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Ethical hacking: Top 10 browser extensions for hacking

Introduction

When it comes to ethical hacking, one of the critical skills you need to succeed is the usage of various tools to start your penetration testing process. While browser extensions may not be the most popular, they can actually help you achieve a variety of objectives, ranging from crawling an entire website to hijacking protected test sessions. 

Below, we take a look at 10 browser extensions that are capable of making every ethical hacker’s life easier.

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Note: Because Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the most popular web browsers around, we’ve kept our picks to extensions that specifically run on these platforms.

Let’s take a look at the extensions, shall we?

Top 10 extensions

1. HackBar

When pentesting a web application, it’s necessary to use your browser’s address bar in order to change or add parameters or modify the URL. When doing this, the server may respond with redirects and reloads — which can be time-consuming if you want to try various values for a single variable.

HackBar is a security audit tool that will enable you to pentest websites more easily. This plugin acts like an address bar, but it’s immune to server changes such as redirects and reloads. This means you can easily send many different versions of a single request.

You can use it to check site security by performing SQL injections, XSS holes and more. It also has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy for you to do fuzz testing, hash generation, encoding and more. What’s more, it helps you to easily copy and request URLs, and it makes even the most complicated URLs readable.

Download: HackBar Chrome Extension

2. Wappalyzer

Gathering information is a crucial part of ethical hacking. By gathering enough data, you can exploit common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE). Wappalyzer (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Dan Virgillito. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/52x3otAxhyI/

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