By understanding how hackers gain access to
systems, organizations can stay a step ahead and
ensure information availability, integrity, and
confidentiality. Listed below is Altius IT's
list of the Top 10 Hacker Tools and Techniques:
- Reconnaissance. Hackers use tools to get
basic information on your systems. Tools
like Netcraft and PCHels to report on your
domain, IP number, and operating system.
- Network Exploration. The more
information the hacker knows about your
system the more wanys he can find
vulnerabilities. Tools such as NMap identify
your host systems and services.
- Probe Tools. Some tools were initially
designed to be used by system administrators
to enhance their security. Now, these same
tools are used by hackers to know where to
start an attack. Tools like LANguard Network
Scanner identify system vulnerabilities.
- Scanners. Internally, sniffer tools
analyze network performance and
applications. Hacker reconnaissance tools
such as AET Network Scanner 10, FPort 1.33,
and Super Scan 3 scan your devices to
determine ports that are open and can be
- Password Cracker. Password tools are
used by security administrators to find weak
passwords. These tools may also be used by
hackers. Password crackers include LC5, John
The Ripper, iOpus Password Recovery XP, and
- Remote Administration Tools. Tools such
as AntiLamer and NetSlayer are used by
hackers to take partial or complete control
of the victim's computer.
- Backdoor. Backdoor tools and Trojan
Horses exploit vulnerabilities and open your
systems to a hacker. KrAIMer and Troj/Zinx-A
can be used by hackers to gain access to
- Denial of Service (DoS). Denial of
service attacks overload a system or device
so it can't respond or provide normal
service. Hackers use tools such as Coldlife
and Flooder overload a system.
- Recover deleted files. Once hackers are
inside your perimeter, they can use tools
like Deleted File Analysis Utility to scan
your hard drive partitions for deleted files
that may still be recoverable.
- Web Site Tools. Hackers use tools such
as Access Diver and IntelliTamper to index
your web site pages and directories. These
tools can download your site to the hacker's
local hard drive. Once on his system, the
hacker analyzes the web site to identify and
exploit security vulnerabilities.
Network security audits help organizations
identify, manage, and reduce their risks from
hackers and their emerging tools. Formal
policies ensure a top down approach to
managing network security risks.
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