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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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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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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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BackTrack BETA 4 Released for Public Download

The Remote Exploit Development Team is happy to announce the release of BackTrack 4 Beta. In this latest version of BackTrack 4 there have been some conceptual changed and some new and exciting features. The most significant of these changes is the expansion from the realm of a Pentesting LiveCD towards a full blown “Distribution”. […]

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nUbuntu Development Kicking Off Again – Security LiveCD

We did mention nUbuntu long ago in our famous 10 Best Security Live CD Distros (Pen-Test, Forensics & Recovery) article. After that it stopped development for quite some time, thankfully some new blood has picked it up and development has started again! With over a year of inactivity, the latest alpha of nUbuntu 8.04 has […]

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Lynis – Security & System Auditing Tool for UNIX/Linux

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 is a tool that might be useful for both penetration testers performing white box tests and system admins […]

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Russix – LiveCD Linux Distro for Wireless Penetration Testing & WEP Cracking

It looks like it might be time to update our very well received list of the 10 Best Security Live CD Distros (Pen-Test, Forensics & Recovery) since we have Russix now and Backtrack new version is on the way out. Russix is a Slax based Wireless Live Linux. It has been designed to be light […]

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Metasploit Framework v3.1 Released for Download

Ah Metasploit development cycle seems to be picking up, I guess with greater community support the bugs get ironed out and the new features introduced faster. Good to see an update so soon after Metasploit Framework v3.0 was released. I keep closely up to date with Metasploit as it’s pretty much the best free tool […]

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BackTrack Live Hacking CD BETA 3 Released

The guys at BackTrack e-mailed me to let me know their Version 3 BETA has been released recently, and perhaps our readers would like to know about it. For those that don’t know BackTrack evolved from the merging of two wide spread security related distributions – Whax and Auditor Security Collection. By joining forces and […]

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WabiSabiLabi Pimping ClamAV Vulnerability & Exploit

Interesting, a new arena for marketing spin and sales talk – the auctioning of exploits. WabiSabiLabi is pushing hard for a good price for a ClamAV vulnerability and exploit that it has gotten hold of, it’s dosing it up with a good portion of spin to make it seem like the next big thing – […]

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