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Old 05-03-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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Question Beginer Penetration Testing Live Cds

Hello. I was wondering if anybody would know of a fully-completed live cd linux distro for security. This would probably be one that is less complex as some of the others. I plan to move on to some of the more advanced distros such as knoppix std and backtrack once I have an adequate grip on the methods. If possible, I would prefer that this include good support for wardriving.

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Old 05-03-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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I don't know much about it, but you could check out nUbuntu as well. I can't say how well it will fit the profile you're looking for, but it's worth a look.
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I've tried a number and I really liked backtrack2. I know you mentioned it as one of the more advanced, but it has a really nice user-friendly GUI, great hardware recognition, and a ton of pen-testing tools. IMO it's one of the more easier to use security-centric live CDs. Most others seemed to have really stripped down interfaces which can be a bit befuddling for newbies. Plus many of them haven't been updated in awhile so some of there tools are getting old (especially the wardriving stuff which has advanced recently).
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Also, check out Damn Vulnerable Linux

It seems as if they are still polishing up the distro for final release, but it's geared more towards someone just learning how to pen test; whereas BackTrack is a full-fledged tool for professional use (or more for advanced users, anyway).

Definitely worth keeping an eye on.



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