BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide. Posted on 15 September 2011.
Wireless technologies are inherently insecure and can be easily broken. BackTrack is a penetration testing and security auditing distribution that comes with a myriad of wireless networking tools used to simulate network attacks and detect security loopholes. Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide will teach you various wireless testing methodologies taught using live examples, which you will implement throughout this book. The engaging practical sessions very gradually grow in complexity giving you enough time to ramp up before you get to advanced wireless attacks. This book will take you through the basic concepts in wireless and creating a lab environment for your experiments to the business of different lab sessions in wireless security basics, slowly turn on the heat and move to more complicated scenarios, and finally end your journey by conducting bleeding edge wireless attacks in your lab.
Protect The Stuff - Why You Need Norton. A Handy Guide To Microsoft's Free Security Tools. Microsoft publishes a range of free security-related software.
One of the best-known is Security Essentials, the excellent antivirus/antimalware product which was recently updated to version 2.0. Many of the other products in the collection are aimed primarily at large business customers, and are not of general interest to anyone else. But of the handful of exceptions, MBSA has always stood out for me. MBSA is the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. It's a clever tool which analyzes your computer's contents and configuration, and provides relevant security advice in areas such as missing critical patches, user accounts that don't have passwords, and so on.
If you've never used MBSA before, it's worth a try. You'll find links to MBSA, as well as pointers to all of Microsoft's security tools, on the excellent web page at. Nmap - Free Security Scanner For Network Exploration & Security Audits. McAfee Downloads. GetSusp McAfee GetSusp is intended for users who suspect undetected malware on their computer.
RootkitRemover McAfee Rootkit Remover is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove complex rootkits and associated malware. Stinger McAfee Stinger detects and removes prevalent Fake Alert malware and threats identified in the "List Viruses" section of the Stinger application. Clipcaptcha Foundstone's clipcaptcha is an extensible and signature based CAPTCHA Provider impersonation tool. CredDigger v2.1 Foundstone CredDigger™ is a tool that attempts to gather data to assist with penetration testing on a corporate network. Fpipe v2.1 FPipe v2.1 - Port redirector. FSCrack v1.0.1 GUI for John the Ripper. iOSKeychain Analyzer Foundstone's iOSKeychain Analyzer is intended for mobile application security penetration testers to evaluate the security of an iOS application within the iOS simulator. Night Dragon Vulnerability Detection Tool Proxbrute v0.3 ProxBrute is a custom firmware written for the proxmark3.
Google Builds Developer Tool to Flag Web App Vulnerabilities. Google has released an experimental extension for its Chrome browser that developers can use to scan their Web applications and flag code that could make them vulnerable to malware attacks.
In addition to developers, DOM Snitch is also aimed at code testers and security researchers, the company said. The tool displays DOM (document object model) modifications in real time so developers don't have to pause the application to run a debugging tool, according to Google. The LiveCD List. Remove Spyware, Malware, Viruses Free. Do you think your PC has a virus?
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software. Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection. For real-time protection that helps to guard your home or small business PCs against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, download Microsoft Security Essentials. Genuine Windows customers get a complimentary subscription to Microsoft Security Essentials, the award-winning antivirus software that helps you protect your PC.
With Windows Live Family Safety, you can help keep your kids safer on the Internet with rules you personalize. How To Hide A File Inside Calculator [Security] Sometimes a person needs to hide an important file somewhere in order to protect it from unauthorized access.
Making it only hidden is not the best way to hide an important file since it can be accessed by using powerful 3rd party search tools. Why not hide the file inside a calculator? Safe Calculator does exactly that. It is a portable tool that is both a calculator and a secret safe. You can save only one file inside it, if you have multiple files, you can zip them and then save it inside the calculator. Update: This post is just for fun, it won’t really hide large files. Note: The default PIN is 123, but you can change it later by entering a new PIN. You do not need to install the tool, just extract the content in the zip file and run it. When you extract a file, it will be extracted in the same folder where the calculator is located. Advertisement. Running Snort Under Windows. Loras R.
Even Updated by Jim McMillan November 2009 Snort is an open source intrusion detection/prevention system created by Martin "Marty" Roesch, founder of Sourcefire. It is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and logging. It is the most widely used IDS/IPS system. It can monitor for, detect and respond to various attack strategies by using signature, protocol and anomaly-based inspection techniques.
Many security tools run primarily on Linux/Unix (*nix) platforms. To perform a basic install of Snort on a Windows system, Windows 7 Ultimate in this example, we will need to download a couple of programs. Tools Utilized For Our Installation Snort: Snort's official web site is: The site has links to the tools we will need to get snort up and running. WinPCap: WinPCap is a third party library that is REQUIRED by Snort. Installation on Windows 7 After you have downloaded the files referenced above, installation is pretty straightforward. Save this file and close Wordpad. Scapy.
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I wrote a complete chapter on Scapy Scapy trainings at CanSecWest, EuSecWest, PacSec. NEXT SESSION: CanSecWest march 7th and 8th, 2011 I can give trainings on many subjects (Scapy, networks, shellcoding, exploit writing, etc.). Contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org About Scapy What is Scapy Scapy is a powerful interactive packet manipulation program. What makes scapy different from most other networking tools First, with most other tools, you won't build someting the author did not imagine. Second, they usually confuse decoding and interpreting. Third, even programs which only decode do not give you all the information they received. Scapy tries to overcome those problems. In fact, it's like building a new tool each time, but instead of dealing with a hundred line C program, you only write 2 lines of Scapy. After a probe (scan, traceroute, etc.) Scapy Project Scapy < 2.x needs Python 2.4 or upcomming versions. Download Related projects Mailing-list.
Product Watch: New Tool Automatically Examines Suspicious Code In Memory. Website Security Check - Unmask Parasites. Security Research by Dan Rosenberg. Since the beginning of the media frenzy over CarrierIQ, I have repeatedly stated that based on my knowledge of the software, claims that keystrokes, SMS bodies, email bodies, and other data of this nature are being collected are erroneous.
I have also stated that to satisfy users, it’s important that there be increased visibility into what data is actually being collected on these devices. This post represents my findings on how CarrierIQ works, and what data it is capable of collecting. There has been a lot of misinformation about which parties are responsible for which aspects of data collection.
At a high level, CarrierIQ is a piece of software installed on phones that accepts pieces of information known as metrics. On receiving a submitted metric, CIQ evaluates whether that metric is “interesting” based on the current profile installed on the device. To get a complete picture of this, suppose a carrier decides it wants to know about dropped calls. 1. 1. Firewall_Browser_Annoucement-20100310.pdf (application/pdf Object) SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager (FSM) delivers the advanced firewall management capabilities required by today’s ever-evolving security and compliance mandates and increasingly complex rulesets.
Remember, security and compliance are not one-time projects, but ongoing processes that must be maintained, which is why having the right management tool is vital! With FSM, you get an all-in-one tool to simplify firewall configuration, change management, and troubleshooting—all with an intuitive, point-and-click interface. You can discover high-risk firewalls in minutes, isolate dangerous rules and security gaps, and remediate threats to ensure the safety of your network’s valuable resources. FSM Highlights:Automate security audits and compliance checksAnalyze and optimize complex firewall configurationsExpose hidden network vulnerabilitiesClean up redundant, conflicting, and unused rulesModel rule change impact without touching production Don’t take chances with your network’s security! Windows XP - Netstat. Repair Tool of the Week: Add Remove Programs Cleaner. Occasionally an application cannot be removed by using “Add/Remove Programs” under the control panel and you have to delete it manually.
However, sometimes the entry for the application still remains in the installed programs list even though the program is no longer on your computer. This is where Add Remove Programs Cleaner comes in. Add / Remove Programs Cleaner is a standalone freeware application designed to help you clean up remaining/unused entries in “Add / Remove Programs” under control panel.
Screenshots: Downloads: Download from Official Site – 937kb. CurrPorts Freeware download and reviews from SnapFiles. CIRT.net. Google Hands Out Web Security Scanner. Burp Suite. Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire testing process, from initial mapping and analysis of an application's attack surface, through to finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities. Burp gives you full control, letting you combine advanced manual techniques with state-of-the-art automation, to make your work faster, more effective, and more fun. Burp Suite contains the following key components: Burp is easy to use and intuitive, allowing new users to begin working right away. Burp is also highly configurable, and contains numerous powerful features to assist the most experienced testers with their work.
Screenshots - click to enlarge. Psad - Intrusion Detection with iptables, iptables Log Analysis, iptables Policy Analysis. Psad: Intrusion Detection and Log Analysis with iptables psad is a collection of three lightweight system daemons (two main daemons and one helper daemon) that run on Linux machines and analyze iptables log messages to detect port scans and other suspicious traffic.
A typical deployment is to run psad on the iptables firewall where it has the fastest access to log data. psad incorporates many signatures from the Snort intrusion detection system to detect probes for various backdoor programs (e.g. EvilFTP, GirlFriend, SubSeven), DDoS tools (mstream, shaft), and advanced port scans (FIN, NULL, XMAS) which are easily leveraged against a machine via nmap.
When combined with fwsnort and the Netfilter string match extension, psad is capable of detecting many attacks described in the Snort rule set that involve application layer data. For the second example, psad interfaces with Gnuplot to produce a graph of the number of TCP SYN packets to destination ports per hour. History.
Five Best Malware Removal Tools. @gapo: I disagree. Many infections are pretty minor and can be easily removed with these tools with no damage afterwards. I mean, yeah, for some, that is the best option, but no need to just do that all the time. Extra work for nothing. @gapo: Or you could make an image with norton ghost or a similar program, and then no reinstall's needed, you can reset your system in 5 minutes. @CameoMyles: I've gotta go with Combofix too. Side note: Avira Antivir has the best free real-time protection. @ga @SmitaPidgeot: Good analogy. Typical Linux, Unix, BSD, and even Mac OSX distributions are quite hostile to most malware threats.
Using Windows is kinda like painting a few rooms in your house with peanut butter and maple syrup. Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller. To know what can threat your data you should know what malicious programs (Malware) exist and how they function. Malware can be subdivided in the following types: Viruses: programs that infect other programs by adding to them a virus code to get access at an infected file start-up.
This simple definition discovers the main action of a virus – infection. The spreading speed of viruses is lower than that of worms. Worms: this type of Malware uses network resources for spreading. Worms intrude your computer, calculate network addresses of other computers and send to these addresses its copies. Spyware: software that allows to collect data about a specific user or organization, who are not aware of it. Trace user's actions on computer Collect information about hard drive contents; it often means scanning some folders and system registry to make a list of software installed on the computer.
Collecting information is not the main function of these programs, they also threat security. Offers a free tool that completely removes the Conficker/Downadup worm from home and business networks. Md5.rednoize.com - reverse engineer md5 hashes - powered by rednoize.com. Metasploit Unleashed By Offensive Security. Various tools. QFX Software - Anti-Keylogging Software and More. Product Watch: New Tool Automatically Examines Suspicious Code In Memory. Sophos offering free data-loss prevention software. Dvdisaster. Website Security Check - Unmask Parasites.
BackTrack Linux - Penetration Testing Distribution. Kaminsky Issues Developer Tool To Kill Injection Bugs. Anti Rootkit Software - Helios. What Is My IP Address - Shows Your IP Address.