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ModSecurity – Open Source Web Application Firewall

ModSecurity is an open source web application firewall (WAF) module that is cross platform capable. Known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of WAFs, it enables web application defenders to gain visibility into HTTP(S) traffic and provides a power rules language and API to implement advanced protections. ModSecurity is a toolkit for real-time web application monitoring, […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Security Software

ZMap – Fast Open-Source Network Scanner

ZMap is a fast open-source network scanner designed for Internet-wide network surveys. On a typical desktop computer with a gigabit Ethernet connection, ZMap is capable scanning the entire public IPv4 address space in under 45 minutes. While previous network tools have been designed to scan small network segments, ZMap is specifically architected to scan the […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking

Hcon Security Testing Framework (HconSTF) v0.4 – Fire Base

HconSTF is an Open Source Penetration Testing Framework based on different browser technologies, Which helps any security professional to assists in the Penetration testing or vulnerability scanning assessment. It contains webtools which are capable of carrying out XSS attacks, SQL Injection, siXSS, CSRF, Trace XSS, RFI, LFI, etc. It could prove useful to anybody interested […]

Topic: Hacking Tools

Suricata – Open Source Next Generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention Engine

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 […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Networking Hacking, Security Software

Deep Packet Inspection Engine Goes Open Source

This is great news, especially for open source tool developers. Deep packet inspection is an extremely niche area and requires great expertise (and a lot of R&D of course). I hope a new project can spawn from this, it has many interesting applications. I think it’d be a good addition to Wireshark and IDS projects […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Forensics, Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking, Security Software

Samhain v.2.5.9c – Open Source Host-Based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

We’ve only mentioned one HIDS before, that was OSSEC HIDS, so I thought I’d do some updates on the others. Samhain has always been one of my favourites, before that of course I was using Tripwire like everyone else. The Samhain open source host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) provides file integrity checking and logfile monitoring/analysis, […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Security Software

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