xStorm Cloud Based Vulnerability Scanner from RandomStorm

This is a follow up from my recent posts about the company RandomStorm and its products.

After my initial phone conversation they sent me a complementary access to their xStorm Cloud Based Vulnerability Scanner.

Well recently I had sometime to investigate, these are my findings, hope you enjoy.

First off this is only a brief look at this product, there is probably so much more to it than I can explore here with the limited trial that RandomStorm gave me.

OK, first your have to start up your browser, I choose Google Chrome, but Firefox or even Internet Explorer will suffice.

You will be met with a login screen

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Do Microsoft Have Tunnel Vision?

A recent post on Threatpost website reporting that the Stuxnet virus was reported over a year ago in Hackin9 magazine.

Why do they not have employee’s scouring the internet forums, IRC, mailing list etc to for warn the company of impending attacks or vulnerabilities.

Come Microsoft, Adobe get your acts together, hmmm I think I’ve been here already this week.

Article taken from ThreatPost

A security flaw affecting Microsoft’s Windows operating system that was exploited by the Stuxnet worm was publicly disclosed more than a year before the worm appeared, according to a researcher at Symantec Corp.

Microsoft, Adobe – Get Your Act Together

Having just read a post on one of my favorite blogs Attack Vector about the recent developments surrounding the new Adobe Reader 0day, here is the link to Matts excellent argument for all of us to sing the praises of open source or not so well known software applications that fulfill the same purpose as the over priced over vulnerable offerings from Microsoft and Adobe.

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RSMangler – Free Tool from RandomStorm

In my previous post I mentioned a company called RandomStorm and some of the products they have, well one of those products is free and its called RSMangler, basically is word-list generator with a few extras, that can be used with tools like John The Ripper.


Its incredibly easy to use and creates really excellent word-lists in no time all.

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Secunia PSI 2.0 Beta

I’ve been testing this nifty little tool Secunia PSI 2.0 Beta over last 2 weeks and I have to say I’m mighty impressed.

It basically scans your PC/Laptop for installed software, works out the version of the software, checks with Secunia’s database and decides if it insecure, End of Life or OK.

Some applications are updated automatically, ie Adobe Reader, Flash Player etc.

A few screen shots to whet your appetite…

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