Following the success of the Live Hacking CD a Linux distribution packed with tools for ethical hacking and penetration testing, I decided to turn my attention to a smaller, leaner variant which fits on a Mini CD. This new version of the Live Hacking CD, dubbed the Live Hacking Mini CD, is small, faster and yet packed full of important ethical hacking tools.
The Live Hacking Mini CD is a ‘Live CD’ meaning that it runs directly from the CD and doesn’t need installing on your hard-drive. Once booted you can use the included utilities to perform penetration tests and ethically hack on your own network to ensure that it is secure from outside intruders.
To reduce this Linux distribution to a smaller size the GNOME user interface has been removed, meaning that this is a command-line only distribution. However this doesn’t detract from the power of the tools and utilities included as most of the penetration testing and ethical hacking tools are command line tools. As well as the standard Linux networking tools the Live Hacking Mini 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.