Top 15 Security/Hacking Tools & Utilities 1. Nmap I think everyone has heard of this one, recently evolved into the 4.x series. Scanning the Internet with Nmap (Defcon 16) Tutorial Scanning The Internet With Nmap (Defcon 16) Description: How would you like to scan millions of hosts on the Internet and catalog all the interesting insights? This is exactly what Fyodor, the author of Nmap or Network Mapper did last summer. Thankfully, he then went on to share his finding with the community at Defcon 16 in his talk titled "Nmap: Scanning the Internet".
(IN)SECURE Magazine ISSUE 41 (February 2014) Cloud security & Big Data Cloud insecurity? Zenmap - Official cross-platform Nmap Security Scanner GUI Zenmap is the official Nmap Security Scanner GUI. It is a multi-platform (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BSD, etc.) free and open source application which aims to make Nmap easy for beginners to use while providing advanced features for experienced Nmap users. Frequently used scans can be saved as profiles to make them easy to run repeatedly. A command creator allows interactive creation of Nmap command lines. Scan results can be saved and viewed later. Digital footprint Digital footprint refers to the traces of data that are left behind by users on digital services.  There are two main classifications for digital footprints: passive and active. A passive digital footprint is created when data is collected about an action without any client activation, whereas active digital footprints are created when personal data is released deliberately by a user for the purpose of sharing information about oneself. Passive digital footprints can be stored in many ways depending on the situation.
How to Pod Slurp ***Disclaimer***The following is for informational purposes only, I take no responsibility for what you do with this knowledge. I can not be held responsible for any property, emotional, or any other kind of damages caused by this technique. I believe it would be safe to assume that this is illegal and could get you into some trouble.You've been warned. :-) For this DIY, you will need some kind of mass storage device, whether it be a Digital memory card, Thumbdrive, Ipod, Cellphone, etc., some kind of text program to make Batch files/Visual Basic scripts, and one or more PCs loaded with Windows to test on.
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Network Monitor Experts are tools that can be run directly from the Network Monitor Application. They provide external analysis of live or previously captured network traffic. These experts can help troubleshoot specific problems or provide more information to help you narrow down an issue. The following site has a list of the currently available experts and is where you are directed when you select "Download Experts" from the Expert Menu in the Network Monitor application.
The Cuckoo's Egg (book) Summary Clifford Stoll (the author) managed some computers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. One day, in August 1986, his supervisor (Dave Cleveland) asked him to resolve a USD$0.75 accounting error in the computer usage accounts. He traced the error to an unauthorized user who had apparently used up 9 seconds of computer time and not paid for it, and eventually realized that the unauthorized user was a hacker who had acquired root access to the LBL system by exploiting a vulnerability in the movemail function of the original GNU Emacs. Over the next ten months, Stoll spent a great deal of time and effort tracing the hacker's origin.
Tomato Firmware Tomato is a small, lean and simple replacement firmware for Linksys' WRT54G/GL/GS, Buffalo WHR-G54S/WHR-HP-G54 and other Broadcom-based routers. It features a new easy to use GUI, a new bandwidth usage monitor, more advanced QOS and access restrictions, enables new wireless features such as WDS and wireless client modes, raises the limits on maximum connections for P2P, allows you to run your custom scripts or telnet/ssh in and do all sorts of things like re-program the SES/AOSS button, adds wireless site survey to see your wifi neighbors, and more. Screenshots This firmware is provided as-is without any warranty. I will NOT be responsible for damages that occur due to the use of this firmware.