Archive | Linux Hacking


20 January 2010 | 13,110 views

BackTrack Final 4 Released – Linux Security Distribution

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and […]

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24 November 2009 | 12,449 views

Metasploit 3.3 Released! Exploitation Framework

What is Metasploit? The Metasploit Framework is a development platform for creating security tools and exploits. The framework is used by network security professionals to perform penetration tests, system administrators to verify patch installations, product vendors to perform regression testing, and security researchers world-wide. The framework is written in the Ruby programming language and includes […]

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28 September 2009 | 55,448 views

FRHACK OS v1 alpha1 – Pentesting/Security LiveCD

FRHACK OS is an updated/modified version of the latest BackTrack 4 ISO with many updated tools and fixes. This means it’s a fully fledged linux pen-testing/security environment. Some included tools & Updates gcc-4.2 sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin spoonwep-wpa-rc3.deb airsnort-0.2.7e.tar.gz wepbuster-1.0_beta_0.6 jbrofuzz-jar-15 wfuzz-1.4 tor-0.2.1.19 privoxy-3.0.8-stable-src ophcrack-3.3.1 vncrack_src-1.21 fuzzgrind_090622 A new version (coming with bug fixes, included rainbow tables, […]

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15 September 2009 | 20,800 views

FreeBSD Local Root Escalation Vulnerability

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go. It’s a pretty serious flaw this time with root escalation, thankfully it’s only a local exploit though and […]

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02 September 2009 | 9,968 views

Apache.org Hacked Using Remote SSH Key

Apache.org has been hacked quite a number of this times, last week it happened again and the whole infrastructure was down for a few hours while they sorted out what had happened and how to remedy it. Apparently one the remote SSH keys was compromised allowed attacked to upload code, the scary part is they […]

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19 August 2009 | 19,955 views

Serious Linux Kernel Vulnerability For ALL 2.4 & 2.6 Kernels

This is a serious bug, it effects all Kernel versions released since May 2001! That goes all the way back to the early 2.4 versions. It’s also exploitable according to the report – This issue is easily exploitable for local privilege escalation. In order to exploit this, an attacker would create a mapping at address […]

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07 July 2009 | 33,844 views

MultiISO LiveDVD v1.0 – BackTrack, Knoppix & Ophcrack

MultiISO LiveDVD is an integrated Live DVD technology which combines some of the very popular Live CD ISOs already available on the internet. It can be used for security reconnaissance, vulnerability identification, penetration testing, system rescue, media center and multimedia, system recovery, etc. It’s a all-in-one multipurpose LiveDVD put together. There’s something in it for […]

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30 June 2009 | 135,781 views

Kon-Boot – Reset Windows & Linux Passwords

Kon-Boot is an prototype piece of software which allows to change contents of a Linux kernel (and now Windows kernel also!!!) on the fly (while booting). In the current compilation state it allows to log into a Linux system as ’root’ user without typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to […]

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25 June 2009 | 62,100 views

BackTrack 4 Pre Release Available For Download

You may remember back in February the BETA of BackTrack 4 was released for download, the team have made many changes and have now released BackTrack 4 Pre Release. For those that don’t know BackTrack is the top rated linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started […]

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15 April 2009 | 5,595 views

Lynis 1.2.6 Released – UNIX System & Security Auditing Tool

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This software aims in assisting automated auditing, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix based systems. It […]

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