21/07/20: BLOG 3: Top 10 Most Popular Ethical Hacking Tools (2020 Rankings)

Blog 3:  Top 10 Most Popular Ethical Hacking Tools (2020 Rankings)

Last Updated:July 20, 2020

Best open source online Ethical Hacking Tools used by hackers:

If hacking is performed to identify the potential threats to a computer or network then it will be an ethical hacking.

Ethical hacking is also called penetration testing, intrusion testing, and red teaming.

Hacking is the process of gaining access to a computer system with the intention of fraud, data stealing, and privacy invasion etc., by identifying its weaknesses.

A person who performs the hacking activities is called a hacker.

There are six types of hackers:

  • The Ethical Hacker (White hat)
  • Cracker
  • Grey hat
  • Script kiddies
  • Hacktivist
  • Phreaker

A security professional who uses his/her hacking skills for defensive purposes is called an ethical hacker. To strengthen security, ethical hackers use their skills to find vulnerabilities, document them, and suggest ways to rectify them.

Companies that provide online services or those which are connected to the internet, must perform penetration testing by ethical hackers. Penetration testing is another name of ethical hacking. It can be performed manually or through an automation tool.

Ethical hackers work as an information security expert. They try to break the security of a computer system, network, or applications. They identify the weak points and based on that, they give advice or suggestions to strengthen the security.

Programming languages that are used for hacking include PHP, SQL, Python, Ruby, Bash, Perl, C, C++, Java, VBScript, Visual Basic, C Sharp, JavaScript, and HTML.

Few Hacking Certifications include:

  1. CEH
  2. GIAC
  3. OSCP
  4. CREST

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To Read more click on the link below and keep on reading about all the tools available!

Taken from: https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/ethical-hacking-tools/

Now, answer the following questions:

1 Do you think it should be illegal to hack into a computer or spread computer viruses? Why, or why not? 2 Internet crime, or “cybercrime,” is seen as very difficult to combat. Why do you think this is so? 3 If technology is seen as a “male” interest, how can we encourage women to be more involved in the tech and IT community? Write your comments and participate!

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  1. CAJAVILCA REYES, KATHERYN DEL ROSARIO escribió:

    1. I think it not an illegal activity. Many companies have their hackers, and they don’t considered criminals them because are employees. But, if these hackers work alone are considered criminals. I think that all of them should be considered to equal, as employees with a place of work and a pay.
    2. For three reasons. First, hackers are intelligent people with an authentic talent. Second, is the same technologic system which create them (criminal or no criminal hackers). Therefore, both are needed for function of system. Finally, the third reason are research costs. Many countries have not money for create a technological information and research centre.
    3. First point, guarantee access to connectivity in countries. For example, in Perú connectivity system is poor and many cities have not access to electricity either connectivity. Second point, guarantee access to elementary and secondary education for women. The Educational process should to promoting gender equality and the deconstruction of traditionally rooted roles.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thanks for your comments, Katheryn!

  2. RAUL HUANACO HUAMAN escribió:

    1. I think it depends if our legal regulations allow this activity. But considering that many companies have the computer security area, especially banks, which look for weaknesses, security failures in the system, so it should be legal.
    For example, the company Deepsecurity Peru has detected the theft of one million soles of the universal bonus program by illegal hackers. This company informed the authorities of the theft.

    2. Yes, it is very difficult to combat, because hackers have skills and know very deep programming tools, so they can protect their illegal acts very well without being detected. Also, there are not many cybersecurity specialists.

    3. I think that women can be encouraged in computer courses from an early age in school, also through summer programming workshops. And then at the university stage teach them specific courses on computer security. Finally, companies must hire both men and women equally with a specialty in cybersecurity.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thanks Raúl for your participation!

  3. Enrique Aviles escribió:

    1. It is illegal to access the data on a computer because that material could be used to commit illegal activities, such as fraud or blackmail.
    It is illegal to make changes to data stored on a computer when you do not have permission to do so. If you access and change the content of someone’s files without their permission, you are breaking the law. This includes installing a virus or other malware that damages or changes the way the computer works.
    2. It is difficult to combat as they are carried out remotely and in a matter of seconds, making it very difficult to trace the evidence that ends with the identification and punishment of criminals, as it could sometimes require global cooperation. In addition, it is the technological advance in security that allows you to easily hide your physical identity or virtually through the Internet, which makes it difficult to locate. It is like the eternal chase of the mouse by the cat.
    3. Technology, science, engineering and mathematics (Stem) are key areas for women’s economic empowerment. Although they represent 60 percent of university graduates in Latin America, they are barely 30 percent of students in Stem careers. We have to seriously think about public policy to encourage the entry of women into the occupations of the future.

    https://www.eltiempo.com/tecnosfera/novedades-tecnologia/recomendaciones-para-aumentar-las-mujeres-en-el-sector-de-la-tecnologia-segun-el-bid-208808

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thank you for your contribution, Enrique!

  4. Laura Valcárcel Manga escribió:

    1. Computer hacking is illegal, its name saysit, it is an informal activity, maincly aimed at the illegal distribution and/or reproduction of software, witout having a license to use it. It goes against the copyright and privacy of people with an impact on the economy.
    2. Cybercrime is considered difficult to combat due to the enormous protencial and constant development of new technological tools, and above all due to the capacity and widespread use it has, eliminating territorial barriers. It also lends itself to identity theft in computer systems and illegal access to equipment.
    3. I belive that encouraging women to participate more in the technology and IT community es a situation of generating concrete efforts to extend access and use of infomation and communication technologies (TIC) to women through programs continuous training, opening their conmmunication and learning opportunities that allow tem access to new jobs and business opportunities generated by these technologies.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thanks for your participation, Laura!

  5. SEHILA JIMENEZ MAYANGA escribió:

    According to the writer of the article “Top 10 Most Popular Ethical Hacking Tools” give information about ethical hacker, who tries to combat cybercriminals. For these reason is necessary these kind of people, who helps to police and website companies, which need one area to keep order. For these reason I think it should be illegal if they hack with the intention to do a crime, but is necessary one ethical hacker to capture one cybercriminal.
    2. Internet crime, or “cybercrime,” is seen as very difficult to combat. Why do you think this is so?

    I think that it is so complicated to combat because one cybercriminal is someone who is after one computer, this fact does so difficult to know the identity of one person. For these reason is necessary cyber police to takes us care.
    3. If technology is seen as a “male” interest, how can we encourage women to be more involved in the tech and IT community? Write your comments and participate!

    Currently I don’t think that it is only interest of one man. Exist a lot of woman to immerse in this area, in the past wasn’t common that one women study engineering or another career because women were useful in them house and no in other activities. Fortunately, this thinking has changed, though it is seen in some culture. If someone want my opinion about that, I think that it is responsibility of one good education and we have to break stereotypes of jobs, all has the same opportunities and nobody can stop if you want to do something different. It is your decision.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thank you, Sehila, for your contribution!

  6. Patricia Vásquez escribió:

    1. I think it should be illegal to hack into a computer because a “hacker” enters on internal networks of companys that are private. Although they may have good intentions for advice companies to improve their security systems, I think it´s wrong.

    2. It´s difficult de combat because people who are dedicated to these tasks are very intelligent. Also I think it´s because companies don´t know where the attack will come from, it´s like a silent enemy.

    3. Women can be as skilled as men to pursue technology issues. However, we should be able to read in interviews in the media about women who stand out in this area. In addition, in university vocational talks should show more women dedicated to IT.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thanks for participating Patricia!

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