Top Hacking Tools & Techniques for 2024

January 3, 2024
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Introduction

The territory of ethical hacking and penetration testing has undergone a significant transformation and automated pen testing tools have emerged as a great boon. Therefore, we see a huge surge in the development of such automated tools aimed at expediting the testing process with minimum or zero false negatives. Ethical hacking plays a crucial role in enhancing the safeguarding of information, data, systems, networks and critical infrastructure of organizations and countries. Moreover, it serves as a highly effective means of bolstering the cyber security skills of IT professionals. Integrating ethical hacking into an organization's security endeavours yields exceptionally beneficial outcomes.

White hat hackers, commonly known as ethical hackers, utilize these tools to find out existing vulnerabilities within a system. Their objective is to help in rectifying these vulnerabilities before someone can exploit them. Popular ethical hacking tools include Nmap, Wireshark, Metasploit, Aircrack-ng, and Burp Suite, etc. These tools are versatile, enabling tasks such as network mapping, packet capture and analysis, exploitation, and web security testing.

In the field of cybersecurity, automated pen testing and ethical hacking tools empower IT professionals to defend an organization's data and business systems against cyber threats by implementing various authentication and authorization systems. Ethical hacking tools are designed to identify the bugs in computer systems, software, web applications, and networks. Nowadays, the market has a plethora of open-source and commercial tools to thwart unauthorized access to computer systems and network. Ethical hacking involves utilizing a....

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