Friday, April 6

Secunia Software Inspector

I wanted to share a tool, created by Secunia, called Software Inspector. In short, it will scan your workstation or server and provide a patch level / vulnerability report.

Per their site:
The Secunia Software Inspector will inspect your operating system and software for insecure versions and missing security updates. A default inspection normally lasts 5-40 seconds, while a thorough inspection may take several minutes. Note: If you have anti-virus software or similar enabled, an inspection may increase significantly in duration.

This is a great tool for:

1. a quick verification of an imaged (or re-imaged) workstation or server.
2. establishing a quick baseline (or does your baseline need to be updated?)
3. a simple first step to hardening a development, security, or customer workstation / laptop.

Access the tool here. Tested on Windows only.

Remember to check the "Enable thorough ..." check box, as shown below.

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