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This topic contains 23 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  Anthorx 5 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #3330

    Anthorx
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    Hi folks,

    I started this topic to share information and experience about OS’s and tools for Hacking and Penetration Testing. As we all know bypassing Linux in terms of hacking is nearly impossible. Sure there are some tools for Windows but nothing overcomes the flexibility and customization possibility on a Linux machine.

    So my question is: Which tools or OS’s you use to pursue your goal in gaining knowledge about computer systems?

    I for myself started with the well-known Linux distribution “Kali Linux”, then explored the Ubuntu-based “Back Box” Linux and now I’m becoming acquainted with “Arch Linux” to widen my skill-set.

    So tell me your stories and experiences.

    #3497

    JL
    Participant

    Hey guys,

    I have started with Backtrack 5 R3 then to Kali Linux and now am i using Back Box.

    #3518

    Anthorx
    Participant

    @jlouage So why do you use Back Box and not Kali Linux or Backtrack?

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    #3805

    WhiteHat4Ever
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    I began to use Kali Linux when I had to perform black box penetration testing and I gradually started to use other pen testing suites such as Backbox and BugTraq Black Widow. A pen tester should be versatile with multiple tools because one tool cannot fully perform every objective of a pen test. I haven’t neglected Kali Linux because I still use it in addition to the other suites because some distributions have different versions of Metasploit and its Armitage component. However, Canvas and Core Impact are commercial penetration testing tools and Core Impact can cost $20,000 plus so I firmly believe that the open source tools will remain to be a common favorite.

    #3814

    Anthorx
    Participant

    @ethicalmjpen Thank you for sharing your experiences. Why don’t you use one distribution with all up-to-date tools you need?

    #3835

    WhiteHat4Ever
    Participant

    I primarily use the most recent version of Kali Linux but I’ve learned that other suites do not contain the exact same type or amount of tools so I choose to be versatile and use multiple suites. Some companies have a preference in pen testing tools so it is always useful to have a hands on base in other tools beside one that is primarily used on a daily basis.

    #3836

    STARK
    Participant

    @ethicalmjpen Did you hear that offensive security just released v1.1.0?

    #3837

    WhiteHat4Ever
    Participant

    Wow..it seems like they release a newer version ever two months or so. I’ve recently came across companies that are considering the use of CANVAS and CORE IMPACT. I continue to use Kali Linux but some companies are moving towards more automated pen testing. I will definitely check into the new version of Kali Linux.

    #4800

    Tamar Everson
    Participant

    I’ve mainly used Kali up until now (and Backtrack beforehand). What are the advantages of Backbox though?

    #4810

    dkorzhevin
    Participant

    I prefer use Kali Linux

    #4829

    Anonymous

    Windows 7. And sometimes Kali Linux.

    #4830

    mr_clark
    Moderator

    Romain…I’m just getting more into the pentesting side of security and you mention using Windows 7 primarily. Do you find many gaps in available tools over using Kali or other security related Linux distros?

    During my recent GPEN course I’d say 75% of the tools we used were Linux specific.

    Myself I’m a hardcore Linux geek so I only run Windows for work related stuff or when I absolutely have to. Interested to hear what you have to say.

    #4832

    Anonymous

    I’m kidding :p of course Linux is better ! just saying that Windows can be great once you’ve got the right tools (that are hard to find)

    #4856

    mr_clark
    Moderator

    Could’ve been worse. You could’ve said “I primarily use HP-UX or AIX”

    #5280

    SUM6
    Participant

    The videos here are just 2-3 min long…….??
    i don’t how to start with the available content here?
    can anyone guide me here….what to do next.
    or they just upload these things.
    i just can’t understand what to do….plz plz tell me what to do???

    #5554

    Anthorx
    Participant

    @sum6 Just 2-3 minutes? There are modules which last 15 minutes or more. Are you completely new to this area or do you have some experience? I would recommend starting with the Systems Administration courses at http://fastfix.my?exam=systems-administration/ if you don’t have any knowledge in terms of computers. Then I’d continue with Network Administration at http://fastfix.my?exam=network-administration/ so you have basic knowledge about computers and networking and finally you can sharpen your security skills with the Cyber Security courses at http://fastfix.my?exam=cyber-security/.

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    #5603

    SUM6
    Participant

    @enolrekcah thanks bro.

    #5614

    Anthorx
    Participant

    @sum6 No problem. I’m happy I could help 😉 If there’s anything you want to know, just ask. Maybe I can help 😉

    #7325

    Hacker Pranay
    Participant

    tell me best tool!!

    #7491

    Anthorx
    Participant

    @hindcyberdevil There is actually no “best tool”. If you tell me what you do have in mind, I will be able to help you out.

    Greetings
    EnolRekcah

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