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View Poll Results: Security App of the Year
nmap 236 31.68%
snort 44 5.91%
Nessus 44 5.91%
chkrootkit 53 7.11%
Tripwire 22 2.95%
tcpdump 20 2.68%
kismet 16 2.15%
fwBuilder 7 0.94%
ClamAv 112 15.03%
Firestarter 94 12.62%
Bastille 11 1.48%
SELinux 86 11.54%
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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Security App of the Year


Yes, we know many of these apps are not directly comparable. The real question should be, which one does its job the best.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:02 AM   #2
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shorewall?
guarddog?
 
Old 01-29-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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nmap is awesome. Second choice would be rkhunter.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 12:47 AM   #4
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They are so different. Can't compare them, so I'll of course vote for nmap. Clamav and firestarter would by my other choices.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 08:08 AM   #5
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Snort logs are my lifesaver
 
Old 01-30-2006, 10:34 AM   #6
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Oh, this is too difficult. There's so many worthy contenders. I would have liked to have seen metasploit listed as well.

I think I'm gonna have to have a beer whilst I think about this some more.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 11:29 AM   #7
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Where's the option for AppArmor?
 
Old 01-30-2006, 12:40 PM   #8
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For a home user on one box the one I can't do without is firestarter.
Who needs anti-virus on linux?
 
Old 01-30-2006, 12:44 PM   #9
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Firestarter...nmap...nessus..ethereal...snort......are there non exclusive radio buttons around
 
Old 01-30-2006, 02:00 PM   #10
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Firestarter, shorewall, guarddog ... they're all just a frontend to
a piece of kernel functionality; none of them are security apps in
their own right. Personally I highly value nmap, always good to
a) know your attackers and b) let them know they're being watched ;}
 
Old 01-30-2006, 03:01 PM   #11
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ClamAV is the one
 
Old 01-30-2006, 10:10 PM   #12
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Firestarter. But I find AppArmour should have been there.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 11:44 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anticapitalista
Who needs anti-virus on linux?
Anyone who has:

- apache with SSL enabled
- Samba shares
- email services

Remember: while an Apache exploit really isn't a *nix vulnerability, strictly speaking (it's an app, not an OS), there are exploits in certain versions of Apache and ClamAV comes with signatures to identify the slapper variants which compile on Linux.

Likewise, if you share out files via samba (or NFS) with Windows machines, you want to scan those shares so that you don't end up being a handy storage place for viruses.

Lastly, you don't want to forward virus attachments to others, right? The viruses may not run on your machine (not even under wine!) but they can be a nuisance to others.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:00 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KimVette
Anyone who has:

- apache with SSL enabled
- Samba shares
- email services

Remember: while an Apache exploit really isn't a *nix vulnerability, strictly speaking (it's an app, not an OS), there are exploits in certain versions of Apache and ClamAV comes with signatures to identify the slapper variants which compile on Linux.

Likewise, if you share out files via samba (or NFS) with Windows machines, you want to scan those shares so that you don't end up being a handy storage place for viruses.

Lastly, you don't want to forward virus attachments to others, right? The viruses may not run on your machine (not even under wine!) but they can be a nuisance to others.
I don't use apache, samba and I never forward emails.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 10:12 AM   #15
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I like ettercap to scan for hosts on the network..
 
  


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