System Security

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One-stop shopping for all the utilities and sites that can help you make your system or network as tight and secure as possible.

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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:

bullet Browser Tests
bullet Personal Firewall Tests
bullet System Tests and Port Scanners
bullet Network Tests
bullet Other Security Software

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 bill_machrone@ziffdavis.com.

Related Links:

bullet eWeek Security Coverage
bullet PCMag.com Security Watch
bullet PCMag.com Product Guide: Antivirus Software
bullet ExtremeTech Resource Center: Security Web Sites & White Papers



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