Port Scanners Niche-specific hacker tools

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

This is our recommended list of “Port Scanning” 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 Port Scanners

  • Probe a server or host for open ports.
  • Verify security policies (and compliance policies) of networks.
  • Discover what attackers would see when they try to identify running services.
  • Sends client requests to all server ranges or port addresses on a host to discover active ports.