DEFCON 16: List of tools and stuff released

 Guest editorial by Rob FullerDEFCON, the 9000+ attendee hacker conference in Vegas has become a sort of hydra conference. It has become more like a global fair than what most people think of conferences; even the badge is highly unique.
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 Guest editorial by Rob Fuller

Defcon 16 tools and utilities

DEFCON, the 9000+ attendee hacker conference in Vegas has become a sort of hydra conference. It has become more like a global fair than what most people think of conferences; even the badge is highly unique.

I say this because there are so many things to do at DEFCON, other than going to talks, that you could spend your whole weekend looking at the "World’s Largest Boar!”, so to speak. One of the CTF (Capture the Flag) contest winners this year actually exclaimed that he only made it to 2 talks in 12 years! I am also one of those individuals who barely get a chance to go to talks and now that the speaker pool is so diverse, it's hard to find all of the "stuff" they release.

Before anyone has a chance to post "it's all on the DEFCON CD dummy," I want to challenge them to try. After a weekend of googling (which came back with few results) and making contact with some of the speakers, I provide you with a mostly accurate list of "stuff" that was released at DEFCON this year. If any of the information is inaccurate, or a tool is missing, please contact me and I will update this post.

Beholder – by Nelson Murilo and Luis Eduardo

  • Description: An open source wireless IDS program
  • Homepage Link: http://www.beholderwireless.org/
  • Email Address: bh@beholderwireless.org
  • The Middler – by Jay Beale
  • Description: The end-all be-all of MITM tools
  • Homepage Link: http://www.themiddler.com/ (Online?)
  • Preface Link: http://www.intelguardians.com/themiddler.html
  • ClientIPS – by Jay Beale
  • Description: An open source inline “transparent” client-side IPS
  • Homepage Link: http://www.ClientIPS.org/  (Online?)
  • Marathon Tool – by Daniel Kachakill
  • Description: A Blind SQL Injection tool based on heavy queries
  • Download Link: DEFCON 16 CD. No online link found.
  • Email Address: dani@kachakil.com
  • The Phantom Protocol – by Magnus Brading
  • Description: A Tor-like protocol that fixes some of Tor’s major attack vectors
  • Homepage Link: http://code.google.com/p/phantom
  • Email Address: brading@fortego.se
  • ModScan – by Mark Bristow
  • Description: A SCADA Modbus Network Scanner
  • Homepage Link: http://modscan.googlecode.com/
  • Email Address: mark.bristow@gmail.com
  • Grendel Scan – by David Byrne
  • Description: Web Application scanner that searches for logic and design flaws as well as the standard flaw seen in the wild today (SQL Injection, XSS, CSRF)
  • Homepage Link: http://grendel-scan.com/
  • iKat – interactive Kiosk Attack Tool  (This site has an image as a banner that is definitely not safe for work! – You have been warned) by Paul Craig
  • Description: A web site that is dedicated to helping you break out of Kiosk jails
  • Homepage Link: http://ikat.ha.cked.net
  • Email Address: paul.craig@security-assessment.com
  • DAVIX – by Jan P. Monsch and Raffael Marty
  • Description: A SLAX based Linux Distro that is geared toward data/log visualization
  • Homepage Link: http://code.google.com/p/davix/
  • Download Link: http://www.geekceo.com/davix/davix-0.5.0.iso.gz
  • Email Addresses: jan.monsch@iplosion.com and raffy@secviz.org
  • CollabREate – by Chris Eagle and Tim Vidas
  • Description: An IDA Pro plugin with a server backend that allows multiple people to collaborate on a single RE (reverse engineering) project.
  • Homepage Link: http://www.idabook.com/defcon
  • Email Addresses: cseagle@gmail.com and tvidas@gmail.com
  • Dradis – by John Fitzpatrick
  • Description: A tool for organizing and sharing information during a penetration test
  • Homepage: http://dradis.sourceforge.net
  • Email Address: john.fitzpatrick@mwrinfosecurity.com
  • Squirtle – by Kurt Grutzmacher
  • Description: A Rouge Server with Controlling Desires that steals NTLM hashes.
  • Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/squirtle (Live?)
  • Email Address: grutz@jingojango.net
  • WhiteSpace – by Kolisar
  • Description: A script that can hide other scripts such as CSRF and iframes in spaces and tabs
  • Download Link: DEFCON 16 CD
  • VoIPer – by nnp
  • Description: VoIP automated fuzzing tool with support for a large number of VoIP applications and protocols
  • Homepage Link: http://voiper.sourceforge.net/
  • Barrier – by Errata Security
  • Description: A browser plugin that pen-tests every site that you visit.
  • Homepage Link: http://www.erratasec.com
  • Email Address: sales@erratasec.com
  • Psyche – by Ponte Technologies
  • Description: An advanced network flow visualization tool that is not soley based on time.
  • Homepage Link: http://psyche.pontetec.com/
  • * Rob Fuller is a security researcher and pen-tester. He can be found on Twitter and in Room 362.

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