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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer – Free Windows Tool

Recently we mentioned MSAT – Microsoft Security Assessment Tool and I recalled another tool which came out originally years and years ago and I’ve personally found useful in a few situations. It’s good when you’re working on a Domain/Group Policy and you want to lock down one machine nice and tight, it can give some […]

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Microsoft Security Assessment Tool – Free for Windows

The Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) is a free tool designed to help organizations like yours assess weaknesses in your current IT security environment, reveal a prioritized list of issues, and help provide specific guidance to minimize those risks. MSAT is an easy, cost-effective way to begin strengthening the security of your computing environment and […]

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Symantec to Buy MessageLabs (Email Spam and Web Traffic Filter)

Some interesting security industry news, it seems like Symantec is really setting itself up to be the Microsoft of the security world. They are buying up anything and everything and merging it into the Symantec borg…things that are successful of course. Their latest acquisition is the popular MessageLabs, a good example of both cloud computing […]

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fwknop – Port Knocking Tool with Single Packet Authorization

Port Knocking came about in around 2003, but it has various weaknesses. There are plenty of implentations though (some quite advanced). Most of the problems are fixed however by fwknop! fwknop stands for the “FireWall KNock OPerator”, and implements an authorization scheme called Single Packet Authorization (SPA). This method of authorization is based around a […]

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psad – Intrusion Detection and Log Analysis with iptables

psad is a collection of three lightweight system daemons (two main daemons and one helper daemon) that run on Linux machines and analyze iptables log messages to detect port scans and other suspicious traffic. A typical deployment is to run psad on the iptables firewall where it has the fastest access to log data. psad […]

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MoocherHunter – Detect & Track Rogue Wifi Users

MoocherHunter™ is a mobile tracking software tool for the real-time on-the-fly geo-location of wireless moochers and hackers. It’s included as part of the OSWA Assistant LiveCD we mentioned quite recently.’ I wanted to mention this tool separately as I think it’s very cool! MoocherHunter™ identifies the location of an 802.11-based wireless moocher or hacker by […]

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Lynis – Security & System Auditing Tool for UNIX/Linux

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 is a tool that might be useful for both penetration testers performing white box tests and system admins […]

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Which Browser Users Are More Secure?

Some new statistics just came out regarding Browser Security, this is more in terms of which users are most likely to apply patches and be using the most secure version. I would have thought Firefox would have been pretty high since the newer series prompt automatically new patches. My only guess is a lot of […]

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NDR or Backscatter Spam – How Non Delivery Reports Become a Nuisance

You might remember a while ago we mentioned MP3 spam, which in October last year was the latest evolution in spam. Currently there is a new type annoying mail-server owners the world over, it’s known as NDR or Backscatter Spam and involved NDRs or Non Delivery Reports (those emails you get when you send a […]

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ArpON – ARP Handler Detect and Block ARP Poisoning/Spoofing

ArpON (Arp handler inspectiON) is a portable handler daemon with some nice tools to handle all ARP aspects. It has a lot of features and it makes ARP a bit safer. This is possible using two kinds of anti Arp Poisoning tecniques, the first is based on SARPI or “Static ARP Inspection”, the second on […]

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