Security testing with nUbuntu


Article from Issue 84/2007

Study your network’s defenses with the Ubuntu-based nUbuntu security testing distribution.

Several Linux distros address the needs of the information security professional. If you’ve had any exposure to the tools of the trade, you’ve probably heard of distributions such as BackTrack, Helix, KcPentrix, or Knoppix-STD. An Ubuntu-based security distro is also available. nUbuntu (network Ubuntu) is best described as Ubuntu for the security aware. According to the nUbuntu website, the goal of the nUbuntu project is “… to create a distribution that is derived from the Ubuntu distribution, add packages related to security testing, and remove unneeded packages, such as Gnome,, and Evolution.” In other words, nUbuntu goes light on the GUI desktop but comes with a long list of security tools for scanning, enumeration, fuzzing, attacking passwords, sniffing, and spoofing.

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