Paranoid Penguin - Seven Top Security Tools

Simply installing more software won't make your systems more secure. But with these seven packages, you can learn to set up a security policy and test that the other software on your system complies with it.
Conclusions

This article is by no means a comprehensive list of the many, many excellent security tools available for Linux. I would have loved to devote blurbs to Tripwire, AIDE, Nikto, GnuPG, FreeS/WAN, Snort, PSAD, Stunnel, OpenSSL and a score of other worthy tools. But I've had fun showing off some of my favorite tools, and I hope you've found it useful. Remember, many of these tools bestow awesome powers upon their bearer: use them responsibly, ethically and carefully. But so long as you do, have fun.

Mick Bauer, CISSP, is Linux Journal's security editor and an IS security consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He's the author of Building Secure Servers With Linux (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002).

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Another security tool

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Hello All

I would like to present another free security tool. It is called ZeroDayScan - it is a free web security scanning service. No installation is required. Just type in the name of the server and it will be scanned in a matter of minutes. Here is a project url: Zero Day Scan - Free Web Security Scanner

Best regards,
ZeroDayScan Team

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