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A collection of awesome penetration testing resources, tools and other shiny things

Awesome Penetration Testing

A collection of awesome penetration testing resources, tools, books, , confs, magazines and other shiny things

Online Resources

Penetration Testing Resources

Shell Scripting Resources

  • LSST – Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial

Linux resources

  • Kernelnewbies – A community of aspiring Linux kernel developers who work to improve their Kernels

Shellcode development

Social Engineering Resources

Lock Picking Resources


Penetration Testing Distributions

  • Kali – A Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing\
  • NST – Network Security Toolkit distribution

Basic Penetration Testing Tools

  • Metasploit – World’s most used penetration testing software
  • Burp – An integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications

Vulnerability Scanners

  • Nexpose – Vulnerability Management & Risk Management Software
  • Nessus – Vulnerability, configuration, and compliance assessment
  • OpenVAS – Open Source vulnerability scanner and manager
  • w3af – Web application attack and audit framework

Networks Tools

  • nmap – Free Security Scanner For Network Exploration & Security Audits
  • tcpdump/libpcap – A common packet analyzer that runs under the command line
  • Wireshark – A network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows
  • Network Tools – Different network tools: pink, lookup, whois, etc
  • netsniff-ng – A Swiss army knife for for network sniffing

Hex Editors


Windows Utils

DDoS Tools

  • LOIC – An open source network stress tool for Windows
  • JS LOIC – JavaScript in-browser version of LOIC

Social Engineering Tools

  • SET – The Social-Engineer Toolkit from TrustedSec

Anonimity Tools

  • Tor – The free software for enabling onion routing online anonymity
  • I2P – The Invisible Internet Project

Reverse Engineering Tools

  • IDA Pro – A Windows, Linux or Mac OS X hosted multi-processor disassembler and debugger
  • WDK/WinDbg – Windows Driver Kit and WinDbg
  • OllyDbg – An x86 debugger that emphasizes binary code analysis


Penetration Testing Books

Hackers Handbook Series

Network Analysis Books

Reverse Engineering Books

Malware Analysis Books

Windows Books

Social Engineering Books

Lock Picking Books

Vulnerability Databases

Security Courses

Information Security Conferences

  • DEF CON – An annual hacker convention in Las Vegas
  • Black Hat – An annual security conference in Las Vegas
  • BSides – A framework for organising and holding security conferences
  • CCC – An annual meeting of the international hacker scene in Germany
  • DerbyCon – An annual hacker conference based in Louisville
  • PhreakNIC – A technology conference held annually in middle Tennessee
  • ShmooCon – An annual US east coast hacker convention
  • CarolinaCon – An infosec conference, held annually in North Carolina
  • HOPE – A conference series sponsored by the hacker magazine 2600
  • SummerCon – One of the oldest hacker conventions, held during Summer
  • Hack.lu – An annual conference held in Luxembourg
  • HITB – Deep-knowledge security conference held in Malaysia and The Netherlands
  • Troopers – Annual international IT Security event with workshops held in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Hack3rCon – An annual US hacker conference
  • ThotCon – An annual US hacker conference held in Chicago
  • LayerOne – An annual US security conerence held every spring in Los Angeles
  • DeepSec – Security Conference in Vienna, Austria
  • SkyDogCon – A technology conference in Nashville

Information Security Magazines

  • 2600: The Hacker Quarterly – An American publication about technology and computer “underground”
  • Hakin9 – A Polish online, weekly publication on IT Security

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