Top 10 Security Assessment Tools

“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

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