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GFI LANguard 9 Review – Network Security Scanner & Vulnerability Management Tool

GFI LANguard is a product that has been around for a LONG time, I remember using it way back at version 3 or 4 and it was always my choice of platform if I was auditing a Windows based network. Especially internal Windows LAN setups with a domain, for Linux I always felt there were […]

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Multiple Bugs In Anti-Virus Software Revealed

A spate of bugs have popped up recently in quite a few of the major anti-virus brands, some are old bugs which have just been made public and some are apparently new bugs – just discovered. Nothing too serious it seems (no remote takeover vulnerabilities) mostly just crashes and annoyances. Included are Symantec’s Norton Anti-virus, […]

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Lynis 1.2.6 Released – UNIX System & Security Auditing Tool

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This software aims in assisting automated auditing, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix based systems. It […]

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Microsoft Puts Hold on Forefront Security Product Range

Microsoft is in the news again, but this time for holding back on something security related. It seems like they want to have some extra time for development, and well perhaps some business related factors come into play too. A lot of Windows networks use ISA (as it used to be called) – in the […]

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How to Scan for Conficker Worm

A bit of an update to the conficker worm that is supposedly scheduled for new updates and instructions today wednesday 1st. April 2009 and that nobody except for the bad guys knows what those instructions would be. Fyodor has rolled out a new nmap beta release to the nmap scripting engine that enables it to […]

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Microsoft Open Source Security Tool – !exploitable Crash Analyzer

Finally Microsoft is doing something proactive and perhaps even slightly ahead of the game, a real game-change for the security community. They have released a new AND open-source tool to make debugging easier, it gives developers a lot of help during the release cycle to build more secure software. Mostly because it takes the legwork […]

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DShield Web Honeypot Project – Alpha Version Released

For those of you who are not familiar with DShield (where have you been? under a rock?) it’s a Cooperative Network Security Community. Basically what that means is they collect firewall logs and map out the trends. Like when there was a worm going around that bruteforced SSH2 you could see a spike in port […]

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FlowMatrix – Free Network Behavior Analysis System

FlowMatrix is Network Anomaly Detection and Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) System, which in fully automatic mode constantly monitors your network using NetFlow records from your routers and other network devices in order to identify relevant anomalous security and network events. In addition, the new release of FlowMatrix, (ver.0.9.62 and later) supports Network Applications Behavior Analysis. […]

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Independent Web Vulnerability Scanner Comparison – Acunetix WVS, IBM Rational AppScan & HP WebInspect

I saw a relevant paper published today by an individual that claims the comparison was ordered by a penetration testing company (a company which remains unnamed). The vendors were not contacted during or after the evaluation. Testing Procedure The author tested 13 web applications (some of them containing a lot of vulnerabilities), 3 demo applications […]

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OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Testing Guide v3 Released

This project’s goal is to create a “best practices” web application penetration testing framework which users can implement in their own organizations and a “low level” web application penetration testing guide that describes how to find certain issues. Version 3 of the Testing Guide was released in last month in December 2008, the project was […]

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