hi friends as i promised yesterday i am back with a ariticle dedicated to hacking tools. Today i am going to share you the best Network scanning software a ethical hacker should know.This post is for those who are new to hacking and don’t know which hacking tool they should use for best results.
What is network scanning??
Network scanning is a procedure for identifying active hosts on a network, either for the purpose of attacking them or for network security assessment.
Network scanning is the discovery of hosts/devices on a network, they tend to use overt discovery protocols such as ICMP and SNMP to gather information, they may also scan various ports on remote hosts for looking for well known services in an attempt to further identify the function of a remote host.The next stage of enumeration is to fingerprint the Operating System of the remote host. source--wiki
“NMAP–> a network scanning software”
Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping). credits–nmap.org
Features of NMAP
the powerful networking scanning software nmap consists of following features–>
Many operating systems supportS Nmap such as –>
Linux (all distributions)
Mac OS X
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD
Sun Solaris and many more
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>so friends nmap is the best known network scanning software for hackers. hope you liked it. I will come tommorow with another exciting article related to best hacking tools, so stay updated.