Essential Information Security Tools

Software companies reap the most benefits from the rise of automated ethical hacking tools and penetration testing utilities, giving them more ways to increase system security every day.

Automated tools are changing the way hacking is evolving, making ethical penetration testing easier, faster and more reliable than ever. Penetration testing and reporting activities now play a crucial role in the process of identifying security flaws in remote or local software enabling company owners to quickly prevent vulnerabilities from running wild all over the Internet.

Most infosec forensics investigators walk a fine line. They must adhere to specific institutional processes, which, in many cases, are state and federal requirements. But they must also use a certain amount of pragmatism since no two investigations are exactly alike.

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Detect malicious traffic with MalTrail in Linux

Maltrail is a malicious traffic detection system, utilizing publicly available (black)lists containing malicious and/or generally suspicious trails, along with static trails compiled from various AV reports and custom user defined lists, where trail can be anything from domain name, URL, IP address or HTTP User-Agent header value (e.g. sqlmap for automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool). Also, it uses (optional) advanced heuristic mechanisms that can help in discovery of unknown threats (e.g. new malware).
Features

  • Uses multiple public blacklists (alientvault, autoshun, badips, sblam etc)
  • Has extensive static trails for identification (domain names, URLs, IPaddresses or User-Agent values)
  • Optional heuristic mechanisms for detection of unknown threats
  • Based on Traffic -> Sensor <-> Server <-> Client Architecture
  • Web reporting interface

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Smart TV remote take-over

1 Install TakeTV DLNA/UPnP devices such as smart TVs are known to have no security at all. Now you can discover these devices and take control of them using your terminal thanks to TakeTV! Install it; clone its repository first: git clone https://github.com/SvelizDonoso/taketv.git. Then install its dependencies: sudo apt-get/dnf install youtube-dl. 2 Discover exposed devices … Read more Smart TV remote take-over