Network Security Tools
by Nitesh Dhanjani, Justin Clarke
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. 2005
Number of pages: 340
The book shows experienced administrators how to modify, customize, and extend popular open source security tools such as Nikto, Ettercap, and Nessus. This concise, high-end guide discusses the common customizations and extensions for these tools, then shows you how to write even more specialized attack and penetration reviews that are suited to your unique network environment. It also explains how tools like port scanners, packet injectors, network sniffers, and web assessment tools function.
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