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Sites and Software related to Security


  • Electronic Frontier Foundation (Info on hackers and hacking)
  • Cult of the Dead Cow – Hacker or Anti-Hacker site? (Also Anti-Microsoft?)
  • The Hacker Crackdown(Classic book on Hacking)
  • Top Security Hacking Tools
  • Wiretap Electronic Text Archive
  • Phrack Magazine Home Page
  • Pretty Good Privacy PGP (International) – Free World Standard secure encryption for e-mail and files. GPG4Win is an e-mail security program for Windows. It is based on GnuPG (OpenPGP standard).
  • VeraCrypt – Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux. A unique feature is a hidden volume within the hidden volume. An alternative is also Rohos Mini Drive which does not need admin privileges to open the encrypted USB drive on other computers.
  • Tor – Its onion routing service strips away information from Internet data packets that might reveal your identity while you are browsing. Tor goes a step further than paid competitors, anonymizing your e-mail, IM, IRC chat, or any other TCP/IP network data
  • Password Corral – protect your passwords securely with this completely free and secure program
  • KeePassfree/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. Has more import / export options than Password Corral. There are also versions that run on SmartPhones and Symbian / Java Phones and allow you to export your passwords from your desktop PC.
  • Anti-Online – Latest news on the computer security scene
  • Scambuster SA – Warnings and advice about scams and fraudsters in South Africa
  • ShieldsUp! – Tests your PC for Internet vulnerabilities
  • Wiresharkworld’s foremost network protocol analyzer, and is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
  • Netstumblertool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g. It has many uses: Verify that your network is set up the way you intended, Find locations with poor coverage in your WLAN, etc.
  • Zonel Alarm – excellent personal firewall software. Free for home use
  • Comodo Free Firewallfor out-of-the-box protection against identity theft hackers, Trojans, scripts and other unknown threats. Works with MS Vista.
  • Kerio Personal Firewall helps users control how their computers exchange data with other computers on the Internet or local network
  • PC Tools Firewall Plus – By monitoring applications that connect to the network Firewall Plus can stop Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers and other malware from damaging your computer and stealing your private information.
  • Prey – lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It’s lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.

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