Multi Purpose Hacking/ Pentesting Tools

What is Ettercap?
Ettercap is an open source network security tool made for man in the middle attacks on local area networks. It works by ARP poisoning the computer systems and putting a network interface into promiscuous mode. Thereby it can unlease several attacks on its victims. It also has a plugin support so features can be extended by putting new plugins.

Is Ettercap Free?
Ethercap is free and can be downloaded through their website which can be found here

Does Ettercap Work on all Operating Systems?
It works on several operating systems including Windows, MAC OS X and Linux.

What are the Typical Uses for Ettercap?
Ettercap is used to content filtering on the fly, sniff live connection and many more. It is also used for security auding and computer network protocol analysis. It has the capability to intercept traffic on a network segment, conduct active eavesdropping against common protocols and also used to capture passwords.