Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner For Linux is now available, now you get all of the functionality of Acunetix, with all of the dependability of Linux.
Following extensive customer research, it became clear to us that a number of customers and security community professionals preferred to run on Linux. Tech professionals have long chosen Linux for their servers and computers due to its robust security. However, in recent years, this open source operating system has become much more user-friendly. We are very proud to be one of the first commercial web vulnerability scanners to be released for Linux.
Nicholas Sciberras, CTO
Benefits of Running Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner For Linux OS
- Reliability and security: Linux is the operating system most often selected for servers that need close to 100% uptime. Using Linux increases the reliability needed for the thousands of operations required to scan a website.
- Cost-effectiveness: Acunetix customers can run the scanner in their own private cloud on either Amazon AWS, Digital Ocean or Google Cloud, for example.
- Performance: Linux requires less resources to run, resulting in extra resources to increase scanner performance.
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To get it up and running make sure you do:
apt-get install qt4-dev-tools
Running Gerix Wireless 802.11 Hacking Tool
$ python gerix.py
You can download Gerix here:
Or read more here.
Malcom is a Malware Communication Analyzer designed to analyze a system’s network communication using graphical representations of network traffic, and cross-reference them with known malware sources.
This comes handy when analyzing how certain malware species try to communicate with the outside world.
Malcom Malware Communication Analyzer Features
Malcom can help you:
- Detect central command and control (C&C) servers
- Understand peer-to-peer networks
- Observe DNS fast-flux infrastructures
- Quickly determine if a network artifact is ‘known-bad’
The aim of Malcom is to make malware analysis and intel gathering faster by providing a human-readable version of network traffic originating from a given host or network. Convert network traffic information to actionable intelligence faster.
Installing Malcom Malware Communication Analyzer
Malcom is written in Python. Provided you have the necessary libraries, you should be able to run it on any platform. It’s recommended to use Python virtual environments (
virtualenv) so as not to mess up your system libraries.
redis, and other dependencies:
sudo apt-get install build-essential git python-dev libevent-dev mongodb libxml2-dev libxslt-dev zlib1g-dev redis-server libffi-dev libssl-dev python-virtualenv
Environment for Malware Communication Analyzer
If you’re used to doing malware analysis, you probably already have tons of virtual machines running on a host OS. Just install Malcom on a new VM, and route your other VM’s connections through Malcom. Use
enable_routing.sh to activate routing / NATing on the VM Malcom is running on. You’ll need to add an extra network card to the guest OS.
As long as it’s getting layer-3 network data, Malcom can be deployed anywhere. Although it’s not recommended to use it on high-availability networks (it wasn’t designed to be fast), you can have it running at the end of your switch’s mirror port or on your gateway.
You can download Malcom here:
Or read more here.
WepAttack is a WLAN open source Linux WEP key hacking tool for breaking 802.11 WEP keys using a wordlist based dictionary attack.
This tool is based on an active dictionary attack that tests millions of words to find the right key. Only one packet is required to start an attack.
What is a WEP Key?
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security algorithm for IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. Introduced as part of the original 802.11 standard ratified in 1997, its intention was to provide data confidentiality comparable to that of a traditional wired network. WEP, recognizable by its key of 10 or 26 hexadecimal digits (40 or 104 bits), was at one time widely in use and was often the first security choice presented to users by router configuration tools.
It’s kinda old now, but you still find it used in situations where the equipment isn’t updated very often (old control systems, CCTV, old point of sale systems etc).
Using WepAttack WEP Key Hacking Tool
WepAttack needs a dumpfile for attacking networks. If the network data is captured by Kismet a dumpfile is generated automatically. This file is in format “Kismet-[date]-[no].dump“ and can be passed to WepAttack.
wepattack -f dumpfile [-m mode] [-w wordlist] [-n network]
-f dumpfile network dumpfile to read from
-m mode run WepAttack in different modes. If this option is empty, all modes are executed sequentially (default)
64 WEP 64, ASCII mapping
128 WEP128, ASCII mapping
n64 WEP64, KEYGEN function
n128 WEP128, KEYGEN function
-w wordlist wordlist to use, without any wordlist stdin is used
-n network network number, can be passed to attack only one network. Default is attacking all available networks (recommended)
Example on how to use WEP Hacking Tool
wepattack –f Kismet-Oct-21-2002-3.dump –w wordlist.txt
You can download WepAttack here:
Or read more here.
Eraser is a hard drive wiper for Windows which allows you to run a secure erase and completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is a Windows focused hard drive wiper and is currently supported under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server […]
Netsparker just published some anonymized Web Security Stats about the security vulnerabilities their online solution identified on their users’ web applications and web services during the last 3 years. Data-based stats like these, which are not based on surveys, can be pretty useful – at least to get a broad overview of what is going […]