If Microsoft Had Written Nmap

Wednesday, 6 November 2002, 12:08 PM EST

This amusing article was written by security expert Ed Skoudis, author of "Counter Hack".

Nmap, the premiere port scanner written by Fyodor, is a must-have tool for security professionals and computer attackers alike. Unnecessary open ports on a system could offer an entryway for an attacker to undermine the machine.

Microsoft offers a variety of useful tools in its flagship business suite, Microsoft Office®. What if, in a bizarro, make-believe parallel Universe, Microsoft expanded Office beyond Microsoft Word®, Microsoft Excel®, and Microsoft Outlook® to include…. Microsoft Nmap®.

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Comment:

Check it out, it's really worth a look :)

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