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Ethical Hacking Tools Used in 2019

Updated on August 24, 2019

Now we talk about 10 Ethical Hacking Tools Used in 2019. Nowadays everyone wants to know about hacking, But people still think that hacking is easy but they did not know about hacking. But as a script kiddie, they can use these tools that we will discuss in this hub to solve their daily life hacking problems.


Metasploit is an open-source framework that is written in Ruby. People use it in Ethical Hacking for various purposes. Like testing exploits, performing scanning both vulnerability and network, post-exploitation. In Metasploit, you can add exploits by using these exploits you can hack any system or network that has the particuler vulnerability according to that exploit that you added.


Maltego is an open-source threat assessment software, you can use it for data mining and discovery. It is also called an information-gathering tool. With maltego, you can gather information about a person. It will place the information in a graph from which you can help you to discover and gather information.

A great feature is that it can be used to analyze the relationship between domains, networks and internet infrastructure with online services such as social networks.

THC Hydra

Hydra is a great tool, people use it to brute force online services such as Http, FTP, SMTP, which can be used to brute force online services. Hydra is based on a dictionary attack. This means if you want to brute force with hydra you have username or username file that contains usernames and password file that contains passwords. We are disgusting the top 10 ethical hacking tools used in 2019.

If you find a website during your pentest that works on Http and have a login page then you can use hydra to brute force this website. You will find it in most Linux OS because it is pre-installed.


Kismet is a tool which is used in wireless networks. When you want to discuss wifi hacking. So, your first choice should be kismet. Because you can use it for detection of networks, sniffing of packer and IDS(Intrusion Detection System). Mastering this tool is a great choice to increase your wifi hacking skills.

Kismet is based on two main features Kismet Client and Kismet Server.

Kismet Server:

Kismet Client is responsible for capturing and decoding wireless networks in your area.

Kismet Client:

Kismet Server is used for detection networks and their statistics.


BurpSuite is a web penetration testing framework. People use it to test their websites for testing vulnerabilities in various web application. If you are a website developer you can use this tool to find bugs in your website or app. Burpsuite is pre-installed in Linux OS but in Windows OS you have to install it manually.

Burpsuite has a great feature that is responsible for scanning refer as a scanner in Burpsuite. If you want to test web application for vulnerabilities, you can use a mudule called scanner to test various kind of vulnerabilities like XSS(Cross-Site Scripting).


Nmap is a great tool for networking, which is also known as (Network Mapper). Many people in the industry use it to manage their networks. This means if you are a network administrator. So, this tools is your best choice to manage your network. You can also do network troubleshooting with this amazing tool.

Nmap has a GUI(Graphical User Interface) called zenmap. If you are a GUI lover you can use zenmap.


Wireshark is a tool available for both Windows and Linux. The main purpose of this tools id to capture network packets. This means if you want to see how my data is sent from one device to another. You can do this with Wireshark by capturing your networks packets. You can also analyze packets after capturing them.


We discussed some great Ethical Hacking Tools Used in 2019. There are a lot of tools available on the internet, but as a professional, you have to master these tools. Ethical Hacking is not easy. People use hacking tools and say their hackers but they don't know they are wrong. If you want to become an Ethical Hacker or Cyber Security Expert you have to follow a complete guide. You have to master some programming languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Umer Mustafa


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