Twenty free and effective infosec tools

We asked readers to name the free tools they find most useful in their daily work as infosec practitioners. Here are 20 that stand out.

By , Network World |  Security, free software, information security

Hping

Hping is a command-line oriented TCP/IP packet assembler/analyzer. It is used for:

  • Firewall testing
  • Advanced port scanning
  • Network testing, using different protocols, TOS, fragmentation
  • Manual path MTU discovery
  • Advanced traceroute, under all the supported protocols
  • Remote OS fingerprinting
  • Remote uptime guessing
  • TCP/IP stacks auditing

It runs on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, MacOs X, and Windows.

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