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Who (which process) is calling curl?

On my mac (Lion), I know that curl is bing used by some unknown process to communicate with a server. Basically I installed little Snitch and find out that "somebody" is using curl periodically. ...
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Can anyone suggest good open source tools for scanning source code for vulnerabilities?

I'm particularly looking ones which detect vulnerabilities in C/C++ code. I've seen a bunch of proprietary tools but no open source ones.
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Can an insecure wifi connection block users who download a lot, from say: torrents or usenet? [closed]

Can an 'insecure community network' have automated features to block internet or slow speeds on computers which download a lot, from say: torrents or usenet? I have two computers and one has ...
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What benefits does Nessus have over OpenVAS?

Nessus and OpenVAS appear to have fairly similar features. Why would you choose one over the other, besides the benefit of commercial support (which isn't available for Nessus Home Feed users ...
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Is Window's system restoration useful for getting rid of malware?

If your computer has been infected with some kind of malware, could a restoration of the system, using the tool provided by windows, help you getting rid of that malware? We should suppose that it ...
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What information will dig leak to an attacker?

What information will the axfr and ixfr commands in DIG provide to an attacker?
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Tool or Process to check for AES-NI support on processor?

In another question: How to choose a stream cipher, Thomas' answer mentioned the AES-NI instruction set, which piqued my curiousity. Is there a tool or process available out there to check whether ...
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Fortify360 - Sinks & Sources - Vulnerability count

In an application security environment, I use Fortify Software's Fortify360 on a daily basis. One of my biggest hurdles is explaining the numbers (sources vs sinks) Fortify flags each location in ...
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What is the best tool to anonymize your scans (network/ports)? [closed]

What are the best tools to anonymize my port scanners and vulnerability assessment tools (like nmap , metasploit ) ...? I have been using Backtrack and tor network with proxychains to do this, but ...
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Complex Consumer Matching Queries with PGP Universal

For group membership I am using LDAP for performing the consumer matching. I can pretty clearly see how to do simple matches with ORs or ANDs, but I would like to match in a more complicated fashion. ...
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What CVE identifier will follow after CVE-2012-9999?

I am writing an application which uses CVE identifiers to cross-reference vulnerabilities. I would like to make it compatible with future CVE identifiers. If it happens that there are more than 9999 ...
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Diagnosing possible svchost.exe thread on Windows 7

I used win64dd.exe to get a memory image on a 64-bit computer running Windows 7 and had Mandiant Redline analyze the image. One of the things marked red was one of the svchost.exe processes. Redline ...
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Snort & Logging

I am looking for some support on using Snort in Windows 7. My experience so far is using WireShark, so this is new territory to me. I would like to use Snort to perform a trace, which, after it ...
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Conky for PenTesters

I have been working on a conky configuration to help me manage penetration tests, but after much research, I cannot find anyone else speaking of their configs in any way other than the glitz. ...
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How to intercept an application that bypasses local proxy

I am behind a corporate proxy and the application that i have to test will work only if it is given an exception for using proxy server(i.e it is added to the exceptions list of the sites that do not ...
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What password cracking software is commonly used?

I am curious to know how secure my passwords are. What password cracking software is commonly used? Preferably open source. EDIT: I am actually looking to crack my passwords used on services I ...
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Good software for IT Infrastructure discovery

Currently, I have an industry attachment project in which my group need to suggest a good tool for Network discovery to a IT service company. The company wants to automate the stage in which they have ...
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Tool to grab sensitive information from command lines

Of the information entered on the command line (command name and arguments) have to be considered public (everyone can access it using commands like ps). Is there a known tool to automate this kind ...
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Backing up sensitive data - pitfalls and best practices

Obviously, securely backing up sensitive data is a challenge. A remote backup is important for surviving a variety of disasters. What are some of the "gotcha's" lurking out there, and what best ...
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Browsing exploits with Metasploit console

Is there any way to browse certain exploits in MSFconsole? The show exploits command shows too many and I cannot find a way to show just Windows file format exploits, for example.
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IR Jump Bag - What kind of bag/container to use?

I am working on putting together an Incident Response Jump Bag (detailed here). Any suggestions on what type of container/bag to use for this? It seems like a lot of little items that could be ...
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Testing SQL injection using sqlmap

I'm just started using sqlmap ( http://sqlmap.sourceforge.net ) to test for possible sql injection attacks. I got a website which is vulnerable: C:\Python27>python xxx\sqlmap\sqlmap.py -u ...
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How to Perform Vulnerability Assessment for WCF services

Does anyone know how to perform penetration testing/vulnerability assessment for Microsoft WCF services I couldn't find a tools till now , any tools available and guides are welcome
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Reliability of DNSBLs for Stopping Forum Spam

I know that certain DNS blacklists are considered more reliable than others, in that they don't have as many false positives. I run a forum that is known to be spammed, and I've installed a mod to ...
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How to detect hosts running in virtual machines with nmap?

I have to determine if a given subnet has virtual hosts. Are there any ideas about what switches to use?
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Persisting and comparing NMAP scans

Does anyone have any good recommendations on a good tool for persisting NMAP scans to database? It may be a tool for persisting or simply a java library for easy parsing of the nmap xml scan result ...
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Secure use of psexec or better alternative to it

I want to remotely start VMWare virtual machines (I own VMWare Workstation) and to this end I need to execute on host something like "vmrun -T ws H:\VMWare\VM1\VM1.vmx nogui" with user desktop ...
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How can I protect content distributed on a linux virtual machine?

What assets am I trying to protect? An unofficial pre-alpha software prototype provided as a reproducible example for evaluation during the scientific peer-review process. The software will be ...
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extract from pcap all protocols found

I have some pcap files, and i would like just to get a list of protocols that are present on that pcap file. I would like it in a batch mode, not using wireshark I think tshark is able to do it, but ...
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Could somebody explain the basics of Wireshark to me [closed]

I've downloaded Wireshark, messed around with the GUI a bit and, honestly, I can't make head nor tail of what I am looking at. I understand that Winpcap allows me to create a copy of every packet ...
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Good file encryption tools

Could you please help me find a good file encryption tool? The target OS is Linux, but tools for Windows are welcome, too. FOSS tools are preferred. The tool must be reliable both for the recovery of ...
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up2date tools for security audit linux / centos

I'm setting up a new CentOS 6 server and am looking into some security audit tools to validate my configuration and to point out weak spots in the server. There are a lot of non up2date tools out ...
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Is there a sms authentication that works like 10minutemail?

I remember reading on this site a user recommending 10minutemail.com as a way to register or give email address to non-trusted websites. Is there any similar site for disposable phone number for ...
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Data analyzer tools

I have to find information that can be located in files on a hard drive. Are there good tools to search for specific keywords (even in the hard disk free space area ;-), detect encrypted files, detect ...
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Can't run the Mantra Framework [closed]

I've tried to run the OWASP Mantra Security Framework which comes with as the Portable Firefox on steroids (with the FireCAT extensions) but it runs in the same profile as my FF and actually ...
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What sites are still vulnerable to FireSheep?

Am doing a Firesheep Demo in a few weeks as a security awareness project. However I can't seem to get it working, and I'm wondering if it's just because the handlers it ships with are now outdated ...
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Completely wiping a HDD (i.e. nothing is recoverable) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reliably erase all information on a hard drive? I'm looking to see if there's a method that can completely wipe out the content of a HDD, so that nothing ...
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Recommendations for security gateway/firewall management tools (Juniper SRX) [closed]

I am seeking recommendations for management tools for high-end firewalls, such as the Juniper SRX3000 series. When I say "management", I mean operations, configuration management, policy management, ...
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How to rewrite config files using SNMP?

I scanned a router and found that the community string is public. The write access is also enabled. Now I want to change the configuration of the router. Can anybody tell me about tools and tutorials ...
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Scan Novell NetWare backend with Windows servers and clients

Could anyone provide some insight on performing an internal vulnerability assessment regarding Novell NetWare as the backend with client workstations and servers running various versions of Windows? ...
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Firewall Configuration Audits

I'm looking to perform policy audits against firewall configurations and/or rulesets. This should be performed independently of any configuration management systems, ideally by operating off the ...
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What good, standard digital signature verification clients are widely or easily deployed?

I'm looking for a good way to publish data along with a digital signature (and ideally a timestamp) which is as easy as possible to verify. For example, imagine an election administrator who wants to ...
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How to see whether the pcap contains RTP traffic?

I am analyzing the traffic of a VOIP application. I started up wireshark, and made sure no other application was using internet, and then had a a voice call on the application. Wireshark captured some ...
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Testing clean urls with sqlmap

Is it possible to test for SQL injection vulnerabilities with using sqlmap with a url that is using mod rewrite (or something like it) to make the urls clean? I know how to test my sites that have ...
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Are there sensors/devices to be used for reading magnetic bits of hard disk

I would like to ask about the availability of any sensor or device that can be used to read magnetic bits inside hard disks? I tried to google that but I did not see any useful thing till now. I think ...
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What hardware tools are useful to detect cyber crimes? [closed]

As the title says, I would ask about some tools or sensors that are available to be used to detect cyber crimes, specially I am looking for sensors that can be used to read and recover data from ...
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Tools to scan for PII

I'm looking for well known tools that will scan for any PII within a network. For example, I would like to be able to use a plug and play method, meaning I drive to a client, plug my laptop in, and ...
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Which languages are better for attacks against websites?

Which languages are better for writing tools for attacking websites, through, say, a DDOS? High level, low level, and does it even make a difference?
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How to encrypt an entire portable HDD, so that it cannot be read/written without the password for it?

I use a portable USB drive (Seagate FreeAgent Go Flex) to keep all my personal stuff, and though the HDD company does offer a password scheme to control access to it, that would work only on windows, ...
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Virus detection with Process Explorer

Can Process Explorer ( Windows apparently) detect a virus? Is it even possible?