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Security tools both offensive and defensive in nature.

Guide to Nessus 4 on Ubuntu 9.04

This guide is the first in a 3 part series. Part 1 is the Installation of Nessus 4 on the Jaunty Jackalope - Ubuntu 9.04. Part 2 covers the installation of OpenVas 2 on Ubuntu 9.04 and Part 3 will be a comparison between the two vulnerability scanners. A full review with scan results from […]
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Open Source Technology

Our scanning platform here at HackerTarget.com is comprised of a number of geographically diverse hosts at world class Data Centers in Europe and the USA. Depending on our current load and scanner requirements we have the capability of using our high end Dell Poweredge Dedicated server or one of a handful of VPS servers. The […]
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rkhunter & chkrootkit: wise crackers only

A good summary of the two top root kit hunters for linux hosts. Rkhunter and chkrootkit are tools to check for signs of a rootkit. They will inspect the system they’re running on and report anomalies either through the shell or via email. Although an attacker able to install a rootkit is likely also able […]
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Automated Web Application Scanners

I stumbled across some interesting reading around open source vs commercial and the future of web application scanning. From the Watchfire blog there is a good discussion with an interesting post and some good comments. A near perfect web application security site testing tool is a difficult thing to achieve, I liken it to the […]
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Nessus Scanning – Command Line

Now that we have outlined the basics of the command line nmap scan (remember that when it comes to security tools the gui is for chumps) I will now go on and build on that knowledge with some Nessus command line ninja moves. Firstly you need to install your Nessus Server onto your linux box. […]
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