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View Poll Results: Network Security Application of the Year
Nmap Security Scanner 43 22.28%
Wireshark 47 24.35%
snort 5 2.59%
Nessus 3 1.55%
OpenVAS 5 2.59%
ClamAV 25 12.95%
tcpdump 12 6.22%
kismet 2 1.04%
fwBuilder 0 0%
Firestarter 17 8.81%
dsniff 1 0.52%
Guarddog 3 1.55%
psad 0 0%
p0f 0 0%
fail2ban 11 5.70%
Metasploit 6 3.11%
aircrack-ng 4 2.07%
Bro IDS 1 0.52%
Shorewall 8 4.15%
Nikto 0 0%
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:33 AM   #16
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Correction - They are more than just scanners. You can do a lot more with them, but they are just publicly known as scanners.
Of course they are, nevertheless, I think that more than one tool deserve a credit here.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 03:58 AM   #17
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Correction - They are more than just scanners. You can do a lot more with them, but they are just publicly known as scanners.
Indeed, but they're still not preventative tools.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 04:20 AM   #18
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Indeed, but they're still not preventative tools.
I never said that.....
 
Old 01-18-2012, 04:08 AM   #19
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I never said that.....
I never said you did. I was making the point that your pedanticism doesn't affect my original argument.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 10:39 AM   #20
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I never said you did. I was making the point that your pedanticism doesn't affect my original argument.
I'm not arguing in the first place. And quite frankly, I don't even know what "pedanticism" means.... So technically, how do you know I'm doing that? (Not sure if that's even the right way to say it... LOL)
 
Old 01-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #21
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I'm not arguing in the first place.
I never even suggested you were.

This is the 2nd time you've been defensive over an accusation that was never made.

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And quite frankly, I don't even know what "pedanticism" means.... So technically, how do you know I'm doing that?
Perhaps because I do know what it means

Taken from Google define:
A pedant is a person who is overly concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of their learning.

You were pedantic over my broad use of the term "scanners". Thus I was simply saying that you were correct in your point (re some are more than just scanners), but that it was also an irrelevant point when weighed up against the context of my original post (ie making the distinction between investigatory vs preventative solutions)

Essentially I'm just saying "Your point is true but irellevent"

Last edited by LauMars; 01-18-2012 at 11:33 AM.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #22
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I never even suggested you were.

This is the 2nd time you've been defensive over an accusation that was never made.


Perhaps because I do know what it means

Taken from Google define:
A pedant is a person who is overly concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of their learning.

You were pedantic over my broad use of the term "scanners". Thus I was simply saying that you were correct in your point (re some are more than just scanners), but that it was also an irrelevant point when weighed up against the context of my original post (ie making the distinction between investigatory vs preventative solutions)

Essentially I'm just saying "Your point is true but irellevent"
Honestly, I wasn't being defensive at all, man. Didn't you notice the "LOL" above? :P

And my bad, it just came off wrong.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 01-23-2012, 03:16 AM   #23
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Honestly, I wasn't being defensive at all, man. Didn't you notice the "LOL" above? :P

And my bad, it just came off wrong.

Cheers,

Josh
hahaha Sorry mate
 
Old 01-23-2012, 07:15 AM   #24
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Don't be sorry! Being sorry for yourself is a form of weakness. Well, to me it is anyway. It's just how you come off. Remember though, you can't express emotion over text, let-a-lone a forum. But it's all good though, man!
 
Old 01-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #25
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Wireshark

My vote went to Wireshark this year.
 
Old 01-31-2012, 10:35 PM   #26
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there might be other options to above listed or multiple used
and some are of different type like Intrusion detection, or scanner (nessus) or prevention

I use multiple simultaneously like apache mod_security2 + snort + nessus network scans " ClamAV + iptables + fail2ban
 
Old 02-01-2012, 01:42 AM   #27
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Question Blocklist Manager, or Privacy Guard (for) Linux?

I would have put one of these two, but there's no option for them! :-( Nmap is pretty good, though.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:44 AM   #28
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Network Security

NMAP, Wireshark
 
Old 02-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #29
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nmap
 
Old 02-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #30
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1、appscan
2、hp webinject
3、wvs

three in one,powerfull!!
 
  


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