Tools and Utilities Commonly Used to Hack Computer Systems
What Hackers Don't Want You To Know About The Tamper Data Firefox Add-on
Tamper Data might just be one of the best kept hacker secrets. Learn what this innocent-looking browser plug-in can do and why web application developers should worry.
BackTrack: The Hacker's Swiss Army Knife
BackTrack is a free security audit toolkit comprised of hundreds of open-source security tools used by both security professionals as well as hackers. Did I mention that it's free?
Rainbow Tables: Your Password's Worst Nightmare
Rainbow Tables may not sound like something sinister, but they are your password's worst nightmare. Rainbow Tables are yet another hacker tool in their ever growing arsenal. Don't let their cute name fool you, these things are scary.
Free Introduction to Security Tools Course
An email course to provide you with basic knowledge about network security tools and what applications such as packet sniffers and port scanners are used for.
Introduction to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
A brief article introducing the concept of intrusion detection, how it works and how you can use it to help secure and protect your network.
Introduction to Vulnerability Scanning
A brief introduction to vulnerability scanners and how you can use them effectively to detect and eliminate holes in your network before they are exploited by the bad guys.
Kids often develop a secret knock to get into the neighborhood clubhouse- two knocks, a long pause, 1 knock,a short pause and then 3 quick knocks- voila! You're in!! Network administrators and malware authors are now using a similar concept to open holes in the firewall and allow connections from remote devices outside of the firewall.
Useful security tools/utilities for System administrators
William Henderson has collected a number of useful tools for keeping a network secure. Note that this list is in no way exhaustive. Some of the tools are difficult to find, so you can download them right off this page.
Security Tools Software - KnowledgeStorm
Offers free research of security tools software. Find B2B security applications such as DbEncrypt, CyberCop Sting, and PortalXpert Security.
Securityware Computer Security Products
Manufacturer produces computer security devices. Providing PC security locks, laptop security tools, computer cable locks, lock downs, and more.
Software Magazine - Making Sense of Your Security Tools
Reviews e-Security's Open e-Security platform console and its ability to give users a visual system overview. Addresses breaches and alerts.