The god knows who is using L0phtCrack as a security auditing tool to do the so-called password strength testing or recovery. I conclude that 90% of individuals are using it to violently obtain the passwords itself (through methods of dictionary, brute-force, hybrid attacks, rainbow tables, etc.). Whatever you's like to use it for, what we just can't deny is that it's the most outstanding one in similar software.
With the development of mobile devices and network, intelligent mobile phone has become a new paradise for hackers. Imagine, under this environment of everybody holds a smart phone nowadays, nothing is more active than the mobile phone viruses and the vulnerabilities' exploits of software and mobile network. Therefore, to understand and master some practical security tools seems necessary and meaningful.
As far as I can see, HD Tune Pro has been the best and most popular universal hard disk testing and diagnostic toolkit all the time. It can show you all the performance parameters of any kind of storage media, including Firmware version, Capacity, Serial number, Buffer size, SATA standard, supported UDMA mode and the supported features like read-write speed, burst rate, ...
Today, wireless network has got very extensive application because of its convenient use and structure, and will eventually cover every corner on the earth, I believe. But due to its broadcast form of data transmission in a wireless network environment, that will inevitably lead to security issues. Of course we can ensure data security by setting different encryption methods in a wireless router, but some loopholes of Wi-Fi network or the router itself can often make every trained hacker be able to crack/hack it.
Kali Linux is a comprehensive platform for penetration test and security audit, has a wide range of usages in the information security industry. It comes with many advanced tools that can be used to identify the target and detect, exploit the vulnerabilities that have not been discovered in the target network.
If you're a web developer or learning web programming languages, you must found that: every time want to perform local debugging, testing for your web app/code on a new OS or another PC, you has to set up and configure the whole AMP (Apache, PHP, MySQL) web development environments from scratch, which is absolutely boring.