Kali pentesting Linux 1.0.6 is here with Self Destruction feature


Offensive security Team, the creator of the famous Penetration testing Distro "Backtrack", has released updated version of Kali Linux.  The team has added an interesting feature to the update.

A self destruction feature has been introduced to the latest version 1.0.6.  The Kali Linux already provides disk encryption to protect the data from being accessed by thief, if it is stolen.

However, the team came with up a new idea to provide more security to the data stored in the distro, a "nuke" option.  By just entering a nuke password, you can make the data on the drive inaccessible.

Before implementing the feature, the team asked the users to vote in a poll whether to add this feature or not.  95% people(3700+) including me voted to add this feature, only 4%(140+) voted against it.

So, finally they have implemented the "nuke" option in the latest version of Kali.  How many of you think this is useful feature for you?!

Besides the nuke feature, there are 'Kali ARM Build script', 'Kali AMAZON AMI and Google Compute image generation scripts' and have added a number of tools and upgraded the existing tools.

Download BackBox Linux 3.01 -PenTesting Distro


The BackBox Team annnounced the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 3.01. This release include features such as Linux Kernel 3.2 and Xfce 4.8.

BackBox is an Ubuntu based Linux distribution penetration test and security assessment oriented providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit. BackBox desktop environment includes a minimal yet complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing.



What's new
  • New and updated hacking tools (ex. backfuzz, beef, bluediving, cvechecker, htexploit, metasploit, set, sqlmap, websploit, weevely, wpscan, zaproxy, etc.)
  • System improvements
  • Upstream components
  • Bug corrections
  • Performance boost
  • Improved auditing menu
  • Improved Wi-Fi dirvers (compat-wireless aircrack patched)

The ISO images (32bit & 64bit) can be downloaded from the following location:
http://www.backbox.org/downloads

Ubnhd2 PenTesting OS : Change your Android mobile as Hacking Device


Ubnhd2 is a security and pentest focused ubuntu/debian system that runs natively on the HTC HD2 phone. To boot this you need the Magldr on your phone and the first FAT partition should be named "SD". The Ubnhd2 is in beta version.

The Ubnhd2 is in beta .  For now, these options work:
- Booting via Magldr
- Landscape Display orientation
- usb host
- Haret booting
- Touchscreen
- Wifi with encryption
- 3G network connection, sim-pin needs to be disabled !
- Audio/audio player
- Audio Outputs (Loudspeaker, Phonespeaker or Headphones)
- The Hardware Controls (Display Brightness, LEDs etc)
- x11VNC Server(not the fastest one due to workarounds, but still usable)
- PwnPi & Backtrack Tools(not all but most atm)
- dpms
- The common ubuntu stuff


What doesnt work:
- Monitor Mode for bc5329
- Phone Feature(no calls no sms/mms sPhone stills needs to be loaded or 3g network wouldnt work.)
- Bluetooth(kernel side looking ok, but the rest is incomplete)
- Battery Stats (no percentage, no recharging)
- Video Player (Without Audio it looks delicious with Xine, even in
fullscreen, but due to the Audio problem mentioned before it has desynchronized and laggy sound)
- Hardware keys, (Kernel side ok but the xorg.conf and xinput settings are not correct)
- Second Mouse Button

The Project needs:
- Kernel Developers (urgent)
- People who are familiar with implementing the msm/qsd x.org driver
- People who are able to crosscompile for arm's
- Developers that have good tools or scripts to embed
- Pentesters who want to contribute some toolchains and methods
- Designers / Webdesigners
- Translators
- People who are able to fix s.th.


If you want to enter the project, you can contact the developer via XDA-developers forum.

How to install Ubnhd2?:
Rename the first FAT Partition of the SD card to "SD" or many things wont work !  (this should be done externally and not in the phone because ubuntu sets the mount points on boot time !)

You need the Magldr on your HD2

Extract all files from the downloaded archive "linux.zip" to the directory "linux" on your sd card

Set the right "Android from SD" folder in Magldr (SD/linux), select "Boot AD from SD"

The package "connman" should be deinstalled because its consuming too much cpu and doesn't work well together with wicd, the wifi autoconnect after boot was also affected by this.

Password for both accounts is still "ubuntu"

Be careful what you install, it has Debian and Ubuntu repos. In some cases the "Force Version" Option helps

To get the Wifi working you need the drivers from here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?6l365qz2jvc5hqh

- extract the two files (fw_bcm4329.bin & bcm4329.ko)
- move them to the root folder of your SD-Card
- boot up ubnhd2
- go to gnome-menu -> Stuff -> System -> bcd-res-upd
- take option 7 (Import ... from SD)
- takes a second
- Press the wifi-signal in the dock
- answer the dialog with ok
- after the vibration signal from the wifi script the networks can be
configured by clicking the icon in the menubar (wicd app)

Download 0.0.3.17 beta:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubnhd2/