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What’s New in Nmap 6

Nmap is Hollywood’s most famous “hacking” tool that has featured on numerous blockbusters. It was originally written to find hosts in a network thus creating a map of the network. Nmap does this…

Security Assessment Tools

Top 10 Security Assessment Tools

Modern data centres deploy firewalls and managed networking components, but still feel insecure because of crackers. Hence, there is a crucial need for tools that accurately assess network vulnerability. This article brings you…

IPsec VPN Penetration Testing

IPsec VPN Penetration Testing with BackTrack Tools

This article outlines the value of penetration-testing VPN gateways for known vulnerabilities and also shows you how to prevent a breach into the internal network. IPsec is the most commonly used technology for…

A Recap

Advanced Nmap: A Recap

This final article in the series consolidates information from the previous articles, looks at NMap’s future possibilities, and at the new tools from the development team. Beginning its life as a simple port-scanner,…

Nmap scripts

Advanced Nmap: NMap Script Scanning

In previous articles, we have studied NMap in great detail, including live scanning a firewall and verifying the recommendations. Now, it’s time to study NMap script scanning. Nmap.org describes the Scripting Engine (NSE)…

Verify firewall security

Advanced Nmap: Scanning Firewalls Continued

The previous article detailed methods to scan an IPCop-based firewall in a test environment. The scan output revealed several open ports, which could lead to various vulnerabilities. Based on the scan results, several…

Firewall Scan

Advanced Nmap: Scanning Firewalls

After four articles on Nmap [1, 2, 3 & 4], which explained a number of command-line options for scan technique specification, target specification, port specifications, host discovery, evasion techniques, etc, it is time…

Scan time!

Advanced Nmap: FIN Scan & OS Detection

Nmap is a fantastic tool, and I just can’t refrain from praising it, every time I use it. The earlier articles in this series have detailed many important Nmap scan types. Let us…

Nmap Scanning Techniques

Advanced Nmap: Scanning Techniques Continued

The earlier articles on Nmap had covered the basic features, the working of the TCP 3-way handshake, and some important scan types, along with their practical use. The third article in this series…

Advanced Nmap

Advanced NMap: Some Scan Types

A broad overview and the basic features of NMap have been covered in an earlier article in this series of articles on Nmap. In this article, we discuss in detail various NMap scan…

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