The iamlost Best Free Tools ListNote: Links added to meet revised requirements.
They were checked...but should any lead you to strange places please send a postcard. Nothing beats a LAPP Debian Linux
- the open source operating system.Apache HTTP Server
- the open source web server.PostgreSQL
- the world's most advanced open source database.PHP
- general purpose scripting language.Domain & Network Tools
:ph34r: Note: The ones in bold italics are not advised for the faint at heart.BASE
- PHP based IDS analysis engine.LeechFTP
- ftp client.Metasploit Framework
- platform for developing, testing, and running exploit code.
* You might like to read this first.OpenSSH
- secure access of remote computers.PuTTY
- secure access of remote computers.Sara
(Security Auditor's Research Assistant) - vulnerability assessment tool.Snort
- (IDS) intrusion, detection, and prevention system.Tcpdump
- network protocol analyzer.Tripwire
- file integrity checker.Xenu's Link Sleuth
- link integrity checker.The Pretty Picture Stuff AutoStitch
- automatic 2d image stitcher.Blender
- 3d modelling application.ColorPic
- colour picker and colour palette creator.Inkscape
- vector graphics application.Irfanview
- view and edit most graphics formats.The Gimp
- (GNU Image Manipulation Program) raster graphics editor.The Code and Copy Stuff
- source code and text editor.OpenOffice
- complete office suite.RegexCoach
- graphical WinApp for interactively experimenting with (Perl compatible regex toolkits like PCRE) regular expressions.My Computer
- file archiver.Microsoft Virtual PC
- create separate virtual machines/sandboxes.TrueCrypt
- encryption utilitySurf Like a Fox
* DOM Inspector
- inspect and edit the live DOM of any web document or XUL application while browsing.
* Live HTTPHeaders
- View HTTP headers of a page while browsing.
- lightweight RSS and Atom feed reader for FF.
* Web Developer ToolbarXeroBank Browser
(TorPark) - Firefox variation with Tor on a USB flash drive - great for internet cafes.Note: This is one area where free is very good but (S&D excepted) the paid versions (that would be another thread) are better.
If you need to play in bad neighbourhoods real-time protection is well worth the investment.AVG (Free Edition) AntivirusAVG (Free Edition) Anti-Spyware
(formerly Ewido)Spybot, Search & DestroyThreatFire (Free Edition)
- Host based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)
Edited by iamlost, 24 January 2008 - 01:47 PM.