• Hacking Software – Top 10 Tools For Password & Network Hacking

    by  • September 7, 2009 • hacking tools, Student Series • 26 Comments

    There are many hacking software launched in past few years but only few of them are worth for it. I am collecting here some of the most used hacking tools or software that are used for hacking passwords, networks & sniffing. Just to let you know that hacking is not limited to use of these software, it is far beyond it, these tools are just for gathering some primary information, we call it passive attack gathering.

    1. Nmap -The Network Mapper :

    Nmap is one of the most widely used open source network mapping utility which scans & detects for ports, Operating systems, its services & used to manage networks. Nmap is available for windows & Linux also but it was  basically designed for a linux/Unix box, which works best with it also.

    Learn More about Nmap

    Download Nmap

    2. John The Ripper Password Cracker

    John the Ripper is a fastest password cracker, Now available for many distros of Unix, DOS, Win32, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. Besides several crypt(3) password hash types most commonly found on various Unix flavors, supported out of the box are Kerberos AFS and Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 LM hashes, plus several more with contributed patches. It is also well known as JTR, the most deadliest cracker of all time.

    Learn More About John The Ripper

    Download John The Ripper

    3. Nessus Remote Security Scanner

    Nessus is basically a vulnerability scanner used by most of the well known organizations of the world for making their security audits. Nessus were open source in past, but now its a closed source one but a free software, which scans for thousands of general & critical vulnerability problems in any network.

    Learn More About Nessus

    Download Nessus

    4. Wireshark – The Sniffer

    It was formerly knows as Eathereal. It  is  network protocol analyzer, or sniffer, that lets you capture and interactively browse the contents of network frames. Its open sources’ness gives it to grow from all dimensions & it gives more than a quality network analyzers that are present in the market.

    It have a GUI works great with both Linux & Windows.

    Learn More About Wireshark

    Download Wireshark

    5. Eraser

    Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows). We can completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times which is done with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License as it is a open source one. Works with all versions of windows as -> Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and DOS.  Its great tool for hiding secret things & mainly deleting it.

    Learn More About Eraser

    Download Eraser

    6. LCP – Windows Password Cracker

    LCP is one of the well known free software for cracking windows passwords in many versions like Windows NT/2000/XP/2003. Accounts information import, Passwords recovery, Brute force session distribution, Hashes computing can be easily done by LCP. It is similar to LOphtcrack.

    It have various modes like bruteforce, dictionary attack & hybrid attack.

    Learn More About LCP

    Download LCP

    7. Cain & Able Passwords Cracker

    Its another password cracker for windows based system. P It collects passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks, recording VoIP conversations, decoding scrambled passwords, uncovering cached passwords, revealing password boxes,and analyzing routing protocols.

    Interesting part is it sniffs itself, we don’t have to search for password files of any kind.

    Learn More About Cain & Able

    Download Cain & Able

    8.SuperScan- Port Scanner

    Superscan is great TCP/IP port scanner which is widely used for detecting the open ports or live hosts in given IP ranges. It have a GUI & made for windows & easy to use, don’t miss it.

    Learn More About Superscan

    Download Superscan

    9. Nikto – CGI Scanner

    Nikto is a great CGI scanner, which  is an Open Source (GPL) web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items. Which includes 3200 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, versions on over 625 servers, and version specific problems on over 230 servers.

    Learn More About Nikto

    Download Nikto

    10. Pof

    Passive OS fingerprinting tool used widely for scanning operating system and it can scan for any operating system.

    P0f can identify the operating system on:

    – SYN Mode
    – SYN+ACK mode,
    – RST+ mode,
    – machines whose communications you can observe.

    It listens to any communication for detecting OS

    Learn More About Pof

    Download Pof


    Author is a Tech blogger & loves to share his work on web by writing guidelines for Ethical Hacking students & Security professionals. Performing various types of hacking from pen test to smartphone hacking – He enjoys hacking just for personal research purpose. Working with more of 'grey as well as black hat' hackers for learning advanced hacking as well as defending techniques & share them with learners. His prime area of research is Cyber Criminals & currently working on a Video Product Development to teach hacking & Pen Testing for absolute beginners.


    • nabin

      plz. help me how to hack to gprs on mobile to pc

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      how to hack this website password

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    • gaurav

      hi i am a beginer plz help me jion me please

    • Zach

      If you lost windows password. I think the best solution is making a windows password recovery disk with the third part utility. The disk works perfectly to recover windows password to “Blank”. It is also useful for administrator password recovery, you can wrote it to an blank CD or USB flash drive to recover administrator password.

    • Aindaia

      Seeking authorization/activation crack/hack for Network Branded Pre-paid Cards. TY.

    • Hussnain Syed

      My Yahoo Password is hacked. please help me

    • Syed Farhan Nayyer

      Hi Friends.

      This web site is great but one thing every one understand that don’t use this software for wrong ways.

      Thank you
      Take Care

    • http://crypters.net Shawn

      nmap is probably the most known and used hacking tool on this list and everyone should learn about it if u havent already!

      great article thanks

    • mstmn

      what is the acivation code for nessus 4…can anyone bother to tell me please…..

    • brian

      hmm what about website hacker?? like i will hack a account on google fex and its for windows 7?

    • sanjay

      how to hack email pasword nd send me hacking tool related to dis……

    • Paul

      I have recently bought a second-hand computer from a store. But when it starts up, it requires me to type the administrator password, and it makes me quite disappointed!
      Eventually I have managed to reset the administrator password using a password reset boot CD from http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html

    • http://www.onlinecrypter.com Crypter

      Nice little list you have up there. Nmap & other useful tools. Thanks.

    • sabari

      ur website is very good and i want to hack a gmail accoun would u please help me

    • rakesh

      hi guys,this is rakesh here,want to know top softwares used for hacking,can u help me out
      & iam a beginer

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      Depends on what kind of hacking you want to try.

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      Omg!!! Really you think can be hacker? :)

    • Ayush_garg79

      i want to hack administrator password of dekstop as well as laptop..so please help me out,,,,& lso want to hack facebook accounts..

    • Sextion007

      im in a business of internet cafe so i wanted to hack the neighboring internet cafeis there any hacking tool just right for me? my OS is windowsXP

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      Sorry we don’t help in criminal activites

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    • Sagar don007

      open start-run-type cmd-type net user and wait some information appear then type again net user and wait a few second and now user name and password appear then go change password* & type password <i can not show you press enter conform password you type and press enter  you password will b change

    • Shneamisha

      can i know how to hack orkut & facebook pasward

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