Hacking Tools - OS Fingerprinting

  • Nmap

    This tool developed by Fyodor is one of the best unix and windows based active os fingerprinting tool.

  • P0f

    A passive OS fingerprinting tool. P0f is able to identify the operating system of a target host simply by examining captured packets even when the device in question is behind an overzealous packet firewall. P0f can detect firewall presence, NAT use, existence of load balancers, and more...

  • Xprobe2

    Active OS fingerprinting tool. XProbe is a tool for determining the operating system of a remote host. They do this using some of the same techniques as Nmap as well as some of their own ideas. Xprobe has always emphasized the ICMP protocol in its fingerprinting approach.