Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Armitage"

"Armitage" was a tool that I discovered from the cover of "Linux Journal" in "Page One" today. It shows how outdated I am with the latest fancy security tools available out there.
Visiting the website hosting the tool, I came across this demo video of the tool in action.

This video is easy to follow and comprehend. It saves me the effort of making a similar video. From the demo, the tool proves to be intuitive and logical. The learning curve is pretty gentle as it assists users through the logical flow of discovering vulnerable machines to identifying the applicable exploits that can be launched against the target in order to successfully compromise that system.
Definitely a must-have interface to enhance the capabilities of "Metasploit".

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Websense Defensio

It has been almost 2 years since I last went to a Security seminar. I strongly believe that you learn when you attend an event with good content. Today was a classic example. I was enlightened about the available of a free service from "Websense" called "Defensio". It is a tool for social mediums to protect both users and their followers against threats in the form of unruly followers or hackers.
It is available as an app in "Facebook". Type "Defensio" into the search box to find it listed under "Applications". Add the app and allow it access to your profile to protect it. Access the settings section and choose your desired configurations. I tried posting an adult link to my wall and it was successfully blocked by "Defensio".

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Terminal

Visited "OMG! Ubuntu!" today as I do everyday. I was presented by a terminal upon successfully accessing the site. My first instinct was that it was a mistake made by the server administrator as my request was redirected to "http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/bash/". I typed in "help" as hinted in the terminal window. Typical Linux commands were revealed along with strange ones like "moo" and "fortune".
The funny outputs were indicative of an April Fool's prank. The comment "Enjoyed this April fools? click a few ads!" in the page source confirmed this.
I had already caught on and proceeded to continue my fun by running "wget" and "rm *". I also read articles published on the site in text format.
Typing "logout" brings you back to the homepage.