Recovering Permanently Deleted Email in Outlook

Doesn’t that sound just wrong? “Recovering” and “permanently deleted” in the same sentence like that? Since my last post about one little registry setting suddenly making months or a years’ worth of “deleted” email reappear, I’ve gotten a flurry of responses. Among the interesting mentions: -You don’t need the registry hack in Outlook 2007; only …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: hping

[Registered users of my site can access a whole series of articles and tutorials on security and networking tools, including BackTrack. Here’s a taste. – Glenn] hping, hping2 and hping3 Purpose: The various versions of hping provide either a command-line or TCL interface. All of them are used to craft packets at the very lowest …

Resources: Security Standards

Which security standards apply to you? Research this carefully. Here are some of the critical ones: FIPS 140 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIPS_140-2 This standard comes from the US Government and governs how sensitive (federal) information must be encrypted. Administrations like the VA and the SSA are most concerned with this. HIPAA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIPAA The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability …

Automated Wi-Fi Scanning with Wi-fEye

Wi-fEye Purpose: Wi-fEye provides a nice terminal interface for automating a variety of wireless network scans. Discussion: I ran into this article on Teckkranti.com about Wi-fEye: http://www.techkranti.com/2010/11/wi-feye-automated-network-penetration.html and had to try the tool, and I must say I’m impressed. When you open it you’re presented with a series of “Choose One: ” menus, which mask …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: onesixtyone

onesixtyone Purpose: onesixtyone scans SNMP community strings. Simple Network Management Protocol, after all, does indeed offer management. Discussion: From the website: onesixtyone takes a different approach to SNMP scanning. It takes advantage of the fact that SNMP is a connectionless protocol and sends all SNMP requests as fast as it can. Then the scanner waits …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: nsat

nsat – the Network Security Analysis Tool Discussion: From the README: NSAT is a fast, stable bulk security scanner designed to audit remote networkservices and check for versions, security problems, gather information aboutthe servers and the machine and much more. Unlike many other auditing tools,it can collect information about services independently of vulnerabilities,which makes it …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: Netifera

Netifera Purpose: Network enumeration and packet sniffing. Discussion: Like Autoscan-Network, Netifera provides a nice GUI for scanning networks, with customizable workspaces and sub-spaces. It’s pretty, simple, and pretty simple to use. I did find that if I added hosts to an existing scan, when it was re-scanned Netifera didn’t detect them, or at least report …