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  • Google Code Search -- Finding security flaws has never been easier

    While Google Code Search may offer a number of benefits that will help improve application security, hackers have learned how to use the search giant's code-finding engine to exploit security weaknesses. In this tip, Ed Skoudis examines how malicious... 

  • Nessus can spot some monster security problems

    If given the choice of only one vulnerability scanner, Contributing Editor Scott Sidel would use Nessus. Find out why in this Guest Commentary Tip. 

  • KeePass -- Keeping passwords under lock and key

    Can't remember all of your passwords? Contributing Editor, Scott Sidel, recommends KeePass, an easy-to-use open source password manager. 

  • Information security freeware has its benefits

    Before committing a significant portion of your 2007 budget to expensive new security tools, it might be wise to consider freeware tools instead. Ed Skoudis reveals how using information security freeware tools can not only help an organization cope ... 

  • For asset management systems, is there a tool more comprehensive than Nmap?

    If you're looking for a network discovery tool, consider Nmap. There are other options for your asset management system, however, and Michael Cobb reviews them in this expert Q&A. 

  • Podcast: Tor peer-to-peer privacy could be hacked

    In this edition of Security Wire Weekly, Andrew Christensen of FortConsult explains how the Tor peer-to-peer network can be hacked to track down user identities. 

  • Sourcefire IPO could fuel Snort, users say

    Snort users frowned when Check Point tried to acquire Sourcefire last year. But they are more optimistic about Sourcefire's plans to go public. 

  • Sourcefire looking to go public

    The company behind the popular Snort open source IDS tool is making a bid to go public, months after its deal to be acquired by Check Point collapsed. 

  • Nmap Technical Manual

    By now, most infosec pros have heard of Nmap, and most would agree that even though the popular freeware tool is invaluable, installing, configuring and running it in the enterprise is no easy task. With that in mind,, in collabora... 

  • Nmap and the open source debate

    Upper management may be hesitant to approve the use of an open source tool, but Nmap has many benefits. This tip offers selling points to present to upper management when proposing the use of Nmap.