In this high level comparison of Nessus, Nexpose and OpenVAS I have made no attempt to do a detailed metric based analysis. The primary reason for this is that it would be time consuming and difficult to get a conclusive result. This is due to the large differences in not only detection but also categorization […]
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A couple of wordpress security assessment tools have popped up over the past couple of months, this has to be a good thing with the number of WordPress installations sky-rocketing. First of course there is the HackerTarget.com scan, externally facing and coming in at a fairly high level. The system downloads some of your pages, […]
As highlighted over on the backtrack site. It appears the NSA are one of the users of the excellent security testing Linux Distribution that is Back Track. That is almost as cool as Nmap being used in the Matrix. The National Security Agency and the Central Security Service tested the five U.S. service academies during […]
Recently I stumbled acorss Snorby, an excellent easy to use implementation of Snort. It is a new web interface for Snort that is very pretty, but also simple. An excellent introduction to Intrusion Detection Systems, that is not going to scare anyone away. Now how to I get hold of this I hear you cry…. […]
A new year, and new updates. We have rolled out the latest version of Nmap to all our scan servers. Happy scanning in 2010. Latest version includes performance improvements, new OS finger printing and a new traceroute engine.
Nmap has a multitude of options and when you first start playing with this excellent tool it can be a bit daunting. So here is a quick start guide. Start by heading over to the download page, here you can get the latest release (5.00) of the Linux version or the nmap windows version. Install […]