Tag: software

Cryptography, General, Security Software

TrueCrypt | Disk Encryption

TrueCrypt is an open-source and cross-platform disk encryption software. It works on Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is also available as stand alone executable. It establishes and maintains an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, …

Distributions, Frameworks, Penetration Testing

BackTrack Alternative and Similar Software

BLACKBUNTU – Penetration Testing distribution Blackbuntu is distribution for penetration testing which was specially designed for security training students and practitioners of information security. Download GnackTrack – Penetration Testing Distro for Gnome Fans GnackTrack is an open and free project to merge penetration testing tools and the linux Gnome desktop. GnackTrack is a Live (and …

Microsoft Windows

Monitor the changes made to OS by the installation of new software

Attack Surface Analyzer takes a snapshot of your system state before and after the installation of product(s) and displays the changes to a number of key elements of the Windows attack surface. Allows: – Developers to view changes in the attack surface resulting from the introduction of their code on to the Windows platform – …

Malware

Computer virus and other malware in simple words

A computer virus is a computer program, malicious software, that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. Viruses can increase their chances of spreading to other computers by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is accessed by other computers. Malware also includes  computer worms, Trojan horses, rootkits, …

Security Software

Top 5 Most Popular Free Security Software

1. AVG ANTI-VIRUS FREE EDITION 2012 AVG free edition protects against viruses and spyware and is compatible with Windows XP, VIsta and 7. 2. AVAST Free Antivirus 6 Avast free edition provides great protection against viruses and spyware and is compatible with Windows XP, VIsta and 7. 3. Avira Free Antivirus Avira free edition protects …

NMAP

Identifying the version number of running services

If you wish to identify the software Version (-sV flag) of services running on machine’s open ports, just provide the -sV flag to nmap. Type the command: nmap -sV x.x.x.x where x.x.x.x is the ip address that you wish to scan.   You will get an answer similar to this: Starting Nmap 5.21 ( http://nmap.org …