OCR, Fax, Scanning & Social Networking

Here is a comprehensive summary of all the APIs we use mainly for social networking and for OCR, Fax and Scanning purposes.

OCR API

It is used for the text detection from images. It can read a wide variety of image formats and convert them to text in over 60 languages. It works on Linux, Windows (with VC++ Express or CygWin) and Mac OSX. It can also be compiled for other platforms, including Android and the iPhone, though these are not as well tested platforms.

Fax API

With Fax API, you can start sending faxes from your applications within minutes. Integrate the Fax API in your web forms, custom applications or to build your own fax gateway. Designed to accommodate the most demanding enterprise faxing volume, Fax API achieves your faxing goals without the need for additional hardware, software or phone lines. With Fax OCR Cover Sheet Solution you can build a highly automated workflow and document management system to process your incoming faxes.

Nmap port Scanner

Nmap (Network Mapper) is a security scanner originally written by Gordon Lyon used to discover hosts and services on a computer network, thus creating a “map” of the network. To accomplish its goal, Nmap sends specially crafted packets to the target host and then analyzes the responses. The software provides a number of features for probing computer networks, including host discovery and service and operating system detection. These features are extensible by scripts that provide more advanced service detection, vulnerability detection, and other features. Nmap is also capable of adapting to network conditions including latency and congestion during a scan. Nmap is under development and refinement by its user community. Nmap was originally a Linux-only utility, but it was ported to Microsoft Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, BSD variants (including Mac OS X), AmigaOS, and SGI IRIX. Linux is the most popular platform, followed closely by Windows.

BlindElephant Scanner

The BlindElephant Web Application Fingerprinter attempts to discover the version of a (known) web application by comparing static files at known locations against precomputed hashes for versions of those files in all available releases. The technique is fast, low-bandwidth, non-invasive, generic, and highly automatable. BlindElephant can be used directly as a tool on the command line, or as a library to provide fingerprinting functionality to another program.

Nikto Web Scanner

Nikto Web Scanner is a Web server scanner that tests Web servers for dangerous files/CGIs, outdated server software and other problems. It performs generic and server type specific checks. It also captures and prints any cookies received. The Nikto code itself is Open Source (GPL), however the data files it uses to drive the program are not. Chris Sullo, the CFO of Open Security Foundation has written this scanner for vulnerability assessment. Nikto performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6400 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, versions on over 1200 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers.

SQL Injection Test

Some of the user inputs might be used in framing SQL statements that are then executed by the application on the database. It is possible for an application NOT to handle the inputs given by the user properly. If this is the case, a malicious user could provide unexpected inputs to the application that are then used to frame and execute SQL statements on the database. This is called SQL injection. The consequences of such an action could be alarming. This application tests for such a situation.

WhatWeb Web Site Test

WhatWeb recognizes Web technologies including content management systems (CMS), blogging platforms, statistic/analytics packages, JavaScript libraries, Web servers, and embedded devices. WhatWeb has over 900 plugins, each to recognize something different. It also identifies version numbers, email addresses, account IDs, Web framework modules, SQL errors, and more. It can be stealthy and fast, or thorough but slow. It supports an aggression level to control the tradeoff between speed and reliability.

WordPress Security Scan

WP Security scan is a comprehensive security tool that helps you secure your WordPress installation and suggests corrective measures for: securing file permissions, security of the database, version hiding, WordPress admin protection and lots more. It checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as: Passwords, File permissions, Database security, Version hiding, WordPress admin protection/security, Removes WP Generator META tag from core code.

Joomla Security Scan

Test Joomla Security with this immediate Joomla security scan service. Discover vulnerabilities, web server details and configuration errors. Joomla is one of the most popular open source content management systems and is a common target for attackers due its popularity and the wide variety of extensions that are available. These Joomla security scans will test your site for security issues, configuration errors and poor reputation links so you can get to work mitigating the vulnerabilities before you get hacked. These scans will test a Joomla installation for a number of common security issues, vulnerable modules as well as perform web reputation analysis of sites that are being linked and sites that are hosted on the same IP address.

Drupal Security Scan

Get this scanner to keep your Drupal secure against the malicious attacks and threats that might lead to losing of valuable information. Install it and get going.

Dynamic Web TWAIN

The TWAIN Working Group is a not-for-profit organization which represents the imaging industry. TWAIN’s purpose is to provide and foster a universal public standard which links applications and image acquisition devices. The ongoing mission of this organization is to continue to enhance the standard to accommodate future technologies. The three key elements in TWAIN are the application software, the Source Manager software and the Data Source software. The application uses the TWAIN toolkit which is shipped for free.

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