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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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X-Scan by XFocus – Basic Free Network Vulnerability Scanner

X-Scan is a general scanner for scanning network vulnerabilities for specific IP address range or stand-alone computer by multi-threading method, plug-ins are supported. This is an old tool (last update in 2005), but some people still find it useful and there are certain situations where it can be useful (especially in those jurassic companies using […]

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OpenVAS – Open Vulnerability Assessment System (Nessus is Back!)

As you all probably known since version 3 Nessus turned to a proprietary model and started charging for the latest plugins locking most of us out. Now we finally have a new, properly organised forked development with the name of OpenVAS – at last a decent and free Vulnerability Scanner! OpenVAS stands for Open Vulnerability […]

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Nessconnect 1.0.1 Released – GUI, CLI & API Client for Nessus

Nessconnect is an open-source software package that can connect to a Nessus or Nessus compatible server and provides an advanced graphical user interface. It also provides a command line interface, and an application programming interface in Java. Users can create custom scan profiles, generate extensive reports, and perform differential scans and analysis. Nessconnect was previously […]

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Installing Nessus on Debian-based OSs like Ubuntu

With this simple tutorial I will explain how to install Nessus client (nessus) and Nessus Daemon (nessusd) and properly register it, so you don’t end up with the limitations of a non-registered version of the vulnerability scanner. Installing: I personally use apt-, however, you may choose any other package manager. apt-get install nessus nessusd -y […]

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Inprotect 0.22.5 Released – Web Interface for Nessus & Nmap

A new revision of Inprotect has just been released, 0.22.5 in order to fix bugs and implement feature requests submitted by the development team and users. Existing users are recommended to upgrade. Inprotect is a web interface for Nessus and Nmap security scanners, released under GNU/GPL license. This version has the following enhancements: Improved and […]

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Impressive Open Source Intrusion Prevention – HLBR

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 […]

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