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Nmap is a network mapping tool used during the Information Gathering phase of a network penetration testing engagement. It is completely free and open source. Click on the following link for more information about the Nmap Project. In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to install Nmap from source on an Ubuntu Linux machine.
So What Is Burpsuite
What is Burpsuite you ask? Burp Suite is a Java based Web Penetration Testing framework. It has become an industry standard suite of tools used by information security professionals to identify vulnerabilities and verify attack vectors for web-based applications.
In its simplest form, Burpsuite can be classified as an Interception Proxy. A penetration tester configures their Internet browser to route traffic through the proxy which then acts as a sort of Man In The Middle by capturing and analyzing each request and response to and from the target web application. Individual HTTP requests can be paused, manipulated and replayed back to the web server for targeted analysis of parameter specific injection points. Injection points can be specified for manual as well as automated fuzzing attacks to discover potentially unintended application behaviors, crashes and error messages.
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