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The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) – Computer Based Social Engineering Tools

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) is specifically designed to perform advanced attacks against the human element. SET was designed to be released with the http://www.social-engineer.org launch and has quickly became a standard tool in a penetration testers arsenal. SET was written by David Kennedy (ReL1K) and with a lot of help from the community it has […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Social Engineering

eLearnSecurity – Online Penetration Testing Training

Introduction If you are in the information security industry, or plan to be you’ve probably been looking at the various infosec certifications available. Back when I started there really wasn’t anything available, there were no infosec degrees and no professional certs. Only later some high level ones came from SANS, then more jumped on the […]

Topic: Advertorial, Hacking News

Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Assessment

There seems to be a certain amount of confusion within the security industry about the difference between Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment, they are often classified as the same thing when in fact they are not. I know Penetration Testing sounds a lot more exciting, but most people actually want a VA not a pentest, […]

Topic: Hacking News

Should Social Engineering be a part of Penetration Testing?

This is actually a very interesting debate. Just to introduce if you don’t know.. What is Penetration Testing A penetration test is a method of evaluating the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack by a malicious cracker. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any weaknesses, technical […]

Topic: Social Engineering

Nmap 4.01 Released – New Features

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine against single hosts. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking, Security Software

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