ThePacketMaster.  What is this site all about? Primarily, ThePacketMaster Linux, which is a new flavour of Linux.

Why another flavour of Linux? ThePacketMaster Linux, or TPM Linux has very specific requirements, mostly oriented towards security. These requirements include:

  • Boot and run from the CD-ROM – This allows any machine to instantly run TPM Linux, without having go through an installation. Just put the TPM Disc into the CD-ROM drive and boot from it. This means that you can be sure the executables on the CD-ROM have not been tampered with.
  • Security and forensic utilities – TPM Linux has a wide selection of open-source security auditing utilities and computer forensic toolkits. Since the programs can all be run from the CD, nothing needs to be installed on the system in order to collect evidence, helping to ensure the evidence isn't damaged in any way.

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The TPM Linux Security Server gives you a full toolkit of open source security software to perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. Forensic analysis tools are also included. Some of the software included:

  • chntpw
  • Ethereal
  • ettercap
  • hping2
  • hunt
  • John the Ripper
  • NBTscan
  • Nessus
  • ngrep
  • Nikto
  • Nmap
  • tcpdump
  • The Coroner's Toolkit

For a full list of software including on the distribution, please view the /README.txt file.  [Privacy Digest]

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