Penetration Testing Tools for Infosec Professionals

Kali Linux

Kali Linux is the highest-rated and most popular Linux security distribution available. Kali Linux is a robust, enterprise ready penetration testing distribution and is the successor of the widely popular and highly-rated BackTrack Linux. Kali Linux is used by penetration testers and IT professionals around the world to test the security of their networks.

Exploit Database (Exploit-DB)

The Exploit Database is the ultimate archive of public exploits and corresponding vulnerable software, developed for use by penetration testers and vulnerability researchers. Its aim is to serve as the most comprehensive collection of exploits gathered from various sources.

Metasploit Unleashed

The Metasploit Unleashed free online security training course was created to fill a gap in quality documentation on the practical usage of the popular and versatile Metasploit Framework. In keeping with the open-source nature of Metasploit, this resource is provided at no charge.

Kali NetHunter

Kali NetHunter is a Android penetration testing platform for Nexus and OnePlus devices built on top of Kali Linux, which includes some special and unique features such as HID Keyboard attacks, BADUSB attacks, as well as support for booting ISOs and images such as Konboot as well as a full Kali Linux Tools.

Google Hacking Database

The Google Hacking Database (GHDB) is the authoritative source for querying the ever-widening reach of the Google search engine. In the GHDB, you will find search terms for files containing usernames, vulnerable servers, and even files containing passwords.


Prior to the release of Kali Linux, its predecessor, BackTrack Linux was the highest-rated and most popular Linux security distribution available. BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in their ability to perform assessments in a purely native dedicated environment.