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Top 10 Security Assessment Tools

Feb 24, 2012, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"On the bright side, with the number of attacks increasing, there are now a slew of tools to detect and stop malware and cracking attempts. The open source world has many such utilities (and distros). Here, I must mention BackTrack Linux, which has gained international fame for its wide range of vulnerability assessment and digital forensics software utilities. The most recent version also contains powerful wireless vulnerability testing tools.

Though there are literally hundreds of tools, I have selected the top 10 based on the fact that no other tool can really replace them. The primary selection criteria have been the feature set, how widespread the product is within the security community, and simplicity.

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