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

This topic contains 12 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  hadariss 8 years, 2 months ago.

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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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