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.