February 16th, 2002, 04:57 AM
security tools for MacOS 9.1
I am using a MacOS 9.1 machine connected to a ethernet LAN. I was looking for some network utilities such as port scanners, packet capturing utils like sniffer and firewalls. Is it possible to hack into linux and windows machines from a Mac(sorry, newbie Q). Any leads would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
February 17th, 2002, 01:33 AM
I don't like Macs because they are hard to configure and many useful programs don't run under MacOS (however some useful tools such as Net Bus, Back Orifice, SubSeven support MacOS ).
Port scanner? - Of course, Nmap ( www.insecure.org/nmap/ ). It is one of the best port scanners for UNIX-like operation systems.
Norton Personal Firewall supports MacOS, it is a good firewall (at least for Windows ). You can find more information at:
February 17th, 2002, 01:59 AM
I guess that you have read the thread "hackers Work..", I have to admit that its ages since I used MAC and im badly informed today (sorry), but I would suggest you to try the links below and see what you'll find.
Googe search One
Google search Two
Google search Three
February 17th, 2002, 05:02 PM
Thank you all for your reply. I will get to work on the links. I would also prefer a linux or even a windows computer for hacking purposes as compared to a Mac but i dont have a choice for now and am trying to make the best of whatever i have.