Packet Sniffers Niche-specific hacker tools

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

This is our recommended list of “Packet Sniffers” 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 Sniffers

  • Sniff and analyze packets within a traditional ethernet or wireless network.
  • Log traffic passing through a network and discover anomalies.
  • Analyze network problems, detect network intrusion attempts and misuse by internal and external users.
  • Monitor and audit WAN bandwidth utilization.
  • Debug and test network protocol implementations.