Anonymous launch operating system

PAT PILCHER
Last updated 05:00 17/03/2012

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Just when you thought the internet couldn't get any stranger than it already is, the notorious hacker group Anonymous have just released their own operating system.

The OS developers have set up a blog to provide updates and additional information

Anonymous-OS Live is essentially a reworked version of Ubuntu Linux 11.10 running mate desktop. Its authors claim the OS was created for educational purposes, to check the security of web pages, and warn that that the operating system should not be used "to destroy any web page".

A raft of preinstalled apps are also bundled, and one can't help but wonder if the unofficial endorsement of such a notorious group as Anonymous will drive greater sales of these apps.

The bundled apps include:

ParolaPass Password Generator
Find Host IP
Anonymous HOIC
Ddosim
Pyloris
Slowloris
TorsHammer
Sqlmap
Havij
Sql Poison
Admin Finder
John the Ripper
Hash Identifier
Tor
XChat IRC
Pidgin
Vidalia
Polipo
JonDo
i2p
Wireshark
Zenm

While using Linux makes considerable sense from a security standpoint, many have questioned how secure the Anonymous-OS actually can be.

Anonymous-OS Live can be downloaded from here.

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