A Look at Pentoo Linux and Its Security Analysis Tools

1 - A Look at Pentoo Linux and Its Security Analysis Tools
2 - Users Can Verify Pentoo Files
3 - The XFCE Desktop Environment Is Included
4 - Pentoo Provides Hardened Gentoo for Increased Security
5 - Pentoo Provides Multiple Types of Security Tools
6 - SQLNinja and MSsqlScan Are Included Database Security Tools
7 - IPv6 Network Security in the Cross Hairs
8 - Hashcat Helps Researchers Crack Passwords
9 - Slow HTTP Test for Denials of Service Vulnerabilities
10 - Testing SSL Configuration With SSLsniff and SSLstrip
11 - WiFi Cracker Tests Wireless Security
12 - Audit WordPress Security with WPScan
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A Look at Pentoo Linux and Its Security Analysis Tools

by Sean Michael Kerner

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Users Can Verify Pentoo Files

Pentoo 2015 RC 3.7 provides users with the integrated option to verify that the installation files have not been corrupted.

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The XFCE Desktop Environment Is Included

By default, Pentoo starts without a graphical user interface (GUI). Users can choose to boot into the XFCE desktop environment if they want to use a GUI.

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Pentoo Provides Hardened Gentoo for Increased Security

Pentoo includes Hardened Gentoo, which provides the Pax Linux kernel patch offering additional memory protections.

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Pentoo Provides Multiple Types of Security Tools

Analyzer, wireless, database and man-in-the-middle tools are among the types of security applications included in Pentoo 2015 RC 3.7.

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SQLNinja and MSsqlScan Are Included Database Security Tools

Analyzing database security is enabled in Pentoo by way of multiple tools, including SQLninja and MSsqlscan.

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IPv6 Network Security in the Cross Hairs

IPv6 is the next-generation networking addressing system. Pentoo includes a long list of IPv6 analysis tools to help researchers identify potential security risks and misconfiguration issues.

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Hashcat Helps Researchers Crack Passwords

The Hashcat Password Cracker is part of Pentoo, including a GUI to make it easier for users to run.

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Slow HTTP Test for Denials of Service Vulnerabilities

The slowhttpttest tool enables researchers to test for application layer denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

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Testing SSL Configuration With SSLsniff and SSLstrip

For researchers who want to test secure SSL connections, Pentoo includes both the SSLsniff and SSLstrip tools that can enable man-in-the-middle connection interception.

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WiFi Cracker Tests Wireless Security

Pentoo includes multiple tools to test WiFi security, including AirSnort and the Fern WiFi Cracker.

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Audit WordPress Security with WPScan

For those looking to audit potential WordPress content management system security issues, Pentoo includes the WPScan WordPress Security Scanner.

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