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Cyber security tools lists often contain the same tools, and we are aware of that. It is for that reason, that we have decided to provide to you the most listed cyber security tools, and the best sources on where to get your cyber security tools.

We have listed down

  • Social Engineering tools
  • Reporting tools
  • Password security tools
  • Network sniffing tools
  • Forensic tools
  • Stress testing tools
  • Auditing tools
  • WiFi security tools

Best cyber security tools

The list below contains the best cyber security tools which you often find back in other cyber security listings.

NameType
MetasploitNetwork scanner
NmapNetwork scanner
WiresharkAnalysis tool
Aircrack-ngNetwork security tool
John the ripperPassword cracker
NessusNetwork scanner
BurpsuiteNetwork scanner
MSFVenomMalware creation kit
FiddlerSniffing tool
Cain and AbelRecovery tool
Most listed cyber security tools

Sources where to get good cyber security tools

We mentioned it before, it is almost impossible to keep track of all of the cyber security tools that are being published, but by having a list, of cyber security tools providers, it should become a bit easier to find the latest cyber security tools.

In the 1000+ cyber security tools post, we shared how to find those sources, and we have listed down 1000 cyber security tools that might be of direct value for you.

Social Engineering toolkits

Social engineering is the abuse of human traits such as curiosity, confidence, greed, fear and ignorance. Social engineering is as old as humanity and takes many forms.

Criminals try to obtain confidential information from you. They try to get you to perform a certain action, such as giving out personal data (phishing), security codes or credit card details or installing malware. The listed social engineering tools below, can help you to assess the social engineering awareness and security.

Social Engineer Toolkit (SET)
King Phisher
Evilginx
Evilginx2
wifiphisher
Catphish
Beelogger
FiercePhish
SocialFish
ShellPhish
Gophish
phishery
ReelPhish
Modlishka
A list of social engineering tools

Cyber security reporting tools

CaseFile
cherrytree
CutyCapt
dos2unix
Dradis
MagicTree
Metagoofil
Nipper-ng
pipal
RDPY
A list of cyber security reporting tools

Password security tools

The most common password is 123456. Every hacker knows that. Therefore, it is the least sensible password to use. The password security tools which have been listed below, will assist you in auditing the passwords and the password policies which have been set.

BruteSpray
Burp Suite
CeWL
chntpw
cisco-auditing-tool
CmosPwd
creddump
crowbar
crunch
findmyhash
gpp-decrypt
hash-identifier
Hashcat
HexorBase
THC-Hydra
John the Ripper
Johnny
keimpx
Maltego Teeth
Maskprocessor
multiforcer
Ncrack
oclgausscrack
ophcrack
PACK
patator
phrasendrescher
polenum
RainbowCrack
rcracki-mt
RSMangler
SecLists
SQLdict
Statsprocessor
THC-pptp-bruter
TrueCrack
WebScarab
wordlists
zaproxy
A list of password security tools

Sniffing tools

bettercap
Burp Suite
DNSChef
fiked
hamster-sidejack
HexInject
iaxflood
inviteflood
iSMTP
isr-evilgrade
mitmproxy
ohrwurm
protos-sip
rebind
responder
rtpbreak
rtpinsertsound
rtpmixsound
sctpscan
SIPArmyKnife
SIPp
SIPVicious
SniffJoke
SSLsplit
sslstrip
THC-IPV6
VoIPHopper
WebScarab
Wifi Honey
Wireshark
xspy
Yersinia
zaproxy
A list of sniffing tools

Cyber Security forensics

Binwalk
bulk-extractor
Capstone
chntpw
Cuckoo
dc3dd
ddrescue
DFF
diStorm3
Dumpzilla
extundelete
Foremost
Galleta
Guymager
iPhone Backup Analyzer
p0f
pdf-parser
pdfid
pdgmail
peepdf
RegRipper
Volatility
Xplico
A list of cyber security forensics tools

Cyber Security stress testing tools

DHCPig
FunkLoad
iaxflood
Inundator
inviteflood
ipv6-toolkit
mdk3
Reaver
rtpflood
SlowHTTPTest
t50
Termineter
THC-IPV6
THC-SSL-DOS
A list of cyber security stress testing tools

Cyber security auditing tools

Armitage
Backdoor Factory
BeEF
cisco-auditing-tool
cisco-global-exploiter
cisco-ocs
cisco-torch
Commix
crackle
exploitdb
jboss-autopwn
Linux Exploit Suggester
Maltego Teeth
Metasploit Framework
MSFPC
RouterSploit
SET
ShellNoob
sqlmap
THC-IPV6
Yersinia
A list of cyber security auditing tools

Wireless security tools

You have installed a wireless network at home, have you secured it? You can use WiFi to send all your network traffic over the air wirelessly, without security this is a big problem. The WiFi security tools which are listed below, will assist you in getting a good view on what is happening via the wireless networks. They also allow you to audit the WiFi networks, so you can find cyber security issues.

Airbase-ng
Aircrack-ng
Airdecap-ng and Airdecloak-ng
Aireplay-ng
airgraph-ng
Airmon-ng
Airodump-ng
airodump-ng-oui-update
Airolib-ng
Airserv-ng
Airtun-ng
Asleap
Besside-ng
Bluelog
BlueMaho
Bluepot
BlueRanger
Bluesnarfer
Bully
coWPAtty
crackle
eapmd5pass
Easside-ng
Fern Wifi Cracker
FreeRADIUS-WPE
Ghost Phisher
GISKismet
Gqrx
gr-scan
hostapd-wpe
ivstools
kalibrate-rtl
KillerBee
Kismet
makeivs-ng
mdk3
mfcuk
mfoc
mfterm
Multimon-NG
Packetforge-ng
PixieWPS
Pyrit
Reaver
redfang
RTLSDR Scanner
Spooftooph
Tkiptun-ng
Wesside-ng
Wifi Honey
wifiphisher
Wifitap
Wifite
wpaclean
A list of WIFI security tools

Conclusion

It is recommended to periodically perform cyber security audits to ensure the security of (web-)applications, networks and systems.

For example after a development iteration to check new functionalities for vulnerabilities. An update to the code of your web application or changing web server settings can lead to new vulnerabilities with far-reaching consequences.

Now you can specifically zoom in on the new functionalities and newly developed code/processes by using the tools above. This will safe you time, so you can focus on the manual work.