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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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 [...]
The Suricata Engine is an Open Source Next Generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention Engine. This engine is not intended to just replace or emulate the existing tools in the industry, but will bring new ideas and technologies to the field. Basically it’s a is a multi-threaded intrusion detection/prevention engine engine available from the Open Information [...]
Hackers are switching targets now, companies are getting too hard to break into due to the availability of decently configured perimeter kit like firewalls and IDS. Plus the information they do get if they manage to break in is often worthless commercially and really not worth the effort. So instead, they target the end user, [...]
It’s good to see work on open source tools in the countermeasure department aswell as the attack and penetration arena. It’s a shame since Snort and Nessus have gone semi-commercial. I hope more people invest their time in good IDS, Firewall and IPS systems, I love things like IPCop and hope to see more products [...]
Another good tool updated! TCPReplay suite 3.0.beta10 has been released. For those that don’t know Tcpreplay is a suite of BSD licensed tools written by Aaron Turner for *NIX operating systems which gives you the ability to use previously captured traffic in libpcap format to test a variety of network devices. It allows you to [...]
What? New vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer? You can hack Internet Exploder Explorer? Never! 3Com Corp’s TippingPoint division has discovered and disclosed two critical new vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer through 3Com’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). The vulnerabilities could have allowed an attacker to gain control of a PC if the user was logged in with [...]