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wildpwn – UNIX Wildcard Attack Tool

wildpwn is a Python UNIX wildcard attack tool that helps you generate attacks, based on a paper by Leon Juranic. It’s considered a fairly old-skool attack vector, but it still works quite often. The simple trick behind this technique is that when using shell wildcards, especially asterisk (*), the UNIX shell will interpret files beginning […]

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Cyborg Hawk Linux – Penetration Testing Linux Distro

Cyborg Hawk Linux is a Ubuntu (Linux) based Penetration Testing Linux Distro developed and designed for ethical hackers and penetration testers. Cyborg Hawk Distro can be used for network security and assessment and also for digital forensics. It also has various tools suited to the testing of Mobile Security and Wireless infrastructure. It’s clearly not […]

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The Linux glibc Exploit – What You Need To Know

So the Internet exploded this week with news of a pretty serious glibc exploit, something that everyone pays attention to as every Linux server uses this library and in some cases it can yield remote code execution. In basic terms the glibc DNS client (libresolv) is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow when the getaddrinfo() […]

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LaZagne – Password Recovery Tool For Windows & Linux

The LaZagne project is an open source password recovery tool used to retrieve passwords stored on a local computer. Each software stores its passwords using different techniques (plaintext, APIs, custom algorithms, databases and so on). This tool has been developed for the purpose of finding these passwords for the most commonly-used software. At this moment, […]

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LSAT – Linux Security Auditing Tool

Linux Security Auditing Tool (LSAT) is a post install security auditing tool. It is modular in design, so new features can be added quickly. It checks inetd entries and scans for unneeded RPM packages. It is being expanded to work with Linux distributions other than Red Hat, and checks for kernel versions. It (for now) […]

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BackBox Linux – Penetration Testing LiveCD

BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu – a penetration testing LiveCD. It has been developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. Designed to be fast, easy to use and provide a minimal yet complete desktop environment, thanks to its own software repositories, always being updated to the latest stable version of the […]

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Tiger – Unix Security Audit & Intrusion Detection Tool

Tiger is a Unix security audit tool that can be use both for auditing and as an intrusion detection system. It supports multiple Unix platforms and it is free and provided under a GPL license. Unlike other tools, Tiger needs only POSIX tools and is written entirely in shell language. Tiger has some interesting features […]

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unix-privesc-check – Unix/Linux User Privilege Escalation Scanner

Unix-privesc-checker is a Unix/Linux User privilege escalation scanner that runs on Unix systems (tested on Solaris 9, HPUX 11, Various Linuxes, FreeBSD 6.2). It tries to find misconfigurations that could allow local unprivileged users to escalate privileges to other users or to access local apps (e.g. databases). It’s similar in some ways to – LinEnum […]

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Parrot Security OS – Debian Based Security Oriented Operating System

Parrot Security OS is a security oriented operating system designed for Penetration Testing, Computer Forensic, Reverse engineering, Hacking, Privacy/Anonymity and Cryptography. Instead of installing the OS then painstakingly assembling your collection of security tools (and package dependencies), using something like Parrot Security OS takes care of all that for you. It is based on Debian […]

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SamuraiWTF 3.x And Onwards – Web Testing Framework Linux LiveCD

The Samurai Web Testing Framework (AKA SamuraiWTF) is a live linux environment that has been pre-configured to function as a web pen-testing environment. The CD contains the best of the open source and free tools that focus on testing and attacking websites. In developing this environment, the authors have based the tool selection on the […]

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