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Jan 26 2010   1:28PM GMT

Nmap 5.20 released – 150+ improvements



Posted by: Troy Tate
Tags:
fingerprinting
information security
information security administration
network administration
network scanning
network toolkit
nmap
os fingerprinting
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penetration testing
Security

In July 2009, Fyodor released Nmap 5.0 with over 600 changes.This was the first major release since 1997. On January 20, 2010, Nmap 5.20 was released with an additional 150+ improvements. Some of these improvements include:

  • 30+ new Nmap Scripting Engine scripts
  • enhanced performance and reduced memory consumption
  • protocol-specific payloads for more effectie UDP scanning
  • a completely rewritten traceroute engine
  • massive OS and version detection DB updates (10,000+ signatures)

Nmap is an excellent tool for network administrators, security administrators and penetration testers. Get some Online Nmap video training – scan your network. You can also do interesting things like Use NMap to quickly scan a large subnet for MAC or IP addresses – even firewalled systems. Go get your copy today.

How do you use Nmap in your environment? What tips/tricks do you have to share with other ITKE readers? Leave a comment and share your experiences.

Thanks for reading and let’s continue to be good network citizens!

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