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LXer 03-15-2012 12:20 PM

LXer: Anonymous Hacker Group Releases Own Ubuntu Based Distribution
 
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Anonymous Hacker Group has released their own Ubuntu based distribution named Anonymous OS. It uses Ubuntu 11.10 as base and comes with MATE desktop environment. Many applications useful for Web security and other Anonymous approved apps are pre-installed. Anonymous OS is created for educational purposes and for tightening web security. The group has advised not to use these tools for attacking any web page or some other kind of illegal activities.

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H_TeXMeX_H 03-15-2012 12:26 PM

I'm sure it is loaded with malware. Should I waste my time checking to see if this is true, or just forget about it and do something more productive ?

brianL 03-15-2012 12:34 PM

Forget about it. It's just another gubmint gimmick to mess with your mind.

H_TeXMeX_H 03-15-2012 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4627608)
Forget about it. It's just another gubmint gimmick to mess with your mind.

Or track you while also making you think you are "Anonymous".

BTW, Anonymous and anonymous are antonyms.

brianL 03-15-2012 12:53 PM

Is anonymity really possible on the 'net?

k3lt01 03-15-2012 01:23 PM

Some excerpts from an article on the bbc.

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Originally Posted by http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17381214
The "official" Anonymous group has distanced itself from the software.

In a widely circulated tweet, AnonOps claimed the operating system was riddled with viruses

Soon after the operating system became available, the AnonOps account on Twitter posted a message saying it was fake and "wrapped in trojans".

The creators of the OS denied it was infected with viruses adding that, in the world of open-source software, "there were no viruses".

After downloading and running the software, Rik Ferguson, director of Trend Micro's European security research efforts, said it was "a functional OS with a bunch of pre-installed tools that can be used for things like looking for [database] vulnerabilities or password cracking".

Mr Ferguson said he was starting work to find out if there were any viruses or booby-traps buried in the code.

Be careful but being paranoid is silly, you are on the internet afterall, nothing you do is truly anonymous in cyber space.

craigevil 03-15-2012 03:03 PM

Several Anon twitter accounts have all said it has malware in it and not to use it.


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Be careful but being paranoid is silly, you are on the internet afterall, nothing you do is truly anonymous in cyber space.
Not totally but you can sure as heck try.

Anon does have some useful info, and not the bad/hacking kind, in their Care Package.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28521935/Ano...%20Package.zip
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Anonymous Care Package:

Includes the following as a zipped folder:

AnonymousMask.pdf
AnonymousRiotGuide.pdf
AnonymousSecurityStarterHandbook.pdf
Artwork
DeclarationOfIndependenceOfCyberspace.txt
Firefox-plugins
FirstAid-Made-Easy.pdf
FirstAid-MilitarManual.pdf
FreeSoftwareFoundation-BypassingCensorship.pdf
NSA-HowTo-Safely-Publish-WordtoPDF.pdf
ramdisk.zip
RSF.org-Handbook-For-CyberDissidents.pdf
Tor-Howto-Windows.mov

brianL 03-15-2012 05:18 PM

SourceForge have checked it out, here's their conclusion:
http://sourceforge.net/blog/anonymous-os-response/

k3lt01 03-16-2012 01:56 AM

I think they have done the right thing.

craigevil 03-16-2012 03:10 AM

Too bad for the 40,000 people that were dumb enough to download it. Now the FBI/NSA has a wide open door into their PC.

k3lt01 03-16-2012 03:41 AM

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Originally Posted by craigevil (Post 4628116)
Too bad for the 40,000 people that were dumb enough to download it. Now the FBI/NSA has a wide open door into their PC.

Lol, I love conspiracy theories.


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