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Re: Think Like a Hacker - The Best Scanning Tools
Posted by: Tiernan Ray 2003-11-26 09:38:27
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In the world of computer security break-ins, the focus has shifted from alleged hacker masterminds to enterprise shortfalls -- unpatched software, poorly secured firewalls and weak computer passwords. However, vulnerability assessment tools are educating IT admins about how to close holes in networks before a hacker even finds them, let alone plans an attack. With estimates claiming that up to 90 percent of breaches can be avoided, such tools might represent a CIO's best chance to assess the level of security in his or her enterprise and determine how to improve it.

Re: Think Like a Hacker - The Best Scanning Tools
Posted by: billyhax0r 2003-12-11 11:34:54 In reply to: Tiernan Ray
Hmm, I'm surprised there was no mention of Nessus found at www.nessus.org. This is one of my all-time favorite Vulnerability Assessment tools because the price is right *FREE* and although it requires linux for the backend server there is a windows client side for specifying what to scan for.
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