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Archives of Tools

Security tools both offensive and defensive in nature.

Nmap Cheat Sheet

Nmap Target Selection Scan a single IP nmap 192.168.1.1 Scan a host nmap www.testhostname.com Scan a range of IPs nmap 192.168.1.1-20 Scan a subnet nmap 192.168.1.0/24 Scan targets from a text file nmap -iL list-of-ips.txt These are all default scans, which will scan 1000 TCP ports. Host discovery will take place. Nmap Port Selection Scan […]
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Maltego – Open Source Intelligence Gathering

A powerful new tool is about to go into a new release. Maltego makes the collection of open source intelligence about a target organisation a simple matter. DNS queries, document collection, email addresses, whois, search engine interrogation and a wide range of other collection methods allows a Penetration Tester or vulnerability assessment to quickly gather […]
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DirBuster – Brute force a web server for interesting things

You would be surprised at what people leave unprotected on a web server. DirBuster is a java application that will brute force web directories and filenames on a web server / virtual host. This can often reveal unprotected web applications, scripts, old configuration files and many other interesting things that should not be available to […]
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rkhunter – add another layer to your security

Rkhunter is an easy to use tool that keeps an eye on your systems files for rootkits and a few other oddities that may indicate an attacker has taken over your system. It can be also used if your system has been hacked and you wish to inspect the damage - keep in mind that […]
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Guide to OpenVPN on Ubuntu 904 Jaunty Jackalope

If you want a simple VPN this is a quick and easy guide for OpenVPN on Ubuntu that will get you up and running with minimal configs. Note that with some persistance this is not hard to do and opens up a world of possibilities. Eg, Full encrypted access from remote locations to your home […]
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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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