Web Browser Related Hacker Tools

With us spending so much time on the Internet and likely using a browser, it makes sense to use tools embedded in browser software to help us. We’ve updated this resource for 2019.

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Web browsers, frankly, are one of the weakest points in the entire OSI Model.

An insecure browser is a nightmare for a System Administrator. What we’ve done on this page is list some hacking tools and software that relate to attacking (and therefore defending) browser security.

Firebug

Tool Category: Web Browser Related

FREE

What is Firebug?
Firebug is a free and open-source web browser extension that currently works on Firefox and Chrome. Although not stictly speaking a ‘hackers tool’, Firebug helps the penetration tester understand how certain technologies and systems works and therefore he or she is able to find holes that might be able to be exploited.

Is Firebug Free?
Yes, Firebug is free.

Does Firebug Work on all Operating Systems?
Works on Linux, Microsoft Windows and MAC OS X.

What are the Typical Uses for Firebug?
If you are unfamiliar with Firebug then consider it as a tool to check for bugs and checking CSS, HTML, DOM, XHR, and JavaScript. Firebug can also accurately analyze network usage and performance which has a huge benefit for most cybersecurity professionals.

NoScript

Tool Category: Web Browser Related

FREE

What is NoScript? NoScript or sometimes called NoScript Security Suite is an open source extension designed for Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey and other Mozilla based web browsers. Since a lot of web browser attacks require scripting, disabling “active” contents like JAVA or JavaScript will reduce the chances of exploitation. Once installed, it will take the form of a status icon in Firefox and will be displayed in every website to denote whether it has either allowed, blocked or partially allowed scripts to run on the page being viewed. Is NoScript Free? Yes. Its absolutely free. Does NoScript Work on all Operating Systems? Yes it’s working on all operating systems that have Firefox browser installed. What are the Typical Uses for NoScript? NoScript is typically used for blocking Java, Flash, JavaScript and other plugin contents.

Tamper Data

Tool Category: Web Browser Related

FREE

What is Tamper Data?
Tamper Data Mozilla Firefox extension that can modify and view HTTP requests before they are sent. It will show what data the web browser is sending on your behalf such as hidden form fields and cookies.

Is Tamper Data Free?
Yes! All versions of this tool are free of charge.

Does Tamper Data Work on all Operating Systems?
It works on all operating systems with Mozilla Firefox installed.

What are the Typical Uses for Tamper Data?
Tamper Data is used for tracking request or responses and security testing of web based applications.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. I’d recommend becoming super familiar with chrome/webkits’ developer tools too.

    if you set

    chrome://flags/#enable-devtools-experiments and

    chrome://flags/#enable-experimental-productivity-features

    to true and add tools for debugging the major javascript frameworks – Rect = Rect Dev, Angular = Augury, Vue.js = vuejs devtools etc; – and you can understand javascript the concept of the dom and shadow dom, HTML, CSS and take a look at OWASPs’ top 10 you can get 99% of the work done that would otherwise need lots and lots of frameworks and extensions.

    At the time of writing I think Firefox-Dev/Nightlies version – including servo is written in rust – is better than chromes own implementation but each to their own!

    1. Thanks, Sam, very helpful info – thank you for sharing!

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