The Live Hacking CD is a new Linux distribution packed with tools and utilities for ethical hacking, penetration testing and countermeasure verification. Based on Ubuntu this ‘Live CD’ runs directly from the CD and doesn’t require installation on your hard-drive. Once booted you can use the included tools to test, check and ethically hack your own network to make sure that it is secure from outside intruders.
Dr. Ali Jahangiri, the well known security expert and author of Live Hacking: The Ultimate Guide to Hacking Techniques & Countermeasures for Ethical Hackers & IT Security Experts, is pleased to announce the launch of the Live Hacking CD, a new Linux distribution designed for ethical hacking. The Live Hacking CD contains the tools and utilities you need to test and hack your own network but using the tools and techniques that more malicious hackers would use.
As a derivative of Ubuntu this ‘Live CD’ runs directly from the CD and doesn’t need installing on your hard-drive. Once booted you can use the included tools to perform penetration tests and ethically hack on your own network to ensure that it is secure from outside intruders. As well as the standard Linux networking tools the Live Hacking CD has tools for DNS enumeration and reconnaissance as well as utilities for foot-printing, password cracking and network sniffing. It also has programs for spoofing and a set of wireless networking utilities.
Dr. Jahangiri, the world renowned security expert and the brain-child behind the Live Hacking CD, has made it freely available to the public to encourage IT professionals and others to enhance their knowledge and to prepare for the malicious activities of the unscrupulous hacker.
‘I am really happy to see we accomplished this public domain project and we had a strong response, from IT professionals, in the first hours of releasing the Live Hacking CD’ said Dr. Ali Jahangiri. ‘I would like to thank the Live Hacking CD team members and our senior consultant Gary Sims for their efforts and non-stop work in the past two months.’
The Live Hacking CD is based on open source technology and uses the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution as its base. All the tools included can be freely found in either the Ubuntu repositories or on the Internet. The CD is designed to be a platform to help IT security professionals (as well as those with a general interest in information security) to start, understand and conduct penetration tests and ethical hacking.
As with all community and open source projects, Dr. Jahangiri and his team welcome all comments, and suggestions along with possible cooperation opportunities to make the Live Hacking CD as complete and useful as possible.
Accompanying the Live Hacking CD is the LiveHacking.com website which contains information about Dr. Jahangiri’s book “Live Hacking: The Ultimate Guide to Hacking Techniques & Countermeasures for Ethical Hackers & IT Security Experts” and details of the Live Hacking Workshops which Dr Jahangiri runs internationally to introduce IT professionals to the world of hacking and empower them with the knowledge they need to thwart the criminal elements in cyberspace.