Types of Open Source Security Tools

1.nmap(for Networks)

it is mainly used for network discovery and security auditing.Nmap uses raw IP packets in to determine hosts available in a network, services (application name and version) running  OS versions, and what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and other characteristics.

https://nmap.org/

2.Lynis – Security auditing tool for Unix/Linux systems(for servers)

it is an open source security auditing tool used by system administrators, security professionals, and auditors, to evaluate the security defenses of their Linux/Unix-based systems.

https://cisofy.com/lynis/

3.sqlmap(For Database)

sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers.

http://sqlmap.org/

 

4.OWASP(Open Web Application Security Project) ZAP – Zed Attack Proxy Project for application.

it is mostly used for  penetration testing to find vulnerabilities in web applications. any one can use it.for futher information visit

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Zed_Attack_Proxy_Project

 

 

 

 

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