BlackArch Linux Offers Wealth of Security Research Tools

1 - BlackArch Linux Offers Wealth of Security Research Tools
2 - BlackArch Has Sever Desktop Choices
3 - Tool Categories Range From A to W
4 - RopeADope Cleans Logs
5 - Easy Creds for Security Researchers
6 - Automation Tools Accelerate the Security Research Process
7 - Backdoor Access via OpenStego and Malicious Images
8 - Take Your Pick From Crackers
9 - Unibrute Scrutinizes Database Security
10 - Test for ShellShock Risk With Shocker
11 - Both Firefox and Opera Browsers Are Included
12 - Wordpot Is a WordPress Honeypot Included in BlackArch
13 - Security Researchers Can Target Drones
14 - BlackArch 2015.03.29 Powered by a Linux 3.19 Kernel
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BlackArch Linux Offers Wealth of Security Research Tools

by Sean Michael Kerner

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BlackArch Has Sever Desktop Choices

Users can choose from multiple Linux desktops for BlackArch, with Fluxbox being the default.

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Tool Categories Range From A to W

The long list of categories in BlackArch starts with anti-forensic tools and goes all the way to wireless and includes everything in between.

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RopeADope Cleans Logs

The RopeADope application enables security researchers to clean out Linux logs.

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Easy Creds for Security Researchers

The Easy Creds tool is a script that helps enable researchers to steal user credentials during a penetration test.

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Automation Tools Accelerate the Security Research Process

Easy Creds is just one of many automation tools included in BlackArch to automate security research. Other popular tools include the Gooscan google security scanner, Shodan and Panoptic.

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Backdoor Access via OpenStego and Malicious Images

Multiple tools for backdoor access are in BlackArch, including OpenStego, a steganography application that can be used to hide data inside an image.

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Take Your Pick From Crackers

One of the most robust categories of tools inside BlackArch is for password-cracking tools, which include the popular Jack the Ripper password cracker and Facebook Brute Forcer. There are 254 dcracking tools in the BlackArch 2015.03.29 release.

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Unibrute Scrutinizes Database Security

The Unibrute tool is a multi-threaded SQL injection and brute-force tool for analyzing database security.

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Test for ShellShock Risk With Shocker

BlackArch is well-stocked in exploitation tools, too. Among the many applications is the Websploit advanced man-In-the-middle framework and the Shocker shellshock scanner and exploitation tool.

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Both Firefox and Opera Browsers Are Included

Security researchers still need a Web browser, and BlackArch includes both Firefox and Opera.

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Wordpot Is a WordPress Honeypot Included in BlackArch

Honeypots are tools used to trick and trap attackers. One of the most widely deployed honeypots is honeyd, which is included in BlackArch. The Wordpot WordPress honeypot is also included, providing researchers with the ability to detect probes for plug-ins, themes and other common files used to fingerprint a WordPress installation.

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Security Researchers Can Target Drones

Among the interesting categories of tools that BlackArch integrates are applications for drone security research, including Mission Planner, Snoopy and Skyjack.

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BlackArch 2015.03.29 Powered by a Linux 3.19 Kernel

The Linux 3.19 kernel, first released on Feb. 9, is the core of BlackArch.

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