Application Specific Scanners Niche-specific hacker tools

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This is our recommended list of “Application Specific Scanners” hacker tools that a professional pentester (penetration tester), ethical hacker, digital forensics or cybersecurity enthusiast should know how to use effectively. We regularly update this list so please let us know if there is a hacking tool you’d like us to add!

Five most common uses for Application Specific Scanners

  • Identify the ‘client-side’ or ‘front-side’ of an application to seek security vulnerabilities.
  • Perform black-box tests (by checking functionality without too much ‘in-depth’ investigation).
  • Test for compliance in applications, i.e. often to satisfy legal requirements.
  • Simulate an external hacking or cyber warfare attack (against a particular web app).
  • An effective way to check for security bugs against specific web apps (for example WordPress plugins).