LinuxSecurity.com: Security Scanners
Sep 14, 2000, 03:40 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kapil Sharma)
"A scanner is a program that automatically detects security
weaknesses in a remote or localhost. Scanners are important to
Internet security because they reveal weaknesses in the
"System administrators can strengthen the security of networks
by scanning their own networks. The primary attributes of a scanner
- The capability to find a machine or network.
- The capability to find out what services are being run on the
host ( once having found the machine).
- The capability to test those services for known holes."
"There are various tools available for Linux system scanning and
intrusion detection. I will explain some of the very famous tools
available. I have divided the scanners into three categories: Host
Scanners, Network Scanners, and Intrusion Scanners."
- Security Portal: Weekly Security Tools Digest 2000/09/01 to 2000/09/07(Sep 10, 2000)
- SecurityFocus: Focus On Linux: Intrusion Detection on Linux(May 23, 2000)
- SunWorld: Hacker's toolchest; Techniques and tools for penetration testing(May 13, 2000)
- LinuxPR: Insecure.Org announces immediate, free availability of Nmap Security Scanner 2.50(May 01, 2000)
- LinuxSecurity.com: Intrusion Detection Primer(Mar 13, 2000)
- Security Portal: Filling Network Holes(Mar 07, 2000)
- LinuxSecurity.com: Scanning and Defending Networks with Nmap(Feb 18, 2000)
- Security Portal: Some thoughts on (network) intrusion detection systems(Jan 17, 2000)
- Network Associates Delivers First Commercial Security Vulnerability Scanner for Linux(Feb 08, 1999)