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Today am going to Introduce you to Vulnerability finders. So What is Vulnerability ? Vulnerability is a loophole or a bug, which occurs due to update or an Error in the system, by using a Vulnerability a hacker can get into the system and steal whatever data he/she is required and also deface the system. Every operating system or the services will have some vulnerabilities due to the programming errors. These vulnerabilities are crucial for a successful hack.
There are a number of vulnerability finders available to scan the host for known vulnerabilities. These vulnerability finders are very important for a network administrator to audit the network security.
Nmap (Network Mapper) is a free open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine against single hosts. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services, those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. Nmap runs on most types of computers and both console and graphical versions are available. Nmap is free and open source.
A very versatile tool.
Nmap Download – https://nmap.org/download.html
Recently went closed, but is still essentially free. Works with a client-server framework.
Nessus is the worlds most popular vulnerability scanner used in over 75,000 organizations world-wide. Many of the worlds largest organizations are realizing significant cost savings by using Nessus to audit business-critical enterprise devices and applications.
Get Nessus Here – http://www.nessus.org/download/
Nikto is an Open Source (GPL) web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 3200 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, versions on over 625 servers, and version specific problems on over 230 servers. Scan items and plugins are frequently updated and can be automatically updated.
Nikto is a good CGI scanner, there are some other tools that go well with Nikto (focus on http fingerprinting or Google hacking/info gathering etc).
Get Nikto Here – http://www.cirt.net/code/nikto.shtml
Powerful TCP port scanner, pinger, resolver. SuperScan 4 is an update of the highly popular Windows port scanning tool, SuperScan.
If you need an alternative for nmap on Windows with a decent interface, I suggest you check this out, it’s pretty nice.
Get SuperScan Here – https://www.mcafee.com/in/downloads/free-tools/superscan.aspx
5. #Wireshark (Formely Ethereal)
Wireshark is a GTK+-based network protocol analyzer, or sniffer, that lets you capture and interactively browse the contents of network frames. The goal of the project is to create a commercial-quality analyzer for Unix and to give Wireshark features that are missing from closed-source sniffers.
Works great on both Linux and Windows (with a GUI), easy to use and can reconstruct TCP/IP Streams! Will do a tutorial on Wireshark later.
Get Wireshark Here – http://www.wireshark.org/
Yea its not a Vulnerability finder.
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. Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and DOS. Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.
An excellent tool for keeping your data really safe, if you’ve deleted it..make sure it’s really gone, you don’t want it hanging around to bite you in the a*s.
Get Eraser Here – http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/download.php
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