Tag Archive | "Countermeasures"


10 July 2013 | 6,929 views

Smooth-Sec – IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System) In A Box

We haven’t written about Smooth-Sec for a while since we first heard about it at v1 in March 2011. For those who are not familiar, Smooth-Sec is a fully-ready IDS & IPS (Intrusion Detection & Prevention System) Linux distribution based on Debian 7 (wheezy), available for 32 and 64 bit architecture. The distribution includes the [...]

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31 May 2012 | 1,062 views

Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review

Introduction I do examine Security Software now and then to see what’s going on, if there are any new developments and what the state of affairs is when it comes to consumer grade Antivirus and Firewall software. Countermeasures are useful, especially when it comes to less tech savvy users (which we may happen to live [...]

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05 May 2011 | 8,303 views

ArpON v2.2 Released – Tool To Detect & Block ARP Spoofing

ArpON (ARP handler inspection) is a portable handler daemon that make ARP secure in order to avoid the Man In The Middle (MITM) through ARP Spoofing/Poisoning attacks. It detects and blocks also derived attacks by it for more complex attacks, as: DHCP Spoofing, DNS Spoofing, WEB Spoofing, Session Hijacking and SSL/TLS Hijacking & co attacks. [...]

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22 March 2011 | 10,035 views

Smooth-Sec – All In One Pre-Configured IDS/IPS System

Smooth-Sec is a ready to-go IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System) Linux distribution based on the multi threaded Suricata IDS/IPS engine and Snorby, the top notch web application for network security monitoring. Smooth-Sec is built on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using the TurnKey Core base as development platform. Functionality is the key point that allows a user to [...]

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15 July 2010 | 6,134 views

Sunbelt Software Bought By GFI For An Undisclosed Sum

Looks like this is the way business is heading, especially in the software sector. As led by the giants Microsoft, acquisition is the way to get new and innovative software without having to produce it yourself! Sunbelt Blog is one of the few we actually link to in the sidebar and also read regularly. They [...]

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03 June 2010 | 8,622 views

sectool – Security Audit Tool & IDS

sectool is a security tool that can be used both as a security audit as well as a part of an intrusion detection system. It consists of set of tests, library and textual/graphical frontend. Tests are sorted into groups and security levels. Administrators can run selected tests, groups or whole security levels. Security Levels Naive [...]

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26 March 2010 | 8,282 views

Flint – Web-based Firewall Rule Scanner

Flint examines firewalls, quickly computes the effect of all the configuration rules, and then spots problems so you can: CLEAN UP RUSTY CONFIGURATIONS that are crudded up with rules that can’t match traffic. ERADICATE LATENT SECURITY PROBLEMS lurking in overly-permissive rules SANITY CHECK CHANGES to see if new rules create problems. Flint is absolutely free. [...]

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10 February 2010 | 8,235 views

GreenSQL – Open Source Database Firewall Software

GreenSQL is an Open Source database firewall used to protect databases from SQL injection attacks. GreenSQL works as a proxy for SQL commands and has built in support for MySQL & PostgreSQL . The logic is based on evaluation of SQL commands using a risk scoring matrix as well as blocking known db administrative commands [...]

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14 December 2009 | 6,782 views

Microsoft CAT.NET v1.1.1.9 – Binary Code Analysis Tool .NET

CAT.NET is a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection. CAT.NET is a snap-in to the Visual Studio IDE that helps you identify security flaws within a managed code (C#, Visual [...]

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07 October 2009 | 40,655 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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