It is important to us that you be responsible and ethical in anything and everything you do. Our club doesn't condone any sort of malicous or suspicous behaviors and we ask that you use your power responsibly.

As a general guidline we ask that you follow the EC-Council's code of ethics.

Here is a non-comprehensive list of tool we may or may not know exactly how to use. Either way, this is a good place to start if you know what you want to do, but not how to do it.
If you have a tool you want to add to the list let us know and we will check it out!


Hardware (Links to come)

  • GDB
    • Terminal debugger. If you do any C programming you should take the time to learn GDB.
  • Radare2
    • A dissembler. It’s not IDA, but it’s free so we’re not complaining.
  • Pwntools
    • Working on a CTF? How about a massive tool-set for exactly that!
  • Binwalk
    • Great for working with firmwares
  • SQLmap
    • Automated SQL injection. BE CAREFUL! Admins DO NOT like you using this on their page and it’s a quick way to get your IP banned from a CTF.
  • Nmap
    • Network Map. Great for searching for open ports on a target server or checking who is hogging the WiFi at your apartment.
  • John the Ripper
    • Brute force password cracking.
  • Wireshark
    • Go to for analyzing packet captures. (.pcap)
  • Cain and Abel
    • Password cracker
  • ctf-tools
    • A very large library of CTF related tools, includes many of the ones listed here.
  • Metasploit
    • Point and click hacking.
  • USB adapters
    • There are a whole bunch of ways microchips talk to each other and we want to hear what they have to say! These USB adapters will allow you to interface with chips in a whole new way, you might even get lucky and find a root console running on a debug port.
      • UART
      • SPI
      • CAN
      • JTAG
  • WiFi Pineapple
    • An excellent tool for doing nefarious things with your neighbors WiFi. They don’t come cheap but if you have an embedded device and want to know what its doing on the internet a pineapple is one way to do it.
  • Rubber Ducky
    • Why type in your exploit by hand when you can have a rubber ducky do it for you? It sounds harmless, but rubber duckies are keystroke injection tools disguised as USB flash drives.
  • Lan Turtle
    • Kinda line a Pineapple for ethernet cables.
  • Software Defined Radio
    • SDR is technically software, but you still need some hardware to implement one. Helpful if you want to sniff the airwaves, but don’t know what frequencies you’re interested in yet.
  • Multimeter
    • Great for making sure you don’t blow stuff up by putting 12 volts into a 3 volt CPU.
  • Oscilloscope
    • Not a cheap tool for sure, but great for probing at unknown pins and pads.
  • Soldering Iron
    • You could just glue and tape all your wires together, but that’s not going to last long now is it?
  • Screwdrivers
    • When taking small things apart it is good to have a wide variety of small screwdrivers.
  • Prying Tools
    • Great for opening those annoying plastic clam-shells when you still want what’s inside to work when your done with it.