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  • Sourcefire acquires open source ClamAV

    Sourcefire, maker of the popular Snort open source IDS tool, has acquired ClamAV, an open source email gateway scanning tool. 

  • Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery

    In this Chapter 21 excerpt from "Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery," authors Michael Sutton, Adam Greene, and Pedram Amini examine SPIKE, one of the most popular and widely used fuzzing frameworks. 

  • Immunity releases new exploit-writing tool

    Pen testing company Immunity says its Debugger tool offers researchers a new way to write exploits, analyze malware and reverse engineer binary files. 

  • Buy vs. build: Choosing an enterprise intrusion detection system

    When it comes to intrusion detection systems, should you buy or build? In this Q&A, network security expert Mike Chapple explains when an enterprise should use a commercially supported product. 

  • Closing the case on network firewall security with IPCop

    With new threats constantly evolving, the basic network firewall is in dire need of a serious makeover. But finding a firewall that includes a plethora of security features without breaking the budget isn't always easy. In this tip, contributor Scott... 

  • Eliminating the threat of spam email attacks

    Spam emails cluttering your inbox aren't just a minor inconvenience; these annoying messages can infect your systems with harmful code, viruses and Trojans. Contributor Scott Sidel examines SpamAssassin, an open source software tool designed to keep ... 

  • Is a merger or acquisition in Sourcefire's future?

    It's been a busy year for Sourcefire Inc. founder and Chief Technology Officer Martin Roesch, creator of the widely popular Snort open source IDS tool. In November he announced that Sourcefire had filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissio... 

  • Security Wire Weekly -- May 30, 2007

    Snort creator and Sourcefire founder Marty Roesch talks about last year's failed Check Point acquisition and his decision to take Sourcefire public. Also, a summary of this week's news. 

  • What challenges arise when designing a logging mechanism for peer-to-peer networks?

    In this Q&A, identity management and access control expert Joel Dubin discusses how to track a peer-to-peer network by using open source security tools. 

  • Sourcefire, Nmap deal to open vulnerability scanning

    Sourcefire and have inked an agreement to develop open source vulnerability scanning tools based on Insecure's Nmap scripting engine.