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  1. #1
    King Tutorial-ankhamun
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    Insecure.org's 2006 Tool Survey Released - SecTools.Org

    Insecure.org's 2006 Tool Survey Released - SecTools.Org

    it's out. I've loved the list from previous years, I always find something new.

    Hello Everyone,

    I am pleased to release the results of the 2006 top security tools survey. I found them quite interesting in 2000 and 2003, so I'm glad that 3,243 of you answered this year. I learned about many neat projects while tabulating and writing them up. It is also interesting to see the rise of exploitation frameworks. Metasploit, Impact, and Canvas all made the list for the first time. Wireless tools such as Kismet and Aircrack (new) had a good showing, while many vulnerability scanners dropped significantly in rank (ISS Scanner: -47;
    Whisker/libwhisker: -60; Sara: -46; SAINT: -67; N-Stealth: -72).
    Nessus kicked their butts, retaining the #1 spot despite closing their source code as of the Nessus 3 release. But they better not get complacent, because Nikto, Languard, and Retina aren't all that far behind. 44 tools are new to the list, including Paros Proxy, Scapy, the BackTrack LiveCD, Webscarab, p0f, and Ike-scan.

    I maybe went a little overboard in creating a whole site for the 2006 list. It expands the list to 100 tools, includes category-specific pages (sniffers, crackers, etc.), better ranking information, more detailed descriptions, logo eye candy, and more. You can find it at:


    I hope you find this new site useful!

    Sent through the nmap-hackers mailing list http://cgi.insecure.org/mailman/listinfo/nmap-hackers

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    The Prancing Pirate
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    You must spread your AntiPoints around before giving it to Irongeek again.
    Thanks for the heads up, Irongeek! I'm glad to see the list has been updated.
    No votes for the Nmap Security Scanner were counted because the survey was taken on a Nmap mailing list.

    It's a great list anyway - thanks!
    TAZForum <---- click

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    Senior Member treanglin's Avatar
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    Dec 2003
    Gee's Irongeek you really stay on it dude. Good looking out man, I've been waiting for the new list for quite a while.
    "Do you know why the system is slow?" they ask

    "It's probably something to do with..." I look up today's excuse ".. clock speed"

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