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De-Ice Penetration Testing Live CD…..

September 22, 2010
The PenTest LiveCDs are the creation of Thomas Wilhelm, who was transferred to a penetration test team at the company he worked for. Needing to learn as much about penetration testing as quickly as possible, Thomas began looking for both tools and targets. He found a number of tools, but no usable targets to practice against. Eventually, in an attempt to narrow the learning gap, Thomas created PenTest scenarios using LiveCDs.
The Live CD is based on FreeBSD Operating system. The FreeBSD is based on KDE Desktop environtment.

De-ICE PenTest LiveCDs Project

Heorot.net provides funding and support for the Open Source De-ICE Pentest LiveCDs project. We present some of the various resources and links available that support or discuss this project. Intended to provide legal targets in which to practice and learn PenTest skills, these LiveCDs are real servers that contain real-world challenges. Designed by professional penetration testers, each disk provides a learning opportunity to explore the world of penetration testing. Intended for beginners and professionals alike.

This project has been presented at security conferences across the US, and the LiveCDs are used extensively in the new book: “Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and Operating a Formal Hacking Lab” (2009). In addition, it can be found referenced in “Penetration Tester’s Open Source Toolkit, Vol. 2,” (Chapter 9), “Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing, Exploit Development, and Vulnerability Research” (Appendix B) published by Syngress in September, 2007.

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