Packet Crafting Tools Niche-specific hacker tools

Top Ten Hacking Tools of 2016Linux Pentesting (Hacking) Distros

This is our recommended list of “Packet Crafting” 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 Packet Crafting Tools

  • Probe firwalls rule-sets and discover vulnerabilities within a network.
  • Create bad packets to try and penetrate networks.
  • Test other technologies using bad packets including TCP/ IP stacks, router or any other component of the network.
  • Create packets in one of four categories Packet Assembly, Packet Editing, Packet Play and Packet Decoding.
  • Understand the tools that are available to black hat hackers and train yourself to think like them!