Re: Security Penetration software (367 Views)
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Jorge Cocomess
Posts: 520
Registered: ‎12-06-2005
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Security Penetration software

Greetings,

Is there a free light version of security can penetration tests against your network and find security holes?

Thank you in advance.

Jorge
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Rasheed Tamton
Posts: 965
Registered: ‎05-18-2002
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Re: Security Penetration software

Hi Jorge,

Nessus is a good tool.

You can download and test it free.
http://www.nessus.org/

It will find the OS related vulnerablities as well as the network vulnerabilities.

They will update the baseline file with latest vulnerabilities very frequently and it is easy to use. It has lot of plugins also.


Regards,
Rasheed Tamton.

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Fred K. Abell Jr._1
Posts: 84
Registered: ‎07-23-2004
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Re: Security Penetration software

Jorge,

Yes, Nessus is a good scanner, but not for actual penetration. Are you scanning Microsoft or UNIX?

Cain and Abel are good to try against MS.

Use Metasploit against any vulnerabilities you find with Nessus.

Want to test web applications? Check out www.owasp.org.

Fred
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Fred K. Abell Jr._1
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Registered: ‎07-23-2004
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Re: Security Penetration software

And another one using python, fasttrack. It uses metasploit and other open source items. Read about it here:

http://www.securestate.com/Pages/Fast-Track.aspx

Fred
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