Thursday, June 03, 2010

Web Security Tools²: skipfish and iScanner

June's toolsmith in the ISSA Journal covers skipfish and iScanner.

Skipfish and iScanner, albeit quite different, are both definite additions for your toolkits.
Reduction of web application security flaws as well as the identification and removal of obfuscated malcode are important ongoing processes as part of your proactive and reactive defensive measures.

Skipfish is an “active web application security reconnaissance tool that prepares an interactive sitemap for the targeted site by carrying out a recursive crawl and dictionary-based probes.”

iScanner is a Ruby-based tool that “detects and removes malicious code and webpages malware from your website with automated ease. iScanner will not only show you the infected files from your server but it’s also able to clean these files by removing the malware code from the infected files.”

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