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By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2005-03-21 Print this article Print

Web resources: Hacking tools
  • For Windows systems, start with, where youll find a host of useful no-cost and commercial diagnostic tools.
  • Go to to become familiar with one of the most widely used vulnerability assessment tools available. Nessus can probe a wide range of server and desktop operating systems and is frequently updated.
  • Wikipedia provides useful information about root kits, with pointers to articles about other hacking tools. Source: eWEEK Labs Labs Technical Director Cameron Sturdevant is at

    Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at Security Center Editor Larry Seltzers Weblog.

    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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