Debian-based live Linux distribution for penetration testing

Abbasikadijani, Josef (2015) Debian-based live Linux distribution for penetration testing. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Smaller companies cannot afford to hire professional security experts to test the security of the system using penetration testing. There is a lack of user-friendly penetration testing distributions; this project will produce a live Linux distribution based off the popular Debian distribution along with a brand new GUI designed with non-professionals in mind. This distribution will be constructed upon a minimal version of Debian with a stripped down, optimised version of the Linux kernel. A minimalist approach is used to retain maximum functionality with minimal hardware requirements; the user-friendly GUI designed being the basis for user interaction with the system.
    The GUI will be developed using the GTK+ library in the Python language using the PyGTK bindings for GTK+. The GUI along with a wide range of BASH scripts will be the basis for the automation of complex penetration testing techniques allowing the layman to simply boot the live distribution off a removable media and perform a plethora of rigorous penetration testing routines, potentially saving companies time and money.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 15:57
    Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 15:57

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