Hacking Tools Bolster Security When Used Ethically
The hacking tools demonstrated at the Black Hat 2014 conference could help penetration testers uncover weaknesses in VoIP communications, conduct phishing attacks to support end-user security awareness training or better secure Amazon Web Services instances. Many of the tools demonstrated during the 2014 Black Hat USA Briefings or Arsenal tool showcase are open source, side projects conducted by ethical hackers from solution providers, consultancies and security vendors to make their jobs more efficient. It's a labor of love, one security industry veteran and penetration tester told CRN.
The tools uncover software vulnerabilities and take advantage of configuration weaknesses that otherwise may not be addressed by businesses or repaired by software makers. Here are 10 tools in various stages of development worth checking out.