May 21st, 2003, 05:23 PM
I believe allenb1963's point was more to list actual tools rather than sites and resources that contain those tools, but I have seen many web site links posted here so I thought I would share this.
I have found WebAttack.com to be extremely useful in tracking down tools. Many of the tools mentioned on this thread and other threads on AO can be found and downloaded from here. Here is a listing of the categories from the Security/Privacy Freeware:
WebAttack.com has Freeware and Shareware galore and it is all nicely categorized for easy searching and ranked so you can find the best tools faster.
PC Access Control
Restrict PC and Internet usage…
Virus protection is a "must have" when you are using the Internet.
A variety of security related internet tools...
Internet Cleanup Tools
Clean your browser cache, surfing history, recently used documents, cookies, stored passwords and much more...
File Encryption Tools
These tools can be used to encrypt email messages or files on your computer.
Protect your computer from intruders. Personal firealls allow you to regulate incoming and outgoing TCP/IP (Internet) traffic on your computer.
Manage and store your passwords, generate random passwords and more.
Secure File Deletion
Digital File Shredders - Permanently delete files beyond recovery...
Anti-Virus tools, specialized for individual viruses, trojans or worms. These tools are usually released quickly after a new, fast spreading virus is discovered.
PC Activity Monitoring
These tools allow you to keep track of what; s happening on your computer. They can usually (secretely) log keystrokes, program usage and more…
Password Recovery Tools
Recover lost or masked passwords from Windows applications…
Cookies are an important part of the Internet. They allow you to take advantage of web site customization features, automate logins and more. They are also an essential tool for user verification and required by most password protected sites. Cookies can
Go to WebAttack.com
May 21st, 2003, 10:39 PM
Personally, I chose to post a link to the site where the tool was available along with a brief description of why I like the tool, kind of like a mini review. It makes the thread much more useful as it keeps the members from having to sift through an entire site only to find something that they have no use for. But thats just me....you guys post in whatever manner you wish. The main point is that we provide each other with utilities that improve our overall computing experience.
Remember, security isn't just about locking down your box...it's also about doing it with tools that YOU are secure with.
It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...
May 22nd, 2003, 01:45 AM
Internet explorer has a restricted sites options under security. This site installs a list of restricted sites into the registry. The list is extensive and prevents a lot of unwanted visitors accesing the computer.
http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm (Restricted sites)
This programme is somewhat similar to the above one. Gives a very good reason for using it when you access the site.
http://home.earthlink.net/~doniteli/index46.htm#a (Disable VBS scripts)
http://grc.com/cih.htm (cih virus recovery)
http://www.freebits.co.uk/internet.html (Free internet utilities)
http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html (trojan recovery)
May 22nd, 2003, 02:16 AM
Hey guys, Nice thread!
I want to add this website ( not really a tool):
What the website does is perform a seven step analysis of your system, from detecting your IP address, to your OS, to your web browser type, .....
It's a great website, check it out!
\"Great spirits always encounter strong opposition from mediocre minds.\"
May 22nd, 2003, 02:14 PM
very good post man. Im in the process of downloading the programs and seeing what they do..... Another good site would be www.networkpunk.com you can get alot of cool free downloads from there.
May 22nd, 2003, 09:16 PM
i'm not sure if any of you read phrack (i'm a big phrack fan ) but they posted an article "T O O L Z A R M O R Y" that i found very informative...
here is the list ->
1 - nmap 3.1 Statistics Patch
2 - thc-rut
3 - Openwall GNU/*/Linux (Owl) 1.0
4 - Stealth Kernel Patch
5 - Memfetch
6 - Lcrzoex
here is the link->
here is the description->
This new section, Phrack Toolz Armory, is dedicated to tool annoucements.
We will showcast selected tools of relevance to the computer underground
which have been released recently. The tools for #60 have been selected
in teamwork by the Packet Storm staff and Phrack staff.
May 22nd, 2003, 10:31 PM
gotta have netcat in there
also if your on the network allready u can always use the good ol' windows
nbtstat , netstat etc.
oh yeah lophtcrack cant seem to find it right now though
May 22nd, 2003, 11:24 PM
If you want to use a full 32/64 bit pascal compiler, enter http://freepascal.org
If you want a good antivirus program use R.A.V. (Romanian AntiVirus)
May 23rd, 2003, 12:27 AM
Excellent post allenb , But just for the heck of it im going to add trojan remover in here , just in case anyone has any problems with kiddies.
www.simplysup.com Trojan Remover
"Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it."
May 23rd, 2003, 02:07 AM
From my friends at www.techrepublic.com ...
Who amongst us hasn't lost a product key or two before? I'd wager that most of us have been in a situation where we could use a utility such as this one...
Obtaining and using ViewKeyXP
You can find ViewKeyXP on the Internet by doing a simple Google Search. Be very careful when you download it. Because it is a hacker tool and not supported by any legitimate organization, don’t be surprised if the version you’ve download has a virus embedded in it. If you choose to download the file, make sure you scan it with an updated virus-scanning program before using it.
In today’s world of setup wizards and multi-megabyte downloads, ViewKeyXP is amazingly simple. The file itself, Viewkeyxp.exe, is small—only 32 KB. There is no installation program. Just run the program, either from the command line or by double-clicking it from the folder you downloaded it to.
 I found the 32 meg version, scanned it with AVG and The Cleaner and it passed both tests. I've zipped it and uploaded it to save you guys some potential headaches...[/edit]
It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...