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  • B

    Blowfish

    Blowfish is an encryption algorithm that can be used as a replacement for the DES or IDEA algorithms.

  • G

    Google hacking (Google scanning or Engine hacking)

    Google hacking is the use of a search engine, such as Google, to locate a security vulnerability on the Internet...

  • K

    Kermit

    Kermit is a popular file transfer and management protocol and suite of communications software programs with advantages over existing Internet protocols such as File Transfer Protocol and Telnet.

  • O

    Open Source Hardening Project

    The Open Source Hardening Project is an initiative of the United States Department of Homeland Security, created to improve the security of open source code. Because the infrastructure of the Internet, financial institutions and many other critcal systems in the U.S. run on open source software, the security of these applications is crucial... (Continued)

  • OpenAppID

    OpenAppID is an application-layer network security plugin for the open source intrusion detection system Snort.

  • S

    SnortSnarf

    SnortSnarf is a program that was designed for use with Snort, a security program used mainly with Linux networks. SnortSnarf converts the data from Snort into Web pages. It was written in Perl by Jim Hoagland of Silicon Defense. Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system (NIDS) that monitors network traffic in real time, scrutinizing each packet closely to detect dangerous payloads or suspicious anomalies.

  • T

    TrueCrypt

    TrueCrypt is a cross-platform open source program for file and full disk encryption (FDE).

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