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June 28th, 2012:

NMAP 6.01 Security Scanner Release

NMAP is an excellent network vulnerabilty assessment tool and a new version is now available:

QUOTE: Nmap 6.01 source code and binary packages for Linux, Windows, and Mac are available at:

Here are the changes in 6.01:

o [Zenmap] Fixed a hang that would occur on Mac OS X 10.7. A symptom of the hang was this message in the system console: 

o [Zenmap] Fixed a crash that happened when activating the host filter.   

o Fixed an error that occurred when scanning certain addresses like on Windows XP:   

o Fixed a bug that caused Nmap to fail to find any network interface when   at least one of them is in the monitor mode. o Fixed the greppable output of hosts that time-out

o [Zenmap] Updated the version of Python used to build the Windows release from 2.7.1 to 2.7.3 to remove a false-positive security alarm flagged by tools such as Secunia PSI.

Microsoft Security Essentials – New Pre-Release version

As with any beta version, please be careful and technical skills should be in place to uninstall or troubleshoot potential issues.  During first few days of testing, no issues have been discovered and it installed cleanly.

Microsoft Security Essentials – New Pre-Release version

QUOTE: As a Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease user, you will have the opportunity to explore and test new builds of Microsoft Security Essentials before they are publically available and provide feedback to Microsoft. Your feedback helps Microsoft to make its software and services the best that they can be. As a Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease user, Microsoft Security Essentials updates will automatically be installed on your computer through Microsoft Updates.