One-stop shopping for
all the utilities and sites that can help you make your system or network as
tight and secure as possible.
and Security on your PC: Your guide to ensuring maximum personal privacy
and securing your PC against snoops and spyware.
Welcome to ExtremeTech/Syscheck, our clearinghouse of sites, software,
and services that test your browser, your system, or your network for
security flaws and vulnerabilities.
We've organized our links into five categories:
Within each section, we've listed the links or programs in their order of
likely usefulness to you. Feel free to use the discussion link attached to
this article to express your opinion about these links, our judgments, or
any other aspect of network or system security.
A gentle reminder: This list contains powerful hacking and scanning
tools. Many of them will trigger security alarms in firewalls and cause
backtraces to your machine. You could lose your job or your ISP service for
unauthorized probing. Read your Terms of Service agreement.
Special thanks to Matthew Leeds, VP of Operations at Gracenote, for
sharing his personal list and comments on online security and scanning
tools, which is merged with ours. If you have a favorite program or link
that you think deserves to be on this list, email me at email@example.com.