Tag Archive | "fingerprinting"


23 July 2014 | 3,749 views

Clear Your Cookies? You Can’t Escape Canvas Fingerprinting

So tracking is getting even trickier, it seems canvas fingerprinting would work in any browser that supports HTML5 and is pretty hard to stop as a user, as it’s a basic feature (a website instructing your browser to draw an image using canvas). And it turns out, every single browser will draw the image slightly [...]

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22 May 2012 | 5,772 views

Nmap 6 Released For Download – Free Network Discovery & Security Auditing Tool

It’s been a while since the last major release of Nmap, the last time we reported on it was when Nmap v5.20 was Released (February 2010). The latest major version has just been released, version 6 – and is now available for download! For the two people on the planet who don’t know – Nmap [...]

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02 February 2010 | 8,257 views

Nmap v5.20 Released – Open Source Network Exploration & Auditing Tool

Nmap is of course of the most famous port scanners and hacking tools of all time, the last stable release was back in July 2009. For those that may not know, Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although [...]

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18 January 2010 | 8,738 views

Microsoft SQL Server Fingerprint Tool – BETA4

This is a tool that performs version fingerprinting on Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008, using well known techniques based on several public tools that identifies the SQL Version. The strength of this tool is that it uses probabilistic algorithm to identify the version of the Microsoft SQL Server. The “Microsoft SQL Server Fingerprint [...]

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11 January 2010 | 6,367 views

WAFP – Web Application Finger Printing Tool

How it works? WAFP fetches the files given by the Finger Prints from a webserver and checks if the checksums of those files are matching to the given checksums from the Finger Prints. This way it is able to detect the detailed version and even the build number of a Web Application. In detail? A [...]

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13 October 2008 | 13,838 views

p0f – Advanced Passive OS Fingerprinting Tool

Ah can’t believe I haven’t posted about this one before, one of my favourite tools! It was a big breakthrough to have a passive OS-fingerprinting tool after relying on Nmap and Xprobe2 for the longest time. OS fingerprinting is a very important part of a pen-test during the information gathering stage. P0f v2 is a [...]

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23 May 2008 | 6,860 views

thc-Amap – Application Protocol Detection & Fingerprinting

thc-Amap (Application MAPper) is another excellent tool more towards banner grabbing and protocol detection than OS-fingerprinting. But from the services running on a machine you can get a good idea of the OS and the purpose of the server. Amap is a next-generation scanning tool for pentesters. It attempts to identify applications even if they [...]

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16 May 2008 | 12,007 views

Xprobe2 – Active OS Fingerprinting Tool

Sometimes I wonder to myself have I mentioned a certain tool on the site, usually one of my favourites…often I search the site to find I have never posted about it. It just goes to show how we often overlook some of the more ‘obvious’ choices, and to many people they may not be that [...]

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14 May 2008 | 7,233 views

browserrecon – Passive Browser Fingerprinting

Most of todays tools for fingerprinting are focusing on server-side services. Well-known and widely-accepted implementations of such utilities are available for http web services, smtp mail server, ftp servers and even telnet daemons. Of course, many attack scenarios are focusing on server-side attacks. Client-based attacks, especially targeting web clients, are becoming more and more popular. [...]

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03 April 2008 | 6,082 views

Biometric Keylogger Can Grab Fingerprints

Well this is quite scary as biometrics are touted as the ultimate in security and two factor authentication with biometrics is about as ‘heavy’ as most places get. The fact that the biometric data can be ‘sniffed’ reconstructed and re-used…is worrying to say the least. Do any of you have biometric measures in your workplace? [...]

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