“What is the best Hacking Tool of 2017?”
I see this question posted daily on Quora, and many CyberSec Facebook groups I belong to, so I thought I’d clear it up, hopefully (doubtfully) once and for all.
The very best Hacking tool you will ever have (drum roll please…) is YOU. Please allow me to repeat that;
The Very Best Hacking tool you will ever have is YOU.
No, Contrary to Popular Belief, It’s not Kali Linux, or BackBox, or ParrotOS, or what ever else distribution or tool set you could imagine. It’s Simply You.
Let me explain;
Anyone, and I mean anyone, can open an application, type some commands or click some buttons and still miss their target almost every time. Why? Because they aren’t using Logical approaches. Out of shear and random luck, sometimes you will get some results, but then again, you’re playing the guessing game taking what you THINK is the next step.
You see, without using Logic and a firm Understanding of the “Phases of Penetration Testing”, you’ve already lost the battle. You’re just going to wind up Frustrated, and burned out from wasting so much valuable time. You might even break some stuff unintentionally.
The use of Logic with the Phases of Penetration Testing is something we very much go over in-depth at Pentester University
And listen, this is usually not any fault of your own. Other training Platforms like Udemy and the like simply don’t teach these two simple principles. How can they? Most of them don’t understand this or even how important it is in Penetration Testing.
I tested this theory and signed up for a few Popular Ethical Hacking courses on udemy for my research. And I have literally never been so disappointed with what I watched. But really, this should be it’s own topic in of itself.. so I will spare you for now 🙂