Saturday, May 22, 2010

Top ten security tools for Win

Top 10 Windows Tools

1. Cain & Abel - Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks, recording VoIP conversations, decoding scrambled passwords, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords and analyzing routing protocols.

2. SuperScan - SuperScan is a powerful TCP port scanner, pinger, resolver. SuperScan 4 (Current Version) is a completely-rewritten update of the highly popular Windows port scanning tool, SuperScan.

3. GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner - Freeware Version - GFI LANguard is an award-winning, freeware vulnerability management solution used by over 20,000 customers. GFI LANguard scans your network and ports to detect, assess and rectify security vulnerabilities on your network, with minimal administrative effort! It also provides the tools to remediate vulnerabilities and install missing patches on your network. This solution gives you a complete picture of your network set-up and helps you to maintain a secure network state faster and more effectively. Freeware version is available, for up to 5 IP addresses! GFI LANguard performs network scans using vulnerability check databases based on OVAL and SANS Top 20, providing over 15,000 vulnerability assessments when your network, including any virtual environment, is scanned.

4. PWDumpX v1.1 - This tool allows a user with administrative privileges to retrieve the domain password cache, the password hashes and the LSA secrets from a Windows system. This tool can be used on the local system or on one or more remote systems.

5. Dark Elevator - This tool is a Windows privilege escalation tool. It has two main modes, running as a standard user, it tries to find a way to Admin or System access on a box. In audit mode, it runs as admin and tries to find ways for a specific user to escalate their privileges.

6. GetAcct - An oldie, but still useful on Pen Tests. GetAcct sidesteps "RestrictAnonymous=1" and acquires account information on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 machines.

7. Solarwinds - Solarwinds contains many network monitoring, discovery and attack tools. The advanced security tools not only test internet security with the SNMP Brute Force Attack and Dictionary Attack utilities but also validate the security on Cisco Routers with the Router Security Check. The Remote TCP Reset remotely display all active sessions on a device and the Password Decryption can decrypt Type 7 Cisco Passwords. The Port Scanner allows testing for open TCP ports across IP Address and port ranges or selection of specific machines and ports.

8. Burp Suite - Burp Suite is an integrated platform for attacking web applications. It contains all of the Burp tools with numerous interfaces between them designed to facilitate and speed up the process of attacking an application. All tools share the same robust framework for handling HTTP requests, authentication, downstream proxies, logging, alerting and extensibility.

9. CookieDigger - CookieDigger helps identify weak cookie generation and insecure implementations of session management by web applications. The tool works by collecting and analyzing cookies issued by a web application for multiple users. The tool reports on the predictability and entropy of the cookie and whether critical information, such as user name and password, are included in the cookie values.

10. Netcat (The Network SwissArmy Knife) - Netcat was originally a Unix utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts. At the same time, it is a feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool, since it can create almost any kind of connection you would need and has several interesting built-in capabilities

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