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“KALI LINUX” ROLLING EDITION AND FEDORA SECURITY LAB PROVIDES A SAFE TEST ENVIRONMENT TO WORK ON SECURITY AUDITING

 
 
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“KALI LINUX” ROLLING EDITION AND FEDORA SECURITY LAB PROVIDES A SAFE TEST ENVIRONMENT TO WORK ON SECURITY AUDITING
by System Administrator - Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:03 AM
 

By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangaluru : Reportedly The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora 25, the next big step our journey into the containerized, modular future.Fedora is a global community that works together to lead the advancement of free and open source software. As part of the community's mission the project delivers three editions, each one a free, Linux-based operating system tailored to meet specific use cases: Fedora 25 Atomic Host, Fedora 25 Server, and Fedora 25 Workstation.Each edition is built from a common set of base packages, which form the foundation of the Fedora operating system. As with all new versions of Fedora, Fedora 25 provides many bug fixes and tweaks to these underlying components, as well as new and enhanced packages, including:Docker 1.12 for building and running containerized applications.Node.js 6.9.1, the latest version of the popular server-side JavaScript engine.Support for Rust, a faster and more stable system programming language.PHP 7, offering improved performance and reduced memory usage.Multiple Python versions -- 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 -- to help run test suites across several Python configurations, as well as PyPy, PyPy3, and Jython

Reportedly Open source is making things easier for security professionals. But choosing software to check vulnerabilities still seems difficult for many developers.Fedora Security Lab is an RPM-based distro. Kali Linux is Debian based Linux distribution.The Fedora Security Lab provides a safe test environment to work on security auditing, forensics, system rescue and teaching security testing methodologies in universities and other organizations.The spin is maintained by a community of security testers and developers. It comes with the clean and fast Xfce Desktop Environment and a customized menu that provides all the instruments needed to follow a proper test path for security testing or to rescue a broken system. The Live image has been crafted to make it possible to install software while running, and if you are running it from a USB stick created with LiveUSB Creator using the overlay feature, you can install and update software and save your test results permanently.

Kali Linux rolling distribution(2016.1) is a Debian based Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing including forensic and reverse engineering. Kali contains several hundred tools for various information security tasks including forensic and reverse engineering.Security of networks is very important .offensive security is best for defense. The Kali Linux rolling distributionreleased. Kali switched to a rolling release model back when they hit version 2.0 (codename "sana”), however the rolling release was only available via an upgrade from 2.0 to kali-rolling for a select brave group. After 5 months of testing theirrolling distribution (and its supporting infrastructure), they were confident in its reliability - givingusers the best of all worlds - the stability of Debian, together with the latest versions of the many outstanding penetration testing tools created and shared by the information security community.The automated notification system of updated penetration testing tool releases has been working well over the past 5 months and has ensured that the kali-rolling repository always holds the latest stable releases of monitored tools. This usually leaves a gap of around 24-48 hours from notification of a new tool update, to its packaging, testing, and pushing into thier repositories. Theywould also like to introduce our new Kali Linux Package Tracker which allows you to follow the evolution of Kali Linux both with email updates and a comprehensive web interface.

Kali Linux rolling distribution(2016.1) is a Debian based Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing including forensic and reverse engineering.Kali contains several hundred tools for various information security tasks including forensic and reverse engineering .Security of networks is very important .offensive security is best for defense . The BackTrack is re-born as Kali Linux is a GPL-compliant Linux distribution built by penetration testers for penetration testers with development staff consisting of individuals spanning different languages, regions, industries, and nationalities. The evolution of Kali took place over many years of development, penetration tests, and unprecedented help from the security community. Kali Linux originally started with earlier versions of live Linux distributions called BackTrack, Whoppix, IWHAX, and Auditor.When it was initially developed, Kali was designed to be an all-in-one live CD to be used on security audits and was specifically crafted to not leave any remnants of itself on the system. With millions of downloads, it has become the most widely adopted penetration testing framework in existence and is used by the security community all over the world including Governments defence establishments.Kali Linux is an open source project that is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services.In addition to Kali Linux, Offensive Security also maintains the Exploit Database and the free online course, Metasploit Unleashed.