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Old 08-06-2002, 03:11 PM   #1
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Arrow Cracking Linux


This is a SERIOUS question. I have no intentions on going out into the world and causing havok...

I'm looking to see if I can crack into my Linux box at home from another location on the internet (IE: Parent's house. ). It's serving as the Firewall/File Server to my network of Windows XP computers. I want to see if it is possible for me to access those windows machines through my linux box (after it has been cracked with gawd knows what) and I want to see if I can gain access to some of the data stored on it (the linux box and/or windows machines if possible).

Outside of post scanning, which I have done a lot of, what are some other popular and not so shady "tools" I can use to see how vulnerable my system is? Preferably the free ones. I've seen the commerical ones and they are just a tad bit, ah hell, REALLY out of my price range. Or is port scanning my only (not so bad) hope?

I do keep my system moderately updated. I'm using the RH update tool so I know most of the software is up to date in terms of bugs but not in terms of versions (IE: Kernel)...

Any suggestions?
 
Old 08-06-2002, 03:20 PM   #2
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For instance, netcat a.k.a nc plus nmap - swiss army knife in linux security community - the killer. I believe what you are after is a good hacking/cracking book - you can start with "Hacking Linux Exposed" http://www.hackinglinuxexposed.com/
plus http://cert.org
http://www.linuxsecurity.org
http://www.securityfocus.com
and many many others resources available on the net, just don't follow the route of a scriptkiddie - it is a waste of time and brain mulfunction - meaning the brain stays in the state of halt for an entire session of scriptkidding.
 
Old 08-06-2002, 03:22 PM   #3
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For instance, netcat a.k.a nc plus nmap - swiss army knife in linux security community - the killer. I believe what you are after is a good hacking/cracking book - you can start with "Hacking Linux Exposed" http://www.hackinglinuxexposed.com/
plus http://cert.org
http://www.linuxsecurity.org
http://www.securityfocus.com
and many many others resources available on the net, just don't follow the route of a scriptkiddie - it is a waste of time and brain mulfunction - meaning the brain stays in the state of halt for an entire session of scriptkidding.
LOL! I already read that book! I was looking for something a little more indepth than that in a program so speed up the time it takes to rip open a hole and/or seal it up (if it is possible).

So I'm guess that if I read that book (Hacking Linux), and did most of their tips, I should be ok. Right?
 
Old 08-06-2002, 03:31 PM   #4
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OK, now where can I get netcat? From what I can see the developer's page no longer exists and neither does the download...

 
Old 08-06-2002, 03:48 PM   #5
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Nessus is nice. And the test is quite fast.
 
Old 08-06-2002, 04:10 PM   #6
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netcat is available from http://www.atstake.com/research/tool...work_utilities
l0ft made a nice job creating tools to security audit not only windows machines
 
  


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