All of us know about Snort, the open-source, free and lightweight network intrusion detection system (NIDS) software for Linux & Windows to detect emerging threats. Also, all of us know that if you want to install Snort, Barnyard2 & PulledPork on a lot of machines, it get’s a lot more time consuming and well monotonous. This is where Snorter comes in the picture.
Fresh off the GitHub repository – Leviathan, an open source, wide-range security audit toolkit that helps you with service discovery, brute force, SQL injection detection and running custom exploit. One of the guys behind this project is Utku Sen. If you remember he was the one who wrote open source ransomware – EDA2 and Hidden Tear.
Kali Linux really needs no introduction today. It is the de-facto open source, Debian-based operating system for penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, digital forensics and wireless assessments. It is one of those operating systems that I see being actively developed and has a huge and helpful community. This post talks about the improvements and new tool additions in the latest open source Kali Linux 2017.1 Rolling release.
All of us know that a typical penetration testing engagement begins with reconnaissance (run nmap, etc.), testing for services & their default passwords then moving onto launching common exploits (Metasploit, etc.), getting access and then lateral movement. This is okay on small networks, but tends to be slow on large networks. Fortunately, we have APT2 to help us!