New Linux Mini Distribution for Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Fits Onto a Mini CD

Following the success of the Live Hacking CD a Linux distribution packed with tools for ethical hacking and penetration testing, Dr. Ali Jahangiri decided to turn his 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.

April 28, 2010 (FPRC) -- 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 Mini CD, a new small Linux distribution designed for ethical computer hacking. Based on its bigger brother (the Live Hacking CD) this new mini distribution contains the tools and utilities you need to test and hack your own network by using the tools and techniques employed by more malicious hackers.

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.

Dr. Jahangiri, the world renowned security expert and the brain-child behind the Live Hacking CD and the Live Hacking Mini 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.

'The Live Hacking CD has been an great success' said Dr. Ali Jahangiri. 'Now with the Mini CD I hope to put these tools into the hands of more IT professionals so they can defend against the malicious activities of unscrupulous hackers.'

The Live Hacking Mini 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 Mini 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.

Accompanying the Live Hacking CD is the 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.

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.

Dr. Ali Jahangiri
Box: 7728, 147-29 182nd Street
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Tel: +1 347-587-8700
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Keywords: Live Hacking Mini, Dr. Jahangiri, ethical computer hacking

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