Top 10 security tools

On the bright side, with the number of attacks increasing, there are now a slew of tools to detect and stop malware and cracking attempts. The open source world has many such utilities (and distros). Here, I must mention BackTrack Linux, which has gained international fame for its wide range of vulnerability assessment and digital forensics software utilities. The most recent version also contains powerful wireless vulnerability testing tools.

 

The top Web security assessment tools

  • Nikto
  • Samurai framework
  • Safe3 scanner
  • Websecurify
  • SQLmap

The top network security assessment tools

  • Wireshark
  • Nmap
  • Metasploit
  • OpenVAS
  • Aircrack

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