Hacking: Diagnosis and Prevention

Prevention continued...

2. No holes with NeWT 2.1:
Of the free tools available, this is by far the simplest to use if you can get yourself a copy. Tenable security have/ will discontinued support for NeWT, but they have a new product coming out to replace it. The upcoming version of Nessus 3 for Windows will replace NeWT and will not have any IP-based scanning limitations. Tenable expects to release Nessus 3 for the Windows platforms shortly, it can be downloaded from here - www.tenablesecurity.com/newt.html
Languard Network Security Scanner www.gfi.com/lannetscan is another good free package. After installing NeWT, go to Start-Programs-Tenable Network Security-Tenable NeWT-NeWT Security Scanner. This will check through more than 4000 common security vulnerabilities. To do this, click New Scan Task.
The free version can only check a local network and, for standalone users, you will see the name Localhost listed on the drop-down menu. Select this and click Next, then choose "Enable all but dangerous plugins" before starting your scan. Note that the report generated by NeWT will only be useful if you have advanced knowledge of ports and network connections.

The report generated by NeWT

3. Symantec Security Check:
Symantec offers a free online service to check the levels of protection on your PC. Log onto http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym and select the links that appear on the SSC (Symantec Security Check) page to see if your PC has been compromised by hackers or viruses. After you click each link you will be expected to install the Security Check applet (choose Yes when prompted), then a page will appear with your IP address. Click the scan button at the bottom of the page to start the check. If your PC is insecure, the SSC will tell you how and why. Unsurprisingly, the solution is to buy Symantec's Security software :D

Symantec Security check

Port scan results...all clear!!!

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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2005, 06:48:55

The second "prometeia" is spelled incorrectly... Just noticed that today :)

07-07-2005, 07:27:31


The second "prometeia" is spelled incorrectly... Just noticed that today :)

Bugger. Hope i've still got the original of that!

07-07-2005, 08:02:11

Looks as if it has been fixed already :)

07-07-2005, 08:24:29


Looks as if it has been fixed already :)

I don't waste any time mate ;)

07-07-2005, 12:37:33


I don't waste any time mate ;)

Apparently thats true! hehe

07-07-2005, 22:27:04

Jim I think u have 2 banners in rotation because I'm looking at one with it spelled wrong again yet I saw one with it spelled correctly earlier in the day, lol

08-07-2005, 02:57:10

You probably just need to clear ur cache mate. There is only one copy of that banner in rotation.

08-07-2005, 05:14:48

woah like instant messaging

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