Live Hacking CD a Huge Success; Initial Download Figures for Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution Released
Live Hacking CD, a new Linux distribution packed with tools and utilities for ethical hacking, penetration testing and countermeasure verification, was only released a few weeks ago but already there have been thousands of downloads by those interested in using Linux for ethical hacking and penetration testing.
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March 2, 2010 (FPRC) -- Dr. Ali Jahangiri, the widely acclaimed 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 initial download figures for the Live Hacking CD, a new Linux distribution designed for ethical hacking. In the first two weeks since its release the Live Hacking CD has been downloaded over 2400 times.
Based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, the Live Hacking CD is a 'Live CD' that runs directly from the CD and doesn’t need to be installed 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.
The CD is very popular in the North American countries with the most downloads coming from the USA and Canada. Next is Europe, with a lot of interest from the newer EU countries including the Czech Republic. Also is the top ten is India. These simply statistics raise the interesting question, are these the counties where information security is taken most seriously?
Dr. Jahangiri, the founder of the Live Hacking CD project, 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. All the tools included can be freely found in either the Ubuntu repositories or on the Internet.
'The Live Hacking CD has been an overwhelming success' said Dr. Ali Jahangiri. 'Due to the success of the CD we have had problems with bandwidth, but these are good problems to have!'
The Live Hacking CD can be found on the LiveHacking.com website which also 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.
About Dr. Ali Jahangiri
Dr. Ali Jahangiri, Sc.D, LPT, CEH, CHFI, CEI, MCSE:Security and ISO27001 Lead Auditor, is a world-renowned information security expert and author. In addition to Live Hacking he has also written the Computer Network Handbook as well as many other technical papers and training manuals. He has an extensive background in computer science and has worked as an information security auditor, cyber security consultant and technical trainer. He is a Chartered IT Professional member of the British Computer Society, and a professional member of both the IEEE and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
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