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Ethical Hacking Tools – Live Hacking CD

LogoI’m glad to share the information about Live hacking CD that is a Linux distribution packaged with collection of amazing tools for ethical hacking and penetration testing, that includes some IPv6 tools. This 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.\r\n\r\nLive Hacking CD is based on Ubuntu. This Live CD runs directly from the CD and there is no need installation of these tools on your hard disk. You can use the bundled  tools to test, check, ethical hack and perform penetration tests on your network to make sure that it is secure from outside intruders.\r\n\r\nAs well the standard Linux networking tools like ping, wget, curl, telnet and ssh, 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.\r\n\r\nThis CD is based on open source technology and based on Ubuntu Linux. All the tools included can be freely found in either the Ubuntu repositories on from 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.\r\n\r\nThe Live Hacking Mini CD is a small Linux distribution designed for ethical hacking. This is compact version of Live Hacking CD contains all necessary tools and utilities but GUI interface is not included in this CD and it’s command based only.\r\n\r\nDownload Live Hacking CD\r\n

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  • Live Hacking CD, Version 1.2 Beta August 25, 2010, ISO-MD5 Hash: ded9ce8ee66c7d7e23f535d38a10e91f Download (SourceForge.net)
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  • Live Hacking CD, Version 1.1 Full April 27, 2010, ISO-MD5 Hash: dd1d96aec7821e6b623c93a1c9569658 Download (SourceForge.net)
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  • Live Hacking Mini CD, Version 1.0 Beta, April 27, ISO-MD5 Hash: dd19a497421f37c508d681586e132c99 Download (SourceForge.net)
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Clonezilla – Live & Enterprise

cloneZilla LogoClonezilla is a bootable CD-ROM designed for partition / disk backup and restoration. Unlike SystemRescueCD, Clonezilla Live doesn’t contain an array of utilities, instead, it is a single, focused tool. If you’re interested in simply backing up or restoring whole partitions to or from files, or copying one partition onto another, Clonezilla might be just what you’re looking for.\r\n\r\nThere are two primary uses for a tool such as this one: backup and subsequent restoration in the event of a mishap or creating a clone of an existing system. So, you could install Linux on one machine, backup the entire disk to a file and then copy the setup to other machines. On the other hand, the partition imaging allows you to do a system backup that can restore a complete system, unlike a traditional backup utility that can only restore your files.\r\n\r\nWhen imaging to a file, the resulting file should be smaller than the entire size of the partition because Clonezilla doesn’t back up the free space. It has support for most of the file systems that you are likely to encounter and it can backup those that it doesn’t recognise, although this results in larger files. When restoring a partition, the hard disk drive must be the same size or larger than the source hard drive, but you can copy a smaller hard drive onto a larger one.\r\n\r\nNote that another version of Clonezilla, Clonezilla SE (Server Edition) is designed for restoring partitions to multiple machines via a network for mass cloning. Clonezilla Live, the version that we are discussing here, can restore or backup a single partition over a network or a removable storage device such as a USB stick, or even another local hard drive. A partition image file can’t reside upon a partition that is going to be operated upon.\r\n\r\nNow that we’ve determined what Clonezilla is for, how easy is it to use? The answer is that the procedure is very simple. The start up menu is, as you might expect, mainly orientated towards starting the partition copying utility, although it does feature options for network booting, starting FreeDOS or running Memtest. This means that, if armed with only a Clonezilla Live disc, you might find yourself stuck if you needed to edit some files or even edit the partition table of a disk.\r\n\r\nOnce Clonezilla Live has booted, it presents the user with a text mode, menu driven interface that is used throughout the system. After choosing the keymap and language, one then answers a simple question to determine whether to clone to and from image files or to copy to and from partitions. You select the source and destination partitions from the menu and confirm that you are ready to proceed. After confirmation, Clonezilla churns away for a while, and hey presto, your cloning or imaging operation is complete. It’s as simple as that.\r\n\r\nNaturally, the usual warnings about being careful with a tool like this apply.\r\n\r\nClonezilla is designed for one task, and that orientation brings with it the advantage of simplicity of operation. For this reason, it could form the basis of a regular system backup or cloning set up, even though it doesn’t offer any maintenance features outside of the core functionality. The Clonezilla website.