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Insecure.Org Unveils Nmap Security Scanner Version 5.00

Improvements include whole users' guide detailing security testing and network administration tasks, Ndiff scan comparison tool
July 16, 2009 -- Insecure.Org is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 5.00 from This is the first stable release since 4.76 (last September), and the first major release since the 4.50 release in 2007. Dozens of development releases led up to this.

Considering all the changes, we consider this the most important Nmap release since 1997, and we recommend that all current users upgrade.

Here are the top 5 improvements in Nmap 5:

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Kelly Jackson Higgins 2, Editor-in-Chief, Dark Reading