View Full Version : computer language for making networking/security tools

2013-05-16, 00:28
What is the most commonly used computer language for making tools such as port scanner(like nmap), RAT, password cracker, and some other similar tools. I know there are already available tools like that. but i want to recreate mine so i can understand how it actually works. And I dont want to depends on those tools for too long. So I want to know what computer language are preferable for this kind of tools. Thx

2013-05-16, 09:35
personaly i like python.

2013-05-16, 12:06
does anyone can tell me what computer are language are used in writting:

NMAP = ?
JohnTheRipper = ?
Poison Ivy RAT = ?
Metasploit = ?

2013-05-16, 12:41
Nmap: C, C++, Python & Lua
John The Ripper: C
Poison Ivy RAT: Assembly (server) & Delphi (client).
Metasploit = Ruby

All of this information was on the tools homepage and/or wikipedia page.

2013-06-08, 08:27
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