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100+ Hacking Sites Legally to Practice Your InfoSec Skills

They say the best defense is a good offense – and it’s no different in the InfoSec world. Use this list to practice your hacking skills so you can be the best defender – whether you’re a developer, security manager, auditor, or pen-tester.

Always remember: Practice makes perfect!

What other sites have you used to practice on? Let us know below!

Vulnerable Web Applications
BadStore http://www.badstore.net/
BodgeIt Store http://code.google.com/p/bodgeit/
Butterfly Security Project http://thebutterflytmp.sourceforge.net/
bWAPP http://www.mmeit.be/bwapp/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bwapp/files/bee-box/
Commix https://github.com/stasinopoulos/commix-testbed
CryptOMG https://github.com/SpiderLabs/CryptOMG
Damn Vulnerable Node Application (DVNA) https://github.com/quantumfoam/DVNA/
Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA) http://www.dvwa.co.uk/
Damn Vulnerable Web Services (DVWS) http://dvws.professionallyevil.com/
Drunk Admin Web Hacking Challenge https://bechtsoudis.com/work-stuff/challenges/drunk-admin-web-hacking-challenge/
Exploit KB Vulnerable Web App http://exploit.co.il/projects/vuln-web-app/
Foundstone Hackme Bank http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/hacme-bank.aspx
Foundstone Hackme Books http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/hacmebooks.aspx
Foundstone Hackme Casino http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/hacme-casino.aspx
Foundstone Hackme Shipping http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/hacmeshipping.aspx
Foundstone Hackme Travel http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/hacmetravel.aspx
GameOver http://sourceforge.net/projects/null-gameover/
hackxor http://hackxor.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/index.pl
Hackazon https://github.com/rapid7/hackazon
LAMPSecurity http://sourceforge.net/projects/lampsecurity/
Moth http://www.bonsai-sec.com/en/research/moth.php
NOWASP / Mutillidae 2 http://sourceforge.net/projects/mutillidae/
OWASP BWA http://code.google.com/p/owaspbwa/
OWASP Hackademic http://hackademic1.teilar.gr/
OWASP SiteGenerator https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Owasp_SiteGenerator
OWASP Bricks http://sourceforge.net/projects/owaspbricks/
OWASP Security Shepherd https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Security_Shepherd
PentesterLab https://pentesterlab.com/
PHDays iBank CTF http://blog.phdays.com/2012/05/once-again-about-remote-banking.html
SecuriBench http://suif.stanford.edu/~livshits/securibench/
SentinelTestbed https://github.com/dobin/SentinelTestbed
SocketToMe http://digi.ninja/projects/sockettome.php
sqli-labs https://github.com/Audi-1/sqli-labs
MCIR (Magical Code Injection Rainbow) https://github.com/SpiderLabs/MCIR
sqlilabs https://github.com/himadriganguly/sqlilabs
VulnApp http://www.nth-dimension.org.uk/blog.php?id=88
PuzzleMall http://code.google.com/p/puzzlemall/
WackoPicko https://github.com/adamdoupe/WackoPicko
WAED http://www.waed.info
WebGoat.NET https://github.com/jerryhoff/WebGoat.NET/
WebSecurity Dojo http://www.mavensecurity.com/web_security_dojo/
XVWA https://github.com/s4n7h0/xvwa
Zap WAVE http://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/downloads/detail?name=zap-wave-0.1.zip
Vulnerable Operating System Installations
21LTR http://21ltr.com/scenes/
Damn Vulnerable Linux http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualhacking/files/os/dvl/
exploit-exercises – nebula, protostar, fusion http://exploit-exercises.com/download
heorot: DE-ICE, hackerdemia http://hackingdojo.com/downloads/iso/De-ICE_S1.100.iso
http://hackingdojo.com/downloads/iso/De-ICE_S1.110.iso
http://hackingdojo.com/downloads/iso/De-ICE_S1.120.iso
http://hackingdojo.com/downloads/iso/De-ICE_S2.100.iso
hackerdemia – http://hackingdojo.com/downloads/iso/De-ICE_S1.123.iso
Holynix http://sourceforge.net/projects/holynix/files/
Kioptrix http://www.kioptrix.com/blog/
LAMPSecurity http://sourceforge.net/projects/lampsecurity/
Metasploitable http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualhacking/files/os/metasploitable/
neutronstar http://neutronstar.org/goatselinux.html
PenTest Laboratory http://pentestlab.org/lab-in-a-box/
Pentester Lab https://www.pentesterlab.com/exercises
pWnOS http://www.pwnos.com/
RebootUser Vulnix http://www.rebootuser.com/?page_id=1041
SecGame # 1: Sauron http://sg6-labs.blogspot.co.uk/2007/12/secgame-1-sauron.html
scriptjunkie.us http://www.scriptjunkie.us/2012/04/the-hacker-games/
UltimateLAMP http://www.amanhardikar.com/mindmaps/practice-links.html
TurnKey Linux http://www.turnkeylinux.org/
Bitnami https://bitnami.com/stacks
Elastic Server http://elasticserver.com
OS Boxes http://www.osboxes.org
VirtualBoxes http://virtualboxes.org/images/
VirtualBox Virtual Appliances https://virtualboximages.com/
CentOS http://www.centos.org/
Default Windows Clients https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise
https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/
Default Windows Server https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview
Default VMWare vSphere http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/
Sites for Downloading Older Versions of Various Software
Exploit-DB http://www.exploit-db.com/
Old Apps http://www.oldapps.com/
Old Version http://www.oldversion.com/
VirtualHacking Repo sourceforge.net/projects/virtualhacking/files/apps%40realworld/
Sites by Vendors of Security Testing Software
Acunetix acuforum http://testasp.vulnweb.com/
Acunetix acublog http://testaspnet.vulnweb.com/
Acunetix acuart http://testphp.vulnweb.com/
Cenzic crackmebank http://crackme.cenzic.com
HP freebank http://zero.webappsecurity.com
IBM altoromutual http://demo.testfire.net/
Mavituna testsparker http://aspnet.testsparker.com
Mavituna testsparker http://php.testsparker.com
NTOSpider Test Site http://www.webscantest.com/
Sites for Improving Your Hacking Skills
Embedded Security CTF https://microcorruption.com
EnigmaGroup http://www.enigmagroup.org/
Escape http://escape.alf.nu/
Google Gruyere http://google-gruyere.appspot.com/
Gh0st Lab http://www.gh0st.net/
Hack This Site http://www.hackthissite.org/
HackThis http://www.hackthis.co.uk/
HackQuest http://www.hackquest.com/
Hack.me https://hack.me
Hacking-Lab https://www.hacking-lab.com
Hacker Challenge http://www.dareyourmind.net/
Hacker Test http://www.hackertest.net/
hACME Game http://www.hacmegame.org/
Halls Of Valhalla http://halls-of-valhalla.org/beta/challenges
Hax.Tor http://hax.tor.hu/
OverTheWire http://www.overthewire.org/wargames/
PentestIT http://www.pentestit.ru/en/
CSC Play on Demand https://pod.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/
pwn0 https://pwn0.com/home.php
RootContest http://rootcontest.com/
Root Me http://www.root-me.org/?lang=en
Security Treasure Hunt http://www.securitytreasurehunt.com/
Smash The Stack http://www.smashthestack.org/
SQLZoo http://sqlzoo.net/hack/
TheBlackSheep and Erik http://www.bright-shadows.net/
ThisIsLegal http://thisislegal.com/
Try2Hack http://www.try2hack.nl/
WabLab http://www.wablab.com/hackme
XSS: Can You XSS This? http://canyouxssthis.com/HTMLSanitizer/
XSS Game https://xss-game.appspot.com/
XSS: ProgPHP http://xss.progphp.com/
CTF Sites / Archives
CAPTF Repo http://captf.com/
CTFtime (Details of CTF Challenges) http://ctftime.org/ctfs/
CTF write-ups repository https://github.com/ctfs
Reddit CTF Announcements http://www.reddit.com/r/securityctf
shell-storm Repo http://shell-storm.org/repo/CTF/
VulnHub https://www.vulnhub.com
Mobile Apps
Damn Vulnerable Android App (DVAA) https://code.google.com/p/dvaa/
Damn Vulnerable FirefoxOS Application (DVFA) https://github.com/pwnetrationguru/dvfa/
Damn Vulnerable iOS App (DVIA) http://damnvulnerableiosapp.com/
ExploitMe Mobile Android Labs http://securitycompass.github.io/AndroidLabs/
ExploitMe Mobile iPhone Labs http://securitycompass.github.io/iPhoneLabs/
Hacme Bank Android http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/hacme-bank-android.aspx
InsecureBank http://www.paladion.net/downloadapp.html
NcN Wargame http://noconname.org/evento/wargame/
OWASP iGoat http://code.google.com/p/owasp-igoat/
OWASP Goatdroid https://github.com/jackMannino/OWASP-GoatDroid-Project
Lab
binjitsu https://github.com/binjitsu/binjitsu
CTFd https://github.com/isislab/CTFd
Mellivora https://github.com/Nakiami/mellivora
NightShade https://github.com/UnrealAkama/NightShade
MCIR https://github.com/SpiderLabs/MCIR
Docker https://www.docker.com/
Vagrant https://www.vagrantup.com/
NETinVM http://informatica.uv.es/~carlos/docencia/netinvm/
SmartOS https://smartos.org/
SmartDataCenter https://github.com/joyent/sdc
vSphere Hypervisor https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/
GNS3 http://sourceforge.net/projects/gns-3/
OCCP https://opencyberchallenge.net/
XAMPP https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html
Miscellaneous
VulnVPN http://www.rebootuser.com/?page_id=1041
VulnVoIP http://www.rebootuser.com/?page_id=1041
Vulnserver http://www.thegreycorner.com/2010/12/introducing-vulnserver.html
NETinVM http://informatica.uv.es/~carlos/docencia/netinvm/
DVRF https://github.com/praetorian-inc/DVRF
HackSys Extreme Vulnerable Driver http://www.payatu.com/hacksys-extreme-vulnerable-driver/
VirtuaPlant https://github.com/jseidl/virtuaplant
Fosscomm https://github.com/nikosdano/fosscomm
Morning Catch http://blog.cobaltstrike.com/2014/08/06/introducing-morning-catch-a-phishing-paradise/
AWBO https://labs.snort.org/awbo/awbo.html

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Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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