FAQs

The information in this document applies to version 6.5 of Syhunt Hybrid.

Syhunt Dynamic FAQs

How many time Syhunt Dynamic will take to run all the tests?
Duration depends on the number of pages and applications your website contains and the scan method you selected. The web application checks (after the crawling stage) is usually the part of the scan that can take more time and depends on the size of the target site.

Can I load a previous scan session and re-run reports again?
Yes, select the Past Sessions option from the Menu. The Session Manager screen will open. Click Generate Report for the session you want and you will see the session results and the options to export data and generate reports.

Is there a list of tests that are conducted using the updated version of Syhunt?
You can get an idea of the tests by clicking the Menu -> Help, and then select Vulnerability List.

Do any of the tests crash the tested host?
As far as crashing the host - there are denial of service checks which may crash the tested host - you can turn those off when scanning though.

Does Syhunt Dynamic have any problems with personal firewalls?
Yes, you'll just have to let the firewall know that Syhunt is authorized to make connections to the Internet. However, some software firewalls do not handle high loads very well. It is not recommended to run both a personal firewall and Syhunt on the same machine.

If you're running a PC firewall on the scanning system that does outbound filtering, try disabling it - we've occassionally seen firewalls automatically block a program's socket calls without first prompting the user as to whether or not it should be allowed to make connections.

Is there any way to scan ports 23 (telnet) and 21 (ftp)?
No, Syhunt Dynamic is not a general purpose security scanner, it is specialized for evaluating web applications.

Name Changes

What happened to Sandcat Platinum, TrustSight and Collapse?
Sandcat Platinum was renamed to Sandcat Pro a few years ago and later to Syhunt Dynamic. The TrustSight and Collapse technology was absorbed into the Syhunt Dynamic software.