Pentest Tools: Precision in Penetration Testing Unleashed
In the realm of cybersecurity, penetration testing is a critical practice that involves authorized simulated cyberattacks on a computer system to evaluate its security. Access to advanced platforms has revolutionized this domain, offering cutting-edge tools and intuitive interfaces that empower cybersecurity professionals to uncover vulnerabilities, exploit weaknesses, and strengthen digital defenses. Trusted by industry experts and organizations globally, these platforms have set new standards in penetration testing. By providing precise insights and actionable data, these tools are not just toolkits; they are strategic partners in the ongoing battle against cyber threats.
What is Pentest Tools?
Pentest-Tools.com is a cloud-based toolkit for offensive security testing, focusing on web applications and network penetration testing. It is built by a team of experienced penetration testers and is designed to speed up the common steps performed in almost every assessment: reconnaissance, vulnerability scanning, exploitation, and report writing.
Features of Pentest Tools
At Pentest-Tools.com, users gain access to essential tools like reconnaissance, web vulnerability and network scanner tools. In this discussion, we’ll focus on key features. These tools are crucial for pinpointing vulnerabilities and strengthening digital security. Stay tuned for insights into their practical applications and significance.
Pentest-Tools.com offers a suite of reconnaissance tools that help in discovering the attack surface of network targets. These tools can map web application technologies, detect Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), and discover hidden files by fuzzing. Some popular tools include the Subdomain Finder, TCP Port Scanner, and URL Fuzzer.
The platform provides powerful custom Website Vulnerability Scanners to accurately detect common vulnerabilities such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection, and Operating System Command Injection. It also offers dedicated scanners for API vulnerabilities and widely used Content Management Systems (CMSs) like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and SharePoint.
Pentest-Tools.com allows users to exploit critical Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), gain initial access, extract sensitive files, and more with Sniper — Auto Exploiter. It also enables users to exploit web vulnerabilities like SQL Injection and XSS, extracting data to demonstrate real security risks.
Automation is a feature of Pentest-Tools.com that allows users to create custom scanning flows using different tools from the platform. There are three main components of automation: robots, scan templates, and scheduler.
- Robots are sequences of tools that run one after another, with the output of one tool being the input of the next one. Users can create their own robots or use the default ones provided by the platform. Robots can perform various tasks such as domain reconnaissance, website scanning, network scanning, etc.
- Scan templates are predefined configurations for each tool that specify the parameters, options, and filters for the scan. Users can create their own scan templates or use the default ones provided by the platform. Scan templates can help users customize their scans according to their needs and preferences.
- Scheduler is a feature that allows users to schedule their scans to run automatically at a specific date and time, or at regular intervals. Users can also set notifications and alerts for the scan results. Scheduler can help users automate their scanning process and save time and resources.
The platform simplifies report writing with predefined Word templates and a rich library of common findings. Users can use the Pentest Report Generator to quickly create editable Word (.docx) reports from their findings and also you can export raw scan results right after a scan is finished.
How To Use Pentest Tools:
First of all go the Pentest-tool website and create an account, Once you’ve selected a plan, proceed by navigating to the following link: https://app.pentest-tools.com/. You will see your dashboard that will look like this.
You can add your target by clicking on the “Assets” button , and adding the target’s IP address or domain to the target section.
By clicking on Add button the target will be available on the Assets section. An asset will be broken down into one or more targets, depending on its type. The Assets page displays all information related to an asset and its associated targets. You find details about the target type (hostname, IP, or URL), how many scans you ran against a target, and each Risk Level (according to all scans).
Finally, Lets try to use it. I will be going through some useful options you get, Lets use a Reconnaissance tool first and following will be some other tools you get.
To use Website Recon, you just need to enter the URL of the website you want to scan and click on Start Scan. The tool will then perform two tests: checking for website accessibility and checking for website technologies. You can see the progress and status of the scan on the screen.
Once the scan is finished, you can see the results on the same page. You can see the list of technologies found, categorized by software, version, and category. You can also see a screenshot of the website and its cart functionality if applicable. you can click on the technologies to see more information about each technology.
Website Vulnerability Scanner
To start the scan, I entered the URL of pentest-ground.com I chose the Deep Scan option, which performs a thorough and exhaustive scan of the website. You also get “Authentication” option which is used to use credentials in the target website for further deeper scan.
The scan took about an hour to complete, and it performed 62 different tests on the website. It spidered 140 URLs and sent 35004 HTTP requests in total.
Website Vulnerability Scanner is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that can help you to identify and fix the security issues on your website. It provides a comprehensive and detailed report with the scan findings and recommendations, as well as various features and options to customize and optimize your scan.
Web Application Firewall Detector
To detect any Web Application Firewall(WAF), you need to enter the target URL of the web application you want to scan and click on Strat Scan.
The tool will then send specially crafted requests to the web application and analyze the responses. Based on the response headers, status codes, error messages, and other indicators, the tool will display the name and vendor of the WAF, if any. You can also perform replay attacks, which means sending the same request from different IP addresses to see if the WAF blocks or allows them. This can help you determine the origin IP of the web server behind the WAF. You can also export the scan results, schedule periodic scans, report incorrect results, and rescan the target URL.
WordPress(CMS) Vulnerability Scanner
To use WordPress Vulnerability Scanner, you need to enter the target URL of the web application you want to scan and click on Start Scan.
The tool will then scan for any vulnerabilites that are related to wordpress websites. In the recent security scan conducted on the website mercantile.wordpress.org , several vulnerabilities and potential risks were identified, highlighting the importance of updating the plugin to its latest version to mitigate this risk effectively.
Moreover, the scan revealed the existence of certain files like robots.txt, xmlrpc.php, and wp-cron.php, which could be potential points of interest for cyber attackers. You can also export the scan results, schedule periodic scans, report incorrect results, and rescan the target URL
To use Subdomain Finder, you need to provide the target website domain name as an input. For example, if you want to scan pentester-ground.com, you need to enter trip.com in the Domain field. Then you can click on the Scan button to start the scan.
The scan results will show you the subdomains found, along with their IP address, netname, country, OS, server, technologies, web platform, and page title. You can also perform various actions on the results, such as adding them to targets, exporting them, scheduling periodic scans, reporting incorrect results, or rescanning them. Also I found it very usefull that in “Action” tab we can directly scan a subdomain that was found.
Network Vulnerability Scanner
To use the Network Vulnerability Scanner, simply enter the IP range or specific IP addresses/domain of the network you wish to scan and click on Start Scan. The scanner will then begin its process, examining each device on the network for potential vulnerabilities.
Once the scan is complete, you’ll be presented with a detailed report. This report includes information about each vulnerability found, including its severity level, the affected device, and a description of the vulnerability itself. It also provides recommended remediation steps to address each vulnerability.
The Network Vulnerability Scanner also offers several additional features. You can schedule regular scans to ensure continuous monitoring of your network. You can also export your scan results in various formats for further analysis or for compliance purposes.
For those eager to delve deeper into the world of cybersecurity, the entire array of tools across diverse categories awaits your exploration.
The Latest Unveiling from Pentest Tools.
In addition to the remarkable features offered by Pentest-Tools.com, I am thrilled to introduce another valuable asset to the cybersecurity community: Pentest-Ground.com. This newly launched Free online resource is tailored for penetration testers and security enthusiasts alike. Pentest-Ground.com serves as a safe and legal environment, providing a diverse collection of vulnerable web applications meticulously designed to test your tools and skills.
What makes Pentest-Ground.com truly exceptional is its range of application categories, including classic, modern, API, CMS, and more. Each application comes with detailed descriptions, difficulty levels, and a set of objectives, acting as a guiding beacon throughout your testing endeavors. Moreover, the platform allows you to delve into the source code and explore solutions for each application, enhancing your understanding of the testing process.
I am particularly impressed by Pentest-Ground.com’s commitment to fostering a learning-oriented environment. It is an invaluable platform, offering a wealth of opportunities to hone your web application security testing skills. Whether you are a novice seeking to grasp the fundamentals or an expert looking for new challenges, Pentest-Ground.com provides an array of interesting and challenging scenarios to put your hacking skills to the test.
Why Choose Pentest Tools?
Pentest-Tools.com eliminates the cost of multiple scanners and reduces repetitive pentesting work. It allows security teams to discover, exploit, and report common vulnerabilities while saving time for custom work and more creative hacking. The platform is trusted by over 1,500+ security teams in 95+ countries.
Pentest-Tools.com offers a variety of pricing options to cater to different needs. The Basic plan is designed for small businesses and includes up to 5 assets, 2 parallel scans, and all tools for website vulnerabilities assessment, network security evaluation, attack surface discovery, and creation of proof-of-concept exploits. The Advanced plan, which is the most popular option, includes everything in the Basic plan plus up to 50 assets, 5 parallel scans, and the ability to scan behind logged-in areas of the website. The Teams plan is designed for larger businesses and includes everything in the Advanced plan plus up to 500 assets, 10 parallel scans, API access for integration with internal processes and tools, white label reports with your own branding, multi-user access with up to 5 users sharing the plan, integrations with JIRA, webhooks, Slack, email and more. For businesses with more than 500 assets, Pentest-Tools.com also offers an Enterprise plan. All plans offer instant access to the full capabilities of Pentest-Tools.com
My Review Of Pentest Tools.
Pentest-Tools.com stands out from other platforms due to its comprehensive and tightly integrated suite of security testing tools. It excels in identifying vulnerabilities, exploiting them, and reporting the findings efficiently. The intuitive and easy-to-navigate user interface sets it apart, making it user-friendly for both beginners and experienced professionals. The tools are thoughtfully categorized based on their functionality, which simplifies the process of finding the right tool for specific needs.
What truly distinguishes Pentest-Tools.com is the detailed documentation provided for each tool. This feature empowers users by helping them understand how to use the tools effectively, a benefit that is not always offered by other platforms.
Moreover, compared to other tools in the market, Pentest-Tools.com offers a more holistic approach to security testing. It not only identifies vulnerabilities but also assists in exploiting them, providing a more complete picture of potential security threats. This end-to-end solution is what makes Pentest-Tools.com a preferred choice for many security professionals.
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