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Secunia Software Inspector

tip from Mike at Carputers.net, Dec 2006, permalink _ Security Tools


From Mike:

This is a neat vulnerability assessment tool. I keep pretty up-to-date, but it found an outdated flash.ocx file on one of my systems that was not removed during an upgrade.


I would recommend running it periodically as another means of making sure your system is as up-to-date as possible.


Secunia is well-known and well-respected in IT (as I am sure you are aware) for their work in identifying and issuing advisories on viruses and vulnerabilities.


More on what the Software Inspector does and how it works can be found here.


Thanks, and keep up the good work!




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From Clif:

Wow, Thanks Mike!

I tried it and look at all the old vulnerable software it found on my laptop. Looks like I've got some work to do.



Quote from the website

We at Secunia are proud to announce the availability of the Secunia Software Inspector. It's a free service that detects insecure versions of software that you may have installed in your system. When insecure versions are detected, the Secunia Software Inspector also provides thorough guidelines for updating thesoftware to the latest secure version from the vendor.


The Software Inspector is a Java applet, which makes it easier for you to use; no downloading required!


It detects the most popular consumer-oriented applications, such as browsers, plug-ins, IM clients, email clients, and media players, and their respective versions.


Secunia Software Inspector