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8 Bad Ass Tools Coming Out Of Black Hat

Penetration testing, reverse engineering and other security tools that will be explained and released at Black Hat 2016.
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Amid the parties, the deal making and the overall catching up between security compatriots at the annual Black Hat pow wow in Las Vegas every year, there's a body of seriously good work that comes out of the show. Beyond the big vulnerability revelations, some of the most lasting contributions to ongoing security research and protection work comes in the form of new open source tools released by presenters at the show. This year's show will be no different. Researchers are pulling out all the stops yet again, using Black Hat as a platform to explain, release and/or promote a ton of great tools for pen testers and security operations experts. Here are some of the highlights.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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RyanSepe,
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7/31/2016 | 10:31:13 PM
AVLeak
Also, AVLeak is a very smart idea. I do wish however, that more AV designers were putting more value into heuristics and design of behavioral analytics.
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RyanSepe,
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7/31/2016 | 9:12:27 PM
Neat tools
Infection monkey is a neat premise. I'd be curious if it would allow you to get granular enough to specify what type of threats to spin up on those virtual machines, and if so exactly how granular.
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