Yesterday, Packet Storm re-launched with a completely new website, both in looks and functionality, adding lots of web2.0 features like favorites, commenting, trending, tagging and rss everywhere, etc..
In my opinion the new framework is very promising, but hey, why not decide for yourself. Here is the e-mail announcing the launch:
November 15, 2010 – Today is the launch of a completely
new version of Packet Storm that has been long awaited
and is long overdue. The security community has given
us a lot of feedback during our design phase and we
have attempted to integrate many features.
As you may already know, Packet Storm is home to a
massive security portal that houses news, whitepapers,
advisories, exploits and tools.
It’s a place to showcase your work, whether it be
a research advisory or a tool you wrote. It’s a
place to check news headlines coming down the
wire or to find out about the latest vulnerabilities.
The goal of the new site is usability and integration.
We realized that this community is missing a centralized
portal to appropriately promote their work and interact
with others in the community.
The site currently hosts:
More than 38,000 advisories
More than 20,000 exploits
More than 5,000 tools
More than 2,000 whitepapers
Full historical view of releases – going all the way back to 1998.
New core features:
Trending for top author, popular topics and daily additions
Tagging exists all over the place
Commenting is allowed everywhere
RSS feeds are all over the place
Search Users, Files, News and Authors
Commenting, favorites and the ability to view the favorites of the people you follow.
CVE and OSVDB integration
Privacy settings for all personal information
You can send messages to other users
You can switch to a minimal listing view
You can set your primary mirror; we’re on four continents
Share items with Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit, LinkedIn, etc
Your very own author page and author id.
Ability to add biographic information and a picture.
Authors ranked by releases per month
If an already established author applies with the
same email address as is stored in the archive,
their profile will be linked to their work on the site.