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DShield Web Honeypot Project – Alpha Version Released

For those of you who are not familiar with DShield (where have you been? under a rock?) it’s a Cooperative Network Security Community. Basically what that means is they collect firewall logs and map out the trends. Like when there was a worm going around that bruteforced SSH2 you could see a spike in port […]

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FlowMatrix – Free Network Behavior Analysis System

FlowMatrix is Network Anomaly Detection and Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) System, which in fully automatic mode constantly monitors your network using NetFlow records from your routers and other network devices in order to identify relevant anomalous security and network events. In addition, the new release of FlowMatrix, (ver.0.9.62 and later) supports Network Applications Behavior Analysis. […]

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dradis v2.0 Released – Open Source Security Reporting Tool

This is more of a tool for the information security professional amongst us, those working in a team carrying out web application audits, penetration tests and vulnerability assessments. It’s useful for a team to use a tool like dradis so everyone is on the same page and the progress and segregation of responsibility can easily […]

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Independent Web Vulnerability Scanner Comparison – Acunetix WVS, IBM Rational AppScan & HP WebInspect

I saw a relevant paper published today by an individual that claims the comparison was ordered by a penetration testing company (a company which remains unnamed). The vendors were not contacted during or after the evaluation. Testing Procedure The author tested 13 web applications (some of them containing a lot of vulnerabilities), 3 demo applications […]

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Time and Attack Mapper AKA TA-Mapper – Time/Effort Estimator Tool For Blackbox Security Assessment

Time and Attack Mapper (alternatively known as TA-Mapper) is an effort estimator tool for blackbox security assessment (or Penetration Testing) of applications. This tool provides more accurate estimation when compared to rough estimation. Penetration testers who always has hard time explaining/justifying the efforts charged (or quoted) to their customers can find this tool handy by […]

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Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 1.0

To continue with some software targeted towards security and self-protection after posting about Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) we continue with one more – Secunia Personal Software Inspector. We did write about this software way back when Secunia first came out with their Secunia Software Inspector. There’s now 3 […]

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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer – Free Windows Tool

Recently we mentioned MSAT – Microsoft Security Assessment Tool and I recalled another tool which came out originally years and years ago and I’ve personally found useful in a few situations. It’s good when you’re working on a Domain/Group Policy and you want to lock down one machine nice and tight, it can give some […]

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Microsoft Security Assessment Tool – Free for Windows

The Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) is a free tool designed to help organizations like yours assess weaknesses in your current IT security environment, reveal a prioritized list of issues, and help provide specific guidance to minimize those risks. MSAT is an easy, cost-effective way to begin strengthening the security of your computing environment and […]

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Maltego – Forensics and Intelligence Application & Information Gathering Tool

Maltego is an open source intelligence and forensics application. It allows for the mining and gathering of information as well as the representation of this information in a meaningful way. Coupled with its graphing libraries, Maltego, allows you to identify key relationships between information and identify previously unknown relationships between them. It is a must-have […]

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fwknop – Port Knocking Tool with Single Packet Authorization

Port Knocking came about in around 2003, but it has various weaknesses. There are plenty of implentations though (some quite advanced). Most of the problems are fixed however by fwknop! fwknop stands for the “FireWall KNock OPerator”, and implements an authorization scheme called Single Packet Authorization (SPA). This method of authorization is based around a […]

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