A piece of software and or hardware designed to detect the presence of vulnerabilities in an IT system.

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Why does OpenVAS report CVE-2003-0042 when my server isn't running Tomcat?

OpenVAS reports that an Apache virtual host is vulnerable to CVE-2003-0042, which is a vulnerability in versions of Tomcat prior to 3.3.1a. The host is not running Tomcat. The detection OID is ...
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Old Tool: S.A.T.A.N. (a.k.a. S.A.N.T.A.)

Years ago computer security analysts Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema wrote the security program S.A.T.A.N.. Does anyone know what happened to it (or if it just went out of style) and what people ...
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Can a nessus scan running on top of a Windows OS do full internal scans of devices using ssh?

I am wondering if I did a Nessus scan using a Windows machine how it would log in to a Linux based device. Windows does not have a native ssh client. I am aware that Nessus will log into systems ...
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Nessus doesn't find self-written plugins [closed]

I'm trying to write a nessus plugin. So I took an existing plugin (10056), and only added the line display("hello world"); in the appropriate section and altered the script_id to a non-existing one. ...
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Client misunderstanding nmap [on hold]

My client wants their public facing IP addresses to be secure, but thinks that running nmap port scans will draw attention from hackers. To settle this once and for all, what do you say?
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How to determine if someone is scanning my server?

How is possible to determine if someone make requests with tools for pentesting? Is there any linux command?
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How do you search for new vulnerabilities? [closed]

I've been asked this question, and I really don't know how would I do it. My answer was to take known vulnerabilities and try to exploit them on a different way, but this is not really a new ...
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How can you check and analyze SSL ports other than 443? [closed]

I tried https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=imap.spamarrest.com%3A993&hideResults=on but it said Ports other than 443 not supported I need to check imap.spamarrest.com:993
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Scanner / tool to generate a list with all forms and input fields of a website [closed]

I'm not very experienced with information security but know some basics about injection attacks and other web based attacks. Is there a tool / crawler to find all forms and input fields of a whole ...
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How should privileged accounts be secured in both Linux and Windows?

I have recently started work in application security at a mid-sized firm, having transitioned away from 5+ years in security consulting (pentesting, etc). One of the biggest challenges I see here from ...
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OpenSource considered harmfull?

What would you think about military strategist who is publishing full plans for all of important infrastructure? I think that person will be stupid. Can be this analogy case with OpenSource? Here is ...
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What are the limitations of vulnerability scanners?

What are the limitations of vulnerability scanners? If it is related to how these scanners work, how these work?
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Will cyber security be around forever? [closed]

As time goes on, won't computers be able to automatically test for vulnerabilities to the point where they will not be prevalent any more? What I'm essentially asking is will information security be ...
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What are the security measures to be taken before launching a site with credit card payments? [closed]

We just completed functionality testing of our new e-commerce site and going to launch.We are accepting credit card payments. I'm really concerned about it's security.What are the precautions to be ...
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w3af plugin development example [closed]

I'm new to w3af, and I would like to build my own plugin. I have searched on w3af web and googled it for some examples but no luck... Can anyone give me an example how to start building plugins or ...
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How to scan internet? [closed]

I was wondering if you know how to portscan internet and be compliant with law. I mean a SYN scan and a little UDP one. Such database would be very useful, and should be public anyway. I think this ...
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Best free website vulnerability scanners [closed]

I need to check web security and vulnerability in my web application. Whatever free vulnerability scanners application or vulnerability scan online site's are available?
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How to find bugs/ vulnerabilities in web apps/sites? [closed]

What knowledge is needed? What software is to be used? How are the reports written? PS: Websites like facebook.com