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Testing Heartbleed with the Nmap NSE script

Everywhere is buzzing with news of the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL. If you are living under a rock and have missed it just turn on the mainstream news. Not that you will get much detail there… this is a quick tutorial to show you how to test for the vulnerability using a handy Nmap NSE […]

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Nessus, OpenVAS and Nexpose VS Metasploitable

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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Security Testing WordPress

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, […]

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BackTrack used by the NSA

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 […]

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Metasploit vs Snort as Snorby

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…. […]

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Nmap 5.21 released and rolled out

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.

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Nmap Cheatsheet – a quick reference guide

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 […]

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