Computer Security Tools: Live Hacking CD Videos
Dr. Ali Jahangiri, an information security expert, auditor and trainer has released a series of training videos for his Linux-based “Live Hacking CD”. Here is an excerpt from Dr. Jahangiri’s Newsletter:
The Live Hacking YouTube channel is a dedicated resource for those wanting to learn about the tools and utilities used by criminal hackers as the first step in preparing to defeat them. At the launch of the new YouTube channel, Dr. Jahangiri uploaded several tutorial videos covering a range of network tools including: p0f (the advanced passive operating system and network fingerprinting utility), dsniff (the password packet sniffer) and nmap (the utility for network exploration and security auditing).
‘I am really excited about these new YouTube videos’ said Dr. Ali Jahangiri. ‘My goal is to encourage people to take information security serious and introduce them to some fundamental tools of the trade.’
To coincide with the launch of the new YouTube channel, the livehacking.com website has also been updated to embed the new videos and also to launch a new ‘Free Weekly Educational Videos’ feature. Livehacking.com also contains information about other projects in the ‘Live Hacking’ brand including details of the Live Hacking Workshops and the Live Hacking Linux distribution.
Dr. Jahangiri runs the Live Hacking Workshops internationally to introduce IT professionals to the world of hacking and empower them with the knowledge they need to thwart criminal hackers. The most recent workshop was help in South Africa and was a great success.
The Live Hacking Linux distribution is a ‘Live CD’ that runs directly from the CD and doesn’t need to be installed on the hard-drive. Once booted it can be used to perform penetration tests and ethically hack on your own network to ensure that it is secure from outside intruders.
Dr. Jahangiri is publishing the YouTube videos for free to encourage IT professionals and others to enhance their knowledge and to prepare for the malicious activities of the unscrupulous hacker.
The videos can be found at YouTube’s Livehacking Channel.