I was taking with a friend. He has no clue about computers, and he lives quite far away, so I cannot go to his house. Anyhow, he doesn't use firewall, and has broad band. Good thing he doesn't live the computer on all the time, but I was telling him about how hackers or worms could get to his PC, and he said, well then you could get into my PC too, right? And I answered yes, but I realize I really don't know how. So, we decided to set up a project. I simulate that I am a hacker, and I have to "Hack" his PC (without compromising it) and savbe reports, so we can compare with the afterwards of securing the PC.
He will run the Online security Scanners from Sygate, but beyond that I don' know what else we could test. Is there a software that I could use?
This also gets my curiosity depending on our results to do something similar at work. Security Audit would be the name, right? But we also wanted to see if beside detecting a vulnerability we could experiment with it