Companies That Give Back with Free Tools

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rob Fuller

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Penetration Testing / Red Teaming requires the use of a lot of tools.

I don't mind getting called a "script kiddie" because I can accomplish more and faster when I don't have to code every single task I need to do. This post is to point out companies that make this possible and give a small bit of thanks.

(If you've ever tried to convince a company to give something away for free, you can understand how big this really is). Some give a lot, some only one tool, but even one is more than some.

Of course the first is going to be Rapid7 and the Metasploit team: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework

Other company's free tools sections:

Sunera: http://security.sunera.com/p/tools.html

Immunity Inc: http://immunityinc.com/resources-freesoftware.shtml

SecureState: http://www.securestate.com/Research%20and%20Innovation/Pages/Tools.aspx

Core Security: http://corelabs.coresecurity.com/index.php?module=Wiki&action=list&type=tool

Hex-Rays: http://www.hex-rays.com/products/ida/support/download_freeware.shtml

Spider Labs: https://www.trustwave.com/spiderLabs-tools.php and https://github.com/SpiderLabs

RandomStormhttp://www.randomstorm.com/free-security-tools.php

SensePost: http://www.sensepost.com/labs/tools/pentest

Mc^H^H Foundstone: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/index.aspx

Stach and Liu: http://www.stachliu.com/resources/tools/

Secure Ideas: http://www.secureideas.net/publications.php (Projects on the right)

Buguroo: http://blog.buguroo.com/?cat=6

IOActive: http://ioactive.com/ioactive_labs_tools.html

HP: http://bit.ly/SWFScan_New

NirSoft: http://www.nirsoft.net/

Joeware: http://www.joeware.net/freetools/

...and of course Micros^H^H^H^H^H^H Sys Internals:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062.aspx

If you know of more, please leave a comment below and I'll add it to the list.

Cross-posted from Room362

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