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Network Security/Monitoring:

From LanTricks:
LanSpy is a network security scanner, which allows getting different information about computer Domain and NetBios names, MAC address, Server information, Domain and Domain controller information, Remote control, Time, Discs, Transports, Users, Global and local users groups, Policy settings, Shared resources, Sessions, Open files, Services, Registry and Event log information. Nothing on the remote computer is hidden from you now.

From SearchHelp:
Sentry Lite is free Internet monitoring software that offers parents and computer administrators the ability to monitor both sides of instant message conversations, Web sites visited and remain completely stealth in the process. With Sentry Lite's innovative Web-based control panel you can monitor a computer from any other computer in the world. Version 10.0.0006 adds support for new AIM.

Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1 encrypts/decrypts, and displays many common file types. It provides six encryption algorithms for viewing common unencrypted image files and can even create self-decrypting encrypted files for those without the software. This freeware is superior to a number of expensive file-encryption utilities and is designed for any level of user.

Actual Keylogger 2.4 allows you to record every keystroke typed on your system and is absolutely free. It's pretty well-equipped and reasonably stealthy, especially for a freeware program. You can conceal its folder, disable its record in the Add/Remove Programs dialog, hide its shortcuts, encrypt its logs and password-protect its settings. The best free software of its kind!

From SpeedApps:
The File Guardian utility is an advanced tool to see changes to a file(s) in a particular directory. Whether it is a log file creating by some batch processing program or a report file generated by a reporting engine. All you have to do is specify the path and the type of file(s) you are looking and this program will automatically fire events on creating/renaming/deletion of files.

SnoopFree Privacy Shield is great, but can only be used in Windows XP, sorry. It will protect you from keyloggers and activity monitors.


Visual Trace Route is a utility that can quickly trace a route from your computer to any other device. A utility that traces a packet from your computer to an Internet host, showing how many hops the packet requires to reach the host and how long each hop takes. If you're visiting a Web site and pages are appearing slowly, you can use traceroute to figure out where the longest delays are occurring. Visual Trace Route utility work by sending packets with low time-to-live (TTL) fields.

1Enter host name (or
2 Press the button "Tracert"

SysAid Help Desk & Inventory 5.1 is software for organizations' IT departments that provides asset management and monitoring, automatically scanning the organization's network, listing and testing its machines. SysAid Help Desk Software provides details on each machine (its hardware, software, history, and more), allows you to configure different tests for it and lets you remote control it. SysAid also provides help desk

Port Scanners:

Free IP scanner is a very fast IP scanner and port scanner. It is intended for both system administrators and general users to monitor and manage their networks. Powered with multi-thread scan technology, it can scan hundreds computers per second. It simply pings each IP address to check if it's alive, determines hostname, MAC address, NetBIOS information, scans ports, etc. The information obtained can be exported into a file as plain text file.

Also try Free Port Scanner 2.5 or Advanced Port Scanner 1.3

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Password Crackers:

Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft operating systems.It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary & Brute-Force attacks, decoding scrambled passwords, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords and analyzing routing protocols.

Airsnort and Aircrack-ng are also great programs. Click on the links above for more information.

Wireless Tools:

Netstumbler for Windows 98-XP, Vistumbler for Vista users- are tools for Windows primarily used to assist in the detection of Wireless LANs using 802.11b/a/g standards.
Common uses include:
~ Verifying network configurations
~ Detecting causes of wireless interference
~ Detecting rogue access points

Network Analyzer/Packet Sniffer:

Wireshark is unquestionably the best free packet sniffer available. It is primarily used for network troubleshooting and analysis. This software allows the user to see all traffic being passed over the network by putting the network card into promiscuous mode. It intercepts and logs traffic passing over your network. The sniffer captures each packet as data streams flow across the network, finally decoding and analyzing its contents. Wireshark recognizes the structure of different networking protocols. Thus, it is able to display the encapsulation and the fields along with their meanings of different packets specified by different networking protocols. I suggest you keep the documentation for it handy until you feel comfortable using all of its features.