Insecure.org’s 2006 Top 100 Security Tools List Released

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    • #500
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Below is the announcement from insecure.org’s head honcho, Fyodor:

      After the tremendously successful 2000 and 2003 top security tools surveys, we are pleased to release our 2006 results at a brand new site: SecTools.Org. A record 3,243 Nmap users responded this year. Notable trends since 2003 include the rise in exploitation frameworks such as Metasploit, Impact, and Canvas; the increased popularity of wireless tools such as Kismet and Aircrack. 44 tools are new to the list. Security practitioners are encouraged to read the list and investigate tools they aren’t familiar with. You may find the little gem that you never knew you needed.

      http://www.sectools.org

      Don

    • #9555
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      With the attention that tools get on this site, I thought I’d bring this site back up to the top. Great reference, highly recommended.

      Feel free to start your own posts on tools from this list along with your experience and feedback.

      Don

    • #9556
      Negrita
      Participant

      Why don’t you just sticky the thread or make it an announcment?

    • #9557
      Anonymous
      Participant

        I consider this list as a must read and every security professional really should at the very least be aware of these tools. Interesting that netcat is rated #4 on the list.

    • #9558
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Good suggestion. It’s now a sticky!

      Don

    • #9559
      Dr.Sneak
      Participant

      Yes it will definitely push the site to [glow=red,2,300]popularity[/glow] peak….
      Many of the Tools, the site recommends, could be found in the Backtrack 3 beta… yet waiting for the Final version to be released.

      Its awesom that the Backtrack guys are continously putting things together

    • #9560
      Anonymous
      Participant

      or you could install them yourself and  learn something

    • #9561
      Clay Briggs
      Participant

      On the issue of tools, I notice that Nessus is #1 now… and is no longer free.  I was wondering what the current fav for non-pay to play was for vuln scanner.  I was looking at a nessus 2.2 fork named Open VAS that looked decent, but has anyone had any real world experience with it?  Or does anyone have any suggestions of other options?

    • #9562
      oneeyedcarmen
      Participant

      Hehe…I was about to feel all important like I had a contribution when I read the first 2 sentences of your post, g00d_4sh, by telling you about OpenVAS…then I read more  :-

      There’s actually a write-up on it (kind of) over on Darknet, and I’m waiting to hear some more feedback on it.

    • #9563
      Clay Briggs
      Participant

      Yeah, I read that write up myself.  I have been perusing the papers on the project, and downloaded all the files which I will be installing on my debian server at home tonight to dork around with.  I just haven’t heard a lot about any other really viable options yet though personally.

    • #9564
      shednik
      Participant

      Always a great list to keep checking  ;D

    • #9565
      bery
      Participant

      useful info, thanks

    • #9566
      hadariss
      Participant

      by far the best websites i have ever seen. all tools consolidated in one location.. thanks dude  ;D

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