What is Netcat?

What is Netcat? – Netcat, first released in 1995(!) by Hobbit is one of the “original” network penetration testing tools and is so versatile that it lives up to the author’s designation as a hacker’s “Swiss army knife”. The clearest definition of Netcat is from Hobbit himself: a simple “utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocols. What is Netcat? Connecting to a TCP/UDP Port As suggested by the description, Netcat can run in either client or server mode. To begin, let’s look at…

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