Best Hacking Tools For Windows, Mac OS X, And Linux.

Here, we have shortlisted some of the best hacking tools for windows, mac and linux. It might be useful for you if you are interested in hacking activities.

Acunetix WVSEditing-a-VulnXML-file


Acunetix is a web vulnerability scanner (WVS) that scans and finds out the flaws in a website that could prove fatal and this software is available for windows platform. You can download it from here.



Nmap (Network Mapper) is a security scanner originally written by Gordon Lyon  and it is used to discover hosts and services on a computer network, thus creating a “map” of the network. To accomplish its goal, Nmap sends specially crafted packets to the target host and then analyzes the responses. Nmap is available for Windows, Linux and Mac too.  You can download it from here.



Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development and many more.Wireshark is the world’s foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

Wireshark development thrives thanks to the contributions of networking experts across the globe. It is the continuation of a project that started in 1998. It is available for every platform including Windows, Linux and Mac. Download it from here.



oclHashcat  World’s fastest and most advanced GPGPU-based password recovery utility. It is the self-proclaimed world’s fastest CPU-based password recovery tool. It is released as free software (it had a proprietary codebase until 2015). Versions are available for Linux, OSX, and Windows and can come in CPU-based or GPU-based variants. Examples of hashcat supported hashing algorithms are Microsoft LM Hashes, MD4, MD5, SHA-family, Unix Crypt formats, MySQL, Cisco PIX. Download it from here.

Nessus Vulnerability Scanner


Nessus allows scans for the following types of vulnerabilities:

  • Vulnerabilities that allow a remote hacker to control or access sensitive data on a system.
  • Misconfiguration (e.g. open mail relay, missing patches, etc.).
  • Default passwords, a few common passwords, and blank/absent passwords on some system accounts. Nessus can also call Hydra (an external tool) to launch a dictionary attack.
  • Denials of service against the TCP/IP stack by using malformed packets
  • Preparation for PCI DSS audits
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Download it from here

Social-Engineer Toolkit


The SocialEngineer Toolkit is an open-source penetration testing framework designed for social engineering. SET has a number of custom attack vectors that allow you to make a believable attack quickly. This tool is not fully supported in Windows and Mac but it works perfectly in Linux platfrom. Download it from following command in linux: