Archive | Countermeasures

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18 April 2015 | 2,096 views

EvilAP Defender – Detect Evil Twin Attacks

EvilAP_Defender is an application that helps wireless network administrators to discover and prevent Evil Access Points (AP) from attacking wireless users. The application can be run in regular intervals to protect your wireless network and detect Evil Twin attacks. By configuring the tool you can get notifications sent to your email whenever an evil access […]

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16 April 2015 | 1,326 views

Google Chrome 42 Stomps A LOT Of Bugs & Disables Java By Default

Ah finally, the end of NPAPI is coming – a relic from the Netscape era the Netscape Plugin API causes a lot of instability in Chrome and security issues. It means Java is now disabled by default along with other NPAPI based plugins in Google Chrome 42. Chrome will be removing support for NPAPI totally […]

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24 February 2015 | 3,856 views

VScan – Open Source Vulnerability Management System

VScan is an open source Vulnerability Management System designed to make it easier for an organization to track vulnerability resolution and ensure anything found in their infrastructure is fixed. VScan was created as after a vulnerability assessment it can sometimes be difficult to track the implementation of a security improvement program, so this tool can […]

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12 February 2015 | 1,563 views

Facebook Launches ThreatExchange – Security Clearinghouse API

So Facebook has launched ThreatExchange, a social network for information security intelligence and cyberthreat sharing, how apt. They have signed up some fairly heavyweight partners from the get go with Bitly, Dropbox, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Yahoo! being involved initially. With those kind of names, it’s a sure bet more people will jump on the […]

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19 December 2014 | 2,478 views

Acunetix OVS Review (Online Vulnerability Scanner)

Introduction It’s been a while since we’ve looked at any Acunetix products in depth, they’ve always had a solid Web Vulnerability Scanner as we found in our reviews of Acunetix WVS 6 and Acunetix WVS 7. Version 9.5 of the Web Vulnerability Scanner was released earlier this year and late last year Acunetix also announced […]

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29 November 2014 | 3,965 views

isowall – Completely Isolate A Device From The Local Network

Isowall is a mini-firewall that allows you to completely isolate a device from the local network. This is for allowing infected machines Internet access, but without endangering the local network. Building This project depends upon libpcap, and of course a C compiler. On Debian, the following should work:

This will put the binary isowall […]

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14 October 2014 | 1,188 views

ThreadFix – Vulnerability Aggregation & Management System

ThreadFix is a software vulnerability aggregation and management system that reduces the time it takes to fix software vulnerabilities. ThreadFix imports the results from dynamic, static and manual testing to provide a centralized view of software security defects across development teams and applications. The system allows companies to correlate testing results and streamline software remediation […]

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16 September 2014 | 7,496 views

StegExpose – Steganalysis Tool For Detecting Steganography In Images

StegExpose is a steganalysis tool specialized in detecting steganography in lossless images such as PNG and BMP (LSB – least significant bit type). It has a command line interface and is designed to analyse images in bulk while providing reporting capabilities and customization which is comprehensible for non forensic experts. Steganography is the art or […]

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27 August 2014 | 1,298 views

Twitter Patents Technique To Detect Mobile Malware

So it was discovered that Twitter has been granted a patent which covers detection of mobile malware on websites to protect its user base. The patent was filed back in 2012, but well – as we know these things take time. The method is something like the technology Google uses in Chrome to warn you […]

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18 August 2014 | 4,449 views

Passera – Generate A Unique Strong Password For Every Website

We’ve discussed password storage/generation solutions quite often, especially in the news stories about hacks and plain text password leaks, here’s a tool for the more paranoid who don’t want to store their passwords locally or in the cloud. Passera is a simple tool written in Go that allows users to generate a unique strong password […]

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