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Old 05-01-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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Testing a security setup

I have just set up a firewall on my machine, and I was wondering if there was a program out there that can probe my machine for any vulnerabilities. It doesn't have to be something that detects everything and anything, but something that detects most vulnerabilities and/or the most common ones. Thanks in advance.
Old 05-01-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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Go to Gibson Research and try Sheilds Up! This runs from their server.

You can install Nessus and get a much more comprehensive report.

You can always post your IP and I'm sure someone will test your firewall for you! Just kidding.
Old 05-02-2004, 12:33 PM   #3
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Ah, thanks. They were quite helpful in testing my setup.
Old 05-04-2004, 04:54 PM   #4
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Originally posted by TheOther1

You can always post your IP and I'm sure someone will test your firewall for you! Just kidding.
this is true


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