Archive | October, 2009


15 October 2009 | 9,999 views

Deep Packet Inspection Engine Goes Open Source

This is great news, especially for open source tool developers. Deep packet inspection is an extremely niche area and requires great expertise (and a lot of R&D of course). I hope a new project can spawn from this, it has many interesting applications. I think it’d be a good addition to Wireshark and IDS projects […]

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14 October 2009 | 10,101 views

VIPER Lab’s VAST Live Distro – VoIP Security Testing LiveCD

VAST is a VIPER Lab live distribution that contains VIPER developed tools such as UCsniff, VoipHopper, Videojak, videosnarf, ACE, Warvox, and more. Along with VIPER tools and other essential VoIP security tools, it also contains tools penetration testers utilize such as Metasploit, Nmap, Netcat, Hydra, Hping2 etc. This distribution is a work in progress. If […]

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13 October 2009 | 9,459 views

UK Government To Launch ‘Hack Idol’

Now this should be interesting, perhaps they should turn it into a hacking based reality TV show? From the description though it looks more centered around defense than offense and perhaps should be called ‘System Administrator Idol’. Not quite so catchy though is it. Well at least they doing something to try and nurture talent […]

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09 October 2009 | 30,234 views

Nat Probe – NAT Detection Tool

This little, but very useful program, try to sends ICMP packet out the LAN, and detect all the host that allow it. Whit this you can find bugs in your (company?) network ( or others), for example hosts that allow p2p connections. Explanation When we use a Gateway, we send the packets with IP destination […]

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07 October 2009 | 40,664 views

AVG Stepping Up Consumer Anti-Virus Offerings

AVG used to be THE anti-virus software a few years ago, especially with it being the first major vendor offering a free solution for home users. If you asked any techie back in 2002 which AV should you use, the answer would invariably be AVG free (or perhaps Panda). After that AVG just got bloated, […]

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06 October 2009 | 26,353 views

Samhain v.2.5.9c – Open Source Host-Based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

We’ve only mentioned one HIDS before, that was OSSEC HIDS, so I thought I’d do some updates on the others. Samhain has always been one of my favourites, before that of course I was using Tripwire like everyone else. The Samhain open source host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) provides file integrity checking and logfile monitoring/analysis, […]

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01 October 2009 | 49,494 views

No Emergency Patch For Latest Windows Exploit

Another reason for Windows users to hate the Microsoft Patch Tuesday policy, The exploit isn’t 100% reliable but it’s still fairly significant in my eyes as it is a critical vulnerability and can be used for code execution. Vista isn’t the most popular OS still so perhaps Microsoft don’t the threat being that wide as […]

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