It pretends to be a solid framework for analyzing and testing the deployed networks and systems.

#12 Burp Suite

Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. It is not a point-and-click tool but is designed to be used by hands-on testers to support the testing process. With a little bit of effort, anyone can start using the core features of Burp to test the security of their applications.

#13 THC Hydra

When you need to brute force crack a remote authentication service, Hydra is often the tool of choice. It can perform rapid dictionary attacks against more than 50 protocols, including telnet, FTP, HTTP, https, smb, several databases, and much more.

#14 oclHashcat

If you love to do password cracking then Oclhashcat might be what you are looking for. It is the most advanced password cracking tool and it is a CPU-based password cracking tool. The Advance version of oclHashcat uses the power of your GPU. oclHashcat is an open source tool under MIT license that allows an easy integration or packaging of the common Linux distros.

#15 Maltego

Maltego is an interactive data mining tool that renders directed graphs for link analysis. The tool is used in online investigations for finding relationships between pieces of information from various sources located on the Internet. So above are the 10 Best Hacking Tools For Linux. With these tools, you can easily do lots of security testing and lots of vulnerabilities in this cyber world. So try out these tools in Linux today and share this post with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.