Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

Tails and the NSA in the News Again

July 6th, 2014 Comments off

Not only was the Tails LiveCD used by Edward Snowden, an article about it published by Linux Journal was (is?) a trigger to for the NSA.

The pattern matches one particular article on Linux Journal, posted in August of 2011: “Linux Distro: Tails—You Can Never Be Too Paranoid.”

via The NSA thinks Linux Journal is an “extremist forum”? | Ars Technica.

To celebrate, Linux Journal is publishing a new 3 part article on Tails, which can be read at:


Categories: News, Security, Tails

MultiBootISOs Boots Multiple Operating Systems from a USB Drive

July 12th, 2010 Comments off

Can’t decide whether you should commit your spare thumb drive to Windows recovery, Ubuntu, or some other live-booting OS? Run MultiBootISOs on your USB drive, and you won’t have to choose—you’ll just choose between them at start-up.

via Lifehacker

Categories: Desktop, Rescue, Security

Hive Five Winner for Best Live CD: Backtrack

February 26th, 2009 5 comments

The winner to LifeHacker’s Best Live CD poll is the excellent security focused Backtrack.

Lifehacker readers apparently love a live CD that is all work and no play. Backtrack, a security-oriented live CD packed with useful tools, took home the crown for top live CD.

Categories: BackTrack, News, Security

How To Reset A Forgotten Root Password With Knoppix

March 10th, 2008 1 comment

HowtoForge resets the root password of a Linux system with Knoppix.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix, Security

BackTrack 2 security live CD

April 24th, 2007 3 comments reviews BackTrack 2.

BackTrack is a live CD Linux distribution that focuses on penetration testing. A merger of two older security-related distros — Whax and Auditor Security Collection — BackTrack bundles more than 300 security tools.

Categories: BackTrack, Reviews, Security

Home User Thursday March 15, 2007 Wiping old hard disks

March 17th, 2007 Comments off

The Star Online has some instructions for using Darik’s Boot and Nuke to erase hard drives.

Securing Linux by breaking it with Damn Vulnerable Linux

February 28th, 2007 Comments off reviews an interesting new LiveCD designed for learning software security.

“The main idea behind DVL,” says Schneider, “was to build up a training system that I could use for my university lectures.” His goal was to design a Linux system that was as vulnerable as possible, to teach topics such as reverse code engineering, buffer overflows, shellcode development, Web exploitation, and SQL injection.

How to crack a Windows password with Ophcrack Live CD

February 1st, 2007 4 comments

Lifehacker uses screenshots to show how to crack Windows passwords with a LiveCD.

Insert Linux recovery live cd

December 18th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: INSERT, Reviews, Security

nUbuntu 6.10 Released

November 22nd, 2006 Comments off

A new version of nUbuntu, a distro focused on network security and available in LiveCD form, has been released.

Categories: nUbuntu, Releases, Security

BackTrack 2.0 Beta

November 1st, 2006 4 comments

The BackTrack security LiveCD has released a download link for the beta of version 2.0.

Categories: BackTrack, Releases, Security

Sectoo–A Live Look at Gentoo

September 8th, 2006 Comments off

LinuxPlanet has a review of Sectoo, a Gentoo based security LiveCD.

Rousseau wanted to make Sectoo Linux a lightweight system, in terms of minimal requirements. He said that 64MB or even 32MB of RAM should be enough to run Sectoo.

Categories: Reviews, Sectoo, Security

Protecting wireless networks

September 5th, 2006 Comments off mentions BackTrack as a quick way to run Kismet in their article on wireless security tools.

Categories: BackTrack, News, Security

How do you dispose of old hard drives?

August 28th, 2006 Comments off

Computerworld Blogs gives some quick advice for destroying the data on old hard drives.

Categories: News, Security

A comparison of BSD live CDs

June 19th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly reviews all the popular BSD LiveCDs available for download.

GNU/Linux live CDs are increasingly playing an important role in the free software community. They serve as advocacy tools, they make it possible for newbies to try out software without having to install anything and they make fantastic rescue disks. While all the best known live CDs are GNU/Linux variants, there are also several *BSD live CDs out there. I decided to give them a test run.

BackTrack 1.0 Final Released

May 26th, 2006 2 comments

The long awaited final release of BackTrack, the combination of WHAX (Whoppix) and Auditor, is out and available for download.

Categories: BackTrack, Releases, Security

Frenzy 1.0 Beta 1 Screenshots

May 4th, 2006 Comments off has screenshots of the new Frenzy 1.0 Beta 1 BSD LiveCD.

Categories: Frenzy, Screenshots, Security

Interview with James Haidut writer of Arudius

March 17th, 2006 Comments off has an interview with the creator of Arudius. Arudius is a smaller LiveCD based on MiniSlack.

Categories: Arudius, Interviews, Security

10 Best Security Live CD Distros (Pen-Test, Forensics & Recovery)

March 14th, 2006 Comments off summarizes ten different security based LiveCDs and rates them. A good article for figuring out which security LiveCD to add to your toolbox.

Categories: Reviews, Security

Penetration Tester’s Open Source Toolkit

February 24th, 2006 Comments off

Caffeinated Security has a review of Penetration Tester’s Open Source Toolkit, a book which includes the Auditor LiveCD.

Categories: Reviews, Security