Best Hacking Tools for Beginners 2024

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  • ZAP

    The ZAP core project


  • Wireshark

    Read-only mirror of Wireshark's Git repository at ⚠️ GitHub won't let us disable pull requests. ⚠️ THEY WILL BE IGNORED HERE ⚠️ Upload them at GitLab instead.


  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • john

    John the Ripper jumbo - advanced offline password cracker, which supports hundreds of hash and cipher types, and runs on many operating systems, CPUs, GPUs, and even some FPGAs

    John The Ripper

  • Metasploit

    Metasploit Framework


  • SQLMap

    Automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool


  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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