1A Look at Pentoo Linux and Its Security Analysis Tools
by Sean Michael Kerner
2Users 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.
3The 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.
4Pentoo Provides Hardened Gentoo for Increased Security
Pentoo includes Hardened Gentoo, which provides the Pax Linux kernel patch offering additional memory protections.
5Pentoo 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.
6SQLNinja and MSsqlScan Are Included Database Security Tools
Analyzing database security is enabled in Pentoo by way of multiple tools, including SQLninja and MSsqlscan.
7IPv6 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.
8Hashcat Helps Researchers Crack Passwords
The Hashcat Password Cracker is part of Pentoo, including a GUI to make it easier for users to run.
9Slow HTTP Test for Denials of Service Vulnerabilities
The slowhttpttest tool enables researchers to test for application layer denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
10Testing 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.
11WiFi Cracker Tests Wireless Security
Pentoo includes multiple tools to test WiFi security, including AirSnort and the Fern WiFi Cracker.
12Audit WordPress Security with WPScan
For those looking to audit potential WordPress content management system security issues, Pentoo includes the WPScan WordPress Security Scanner.