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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 02-16-2006, 12:44 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by glebovitz
While all of these apps serve different purposes, SELinux has done the most for me. Labeling and kernel based policy enforcement does a great job of partitioning security. I got tired of running "jails" for each service.
I agree, and I dont consider SELinux an app. Its by far the most complex technology on the list which enhances the kernel to a higher security level. Check the "Orange Book", SELinux (Mandatory Access Control level) makes Linux (if well configured) far more secure than any other Windows (Discretionary Access Control) or even UNix.
Old 02-16-2006, 03:55 PM   #32
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Zinzinnati, OH
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I'd probably vote 8.333% for each if I can.
Old 02-16-2006, 08:29 PM   #33
Registered: Jan 2005
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Distribution: debian stable
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Talking Where's guardog ?

I can see firestarter in the list but my security app of the year is guardog far more logical for me to use and configure.

Chalk one vote up for Guardog for me
Old 02-21-2006, 10:51 PM   #34
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Firehol is missing again? And what about ettercap?
Old 02-24-2006, 03:23 AM   #35
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more on Great tool to stop the brute force SSH attacks.
Old 02-24-2006, 11:54 AM   #36
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Watching it snow in bush Alaska
Distribution: *ubuntu, Smoothwall, WinXP Pro
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Shorewall on the desktop. Easy to config and modify. Just works.

I know these aren't strictly apps but I feel much better with a dedicated Smoothwall or IPCop machine running!
Old 02-25-2006, 01:43 PM   #37
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Registered: Dec 2005
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I had to do a search. Certainly Ethereal had to be in here somewhere.

Like the Crescent Wrench for debugging net issues. Handy for so many things, but in the wrong hands...
Old 02-27-2006, 02:45 AM   #38
Registered: Oct 2003
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Distribution: Linux Mint
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Can we add Shorewall (Shoreline Firewall) to the list?
Old 02-28-2006, 10:37 AM   #39
Registered: Aug 2003
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Rep: Reputation: 15 Damn radio button!!!

Old 02-28-2006, 03:45 PM   #40
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Shorewall with webmin.
Old 02-28-2006, 11:22 PM   #41
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I must say IPCop is badly broken / sucks. Back orifice, trace route and many other things slip past. Port scans are never logged. I can not say enoff bad things about this firewall. Run firestarter or any other firewall behind IPCop to see just how bad it is.
Old 03-01-2006, 12:08 AM   #42
Registered: Nov 2005
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Which version of IPcop (i guess were, now, lol) running?

edit: Sorry to get off topic, ppl. Just curious.
Old 03-01-2006, 01:03 AM   #43
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I was using 1.4.10. I just rolled my own firewall.
To get back on topic firestarter or snortsam must be the best of the year.


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