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Nmap – The Ultimate Host Scanner

Nmap is an essential tool for any recon. This flexible and powerful tool will provide you with all the capability you need to begin any reconnaissance for a pentest or capture the flag exercise. It’s only concern is that many of its scripts are considerably noisy and will immediately notify any network defender paying attention. […]


Netcat – The Hacker’s Swiss Army Knife

Netcat is a tool that can read and write TCP and UDP ports. This tool may not strike you as impressive but its simple and effective nature has made it so ubiquitous that it has been known as the Hacker’s Swiss Army Knife. It is regularly used to connect to a target service, port scan, […]