Tag Archives: Security Tools

Eraser

Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is currently supported under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008… Read More »

Tools – WebScareb and Penetration Testing

Source: OWASP Welcome to the WebScarab (Next Generation) Project WebScarab NG is a robust tool that assists the user in penetration test. This is a complete rewrite of the old WebScarab application, with a special focus on making the application more user-friendly. WebScarab-NG is a complete rewrite of the old WebScarab application, with a special focus on making… Read More »

A Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services

Source: OWASP We have re-written Guide from the ground up, dealing with all forms of web application security issues, from old hoary chestnuts such as SQL injection, through modern concerns such as phishing, credit card handling, session fixation, cross-site request forgeries, and compliance and privacy issues. In Guide 2.0, you will find details on securing most forms of… Read More »

Rootkits

Source: Microsoft RootkitRevealer What is a Rootkit? The term rootkit is used to describe the mechanisms and techniques whereby malware, including viruses, spyware, and trojans, attempt to hide their presence from spyware blockers, antivirus, and system management utilities. There are several rootkit classifications depending on whether the malware survives reboot and whether it executes in user mode or kernel… Read More »

Use Profiling to Improve Snort Performance

Source: WAZI Open Source Articles Snort, the open source intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS), can be a fabulous tool to protect your network from attack – if it’s set up correctly. If it’s not, it can cause network traffic and performance problems. Here’s a rundown of how to use Snort’s built-in profiling tools to tune your setup… Read More »