The Most used Chrome Extensions are Used For Penetration Testing.

Mostly, penetration testing can use the extensions for the purpose to locate the broken links and inform the client, and these extensions also help to determine whether a target website contains vulnerabilities that can lead to adversarial exploitations and sensitive information theft.

Here are the different chrome extensions that are used by penetration testing….

  1. Wappalyzer
  2. D3coder
  3. Shodan
  4. Exploit DataBase
  5. Tamper Chrome
  6. Hackbar
  7. cookie editor
  8. Port Scanner
  9. Domain And Ip Address Information

By using these tools, we can turn our browser into an advanced hacking tool….


Wappalyzer is a technology profiler that shows you what websites are built with. Find out what CMS a website is using, as well as any framework, e-commerce platform, JavaScript libraries, and many more. … Install Wappalyzer for Chrome to find out the technologies used on websites you visit at glance.


D3coder extension enables us to encode and decode selected text via the context menu. It reduces the time we spend looking up values and gives us more time to concentrate on the important things of development. One can even choose how to display the result, like whether to display the result using alert(), or use the selection and replace the selected text in place, etc


Shodan is a search engine that allows users to find certain types of computers and services that are accessible via the Internet through a series of filters. It is used by security researchers to find open servers or to find out information about servers. This is because Shodan returns server metadata to the requesting client.

Exploit Database

This is a chrome-based extension the Exploit Database is a repository for exploits and proofs-of-concept rather than advisories, making it a valuable resource for those who need actionable data.

Hackers After the information collection work, it’s time to get down to business and find vulnerabilities at the selected site. This extension provides convenient access to an Offensive Security file exploit database. By default, updates are checked every five minutes and all new vulnerabilities are sorted by date, type, author, and description, mentioned by ethical hacking experts.

Tamper Chrome

Tamper Chrome is a Chrome extension that allows you to modify HTTP requests on the fly and aid in web security testing and other browser responses and requests not visible to the user. Tamper Chrome works across all operating systems (including Chrome OS).

Most ethical hacking techniques are based on fuzzing, which requires professionals to modify or change requests and inputs. The Tamper Chrome extension provides such functionalities. It is an essential tool that supports ethical hacking processes through the Chrome web browser.


Hackbar is a Chrome-based extension or tool that is available freely. You can download it from the Firefox website and use it. Hackbar is a Firefox add-on that behaves like an address bar. This is a free and open-source tool available on Github. It is useful while checking the security of web apps and web servers. This is used by security researchers to check cross-site scripting vulnerability on the website and to find subdomains of websites.

Hackbar provides web pentesters with an intuitive interface and ease of access. It is also available for another operating system such as windows. It can be used to check SQL Injection vulnerability on the website.

The extension assists in the hash generation, XSS queries, decoding, encoding, and SQL functions other than an interface. Moreover, the extension helps users easily copy, read, and request URLs, such that the users can quickly test or pen test a web application.

Cookie Editor

Cookie-Editor is a browser extension focused on productivity that helps you manage your cookies with the least amount of clicks possible. You can access the list of all the cookies on the current page, create or modify an existing cookie and delete a cookie in a maximum of three clicks.

It gives you the option to import cookies or export them directly to your clipboard for easy sharing or saving of your cookies. The extension’s features enable users to add or search cookies and many more. It can optimize your development time when working on a web page, it can be useful to test a website when doing software quality assurance, and it could even benefit an SEO expert.

Port Scanner

Port Checker or Scanner extension adds port scanning functionalities to a Google Chrome browser which means checking a port’s status easily, finding out which ports of your connection is open or closed. Users can use the extension to scan if there are any listening TCP ports. It also analyses a given URL or IP address and scans it to establish the presence of open ports. It is a useful tool for securing vulnerable, open ports to enhance security. This tool is extremely useful to find out if your port forwarding is set up correctly or if your server applications are blocked or not by a firewall.

Port scanner sometimes doesn’t always turn out as expected, as multiple servers have advanced firewalls and other attack prevention systems.

Domain And Ip Address Information

Domain And Ip Address Information is a chrome-based extension used to gather information to assist users in locating DNS, domain neighbors, routing, geolocation, hosting, search results, ASN, BGP, and DNSBL information of any IP address. This extension is also available for various platforms. It is an essential tool used during the information gathering phase during a penetration testing exercise.

This extension displays detailed information about the current website. The information can be used for online investigation and SEO purposes.

By using all these extensions, we can find out the information very quickly. So beginners must try these things to know more about extensions…..

Thanks to the:- Sabbella Geetha Niharika Reddy

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