The hacker's toolbox

Hackers attack your network with a variety of tools. Well, it's time to even the score. By using the tools they already have, you can test your network and find your most dangerous vulnerabilities before they do. Find out what they are using in this Windows security hacker's toolbox.

Metasploit Framework
NetBios Auditing Tool
Process Explorer
HijackThis
Winfingerprint
RainbowCrack
Ophcrack

Metasploit Framework
The Metasploit Framework is an advanced open-source platform for developing, testing and using exploit code.
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NetBios Auditing Tool
Use this tool to crack passwords on Windows network shares.
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Process Explorer
Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in.
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HijackThis
HijackThis is a tool that lists all installed browser add-on, buttons, startup items and allows you to inspect, and optionally remove selected items. The program can create a backup of your original settings and also ignore selected items. Additional features include a simple list of all startup items, default start page, online updates and more. Intended for advanced users.
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Winfingerprint
This Windows enumeration tool can ferret out patch levels, NetBIOS information, user information, and more.
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RainbowCrack
RainbowCrack is a general purpose implementation of Philippe Oechslin's faster time-memory trade-off technique. In short, the RainbowCrack tool is a hash cracker. a time-memory trade-off cracker can be hundreds of times faster than a brute force cracker, with the help of precomputed tables.
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Ophcrack
Ophcrack is a Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. This is a new variant of Hellman's original trade-off, with better performance. It recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords in seconds.
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This was first published in September 2006

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