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Title Open Source Security Tools: A Practical Guide to Security Applications
Author(s) Tony Howlett
Publisher: Prentice Hall (August 8, 2004), Pearson Education, Inc (2005)
Hardcover 608 pages
Language: English
ASIN: 0321194438
ISBN-13: 978-0321194435
Book Description

This book is a practical, hands-on introduction to open source security tools.

Inside, you�ll find everything from how to harden Linux and Windows systems to how to investigate breaches with Sleuth Kit, Autopsy Forensic Browser, and Forensic Tool Kit. For each security task described, the author reviews the best open source tools and how to use them and also provides a case study and sample implementation. Covered tasks include:

Installing an open source firewall using Ipchains, Iptables, Turtle firewall, or Smoothwall
Scanning ports and testing for vulnerabilities using Nmap, Nlog, Nmap for Windows, Nessus,and NessusWX
Using sniffers and network-intrusion systems, including Tcpdump, Ethereal, Windump, Snort�, and Snort� for Windows
Tracking and analyzing collected data with Swatch, ACID, and NCC
Encrypting communications with PGP, GnuPG, SSH, and Free S/WAN

This handy reference also tackles the emerging field of wireless security and covers tools such as Kismet Wireless, Airsnort, and Netstumber.

Whether you�re a Windows system administrator or a network administrator, you will come away with an understanding of how open source security tools can help protect your organization and further your own career.
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