Ethical hacking and penetration testing involves considerable effort. While a mental knowledge of the tricks involved in the trade are a must, also important are a wide range of tool sets that get the job done with ease at the same time do it efficiently.

1.ToolsWatch.org

Free, interactive, modern, eye-catching service designed to help auditors, pentesters and security experts to keep their ethical hacking oriented toolbox up-to-date.

2.SecTools.Org

Maintained by Gordon “Fyodor” Lyon, the website contains tools descriptions and the top 125 network security tools, which are categorised as antimalware, application-specific scanners, web browser–related, password crackers, encryption tools, debuggers among others.

3.HolisticInfoSec

Maintained by Russ McRee this blog deals with different penetration testing, malware analysis, fuzzing, and security tools.

4.Edge-Security

Group of security professionals who focus on offensive security, malware intelligence, and mobile security.

5.NirSoft

website maintained by Nir Sofer contains his own projects and freeware utilities, categorised as password recovery utilities, network monitoring tools, internet related utilities among others.

 

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