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Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by jd2kuk » Sun May 25, 2008 3:29 pm

The title pretty much says it all: what security applications/tools could you not conduct your life without having? This could be from any category- IDS, anti-virus, vunerability scanners- anything.

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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by muto » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:06 pm

Backtrack.
If I'm stuck on Windows, Wireshark, Cain, and Firefox.

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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by cheesepuff » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:15 pm

AVG better than norton.

And spybot
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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by jd2kuk » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:39 am

muto wrote:Backtrack.
If I'm stuck on Windows, Wireshark, Cain, and Firefox.
Aye, totally agree about backtrack!

I actually have a virtual version of backtrack that runs within windows, so that I can get access to all the good tools whilst I'm doing other stuff
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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by muto » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:22 pm

What, a Backtrack install inside a VM, or cygwin'd versions of the tools? If it's a VM, then that's nice, but you won't always have access to it. The Astalavista security DVD (v5) is a nice collection of mostly Windows stuff, which could probably work as a replacement for Backtrack.

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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by jd2kuk » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:02 pm

It's a VM. ;)

And that sounds interesting...
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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by muto » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:36 pm

Yeah, it has something like 2.5k tools/exploits on it. Was very hard to get hold of though, but it's probably got to the public warez sites by now. Give it a try.

Another tool for the list is perl. Sometimes, there isn't something out there for exactly what you need, and if you ca just quickly throw together a script for it, it can be a godsend. Especially useful when dealing with web based stuff.

Hackbar (FF extention) is also very useful.

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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by jd2kuk » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:29 pm

I may have to take a look at that then... ;)

Aye, I know of quite a few tools which run under perl too, like nikto (although I do have wikto, which doesn't require perl...)
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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by phiber » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:45 pm

nmap anyone?
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Re: Security programs/tools you couldn't live without

Post by muto » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:34 pm

nmap goes without saying :)

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