New Linux Distro Promoted as Anonymous-OS

A new Ubuntu Linux distribution is being marketed as “Anonymous-OS” and comes pre-loaded with tools for hacking and protecting anonymity online. However, it is unclear whether the new operating system was created by the anarchic hacking group, or even has its endorsement.

A new Ubuntu Linux distribution is being marketed as “Anonymous-OS” and comes pre-loaded with tools for hacking and protecting anonymity online. However, it is unclear whether the new operating system was created by the anarchic hacking group, or even has its endorsement.

Anonymous-OS Version 0.1 was released on Tuesday and is being offered from Sourceforge and as a bitTorrent download, according to a post on a Tumblr.com page for Anonymous-OS. The operating system is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that was created under Ubuntu version 11.10. It uses the Mate Desktop Environment. The operating system was created for “educational purposes” to “(check) the security of Web pages,” according to the Anonymous-OS Tumblr page.

The new distribution comes loaded with tools useful to hackers, security researchers and those interested in perserving their anonymity online. Among the applications bundled with Anonymous-OS are the anonymizing Tor client, Wireshark, a network protocol analyzer, password cracker John the Ripper and Pyloris, a tool for launching denial of service attacks.

The operating system isn’t ready to be installed on devices. Its creators recommend booting it from an external device such as a CD or USB drive, according to the Anonymous-OS Tumblr page.

Though the new Linux distribution clearly makes use of Anonymous’s iconography, including the ubiquitous Guy Fawkes mask, it is unclear whether any link exists between the group and those behind the new operating system. Twitter accounts associated with the group that have been used to promote other Anonymous operations were silent on the new operating system, suggesting that it was “inspired” by Anonymous more than it was made by the group.

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Discussion

  • DigiP on

    Anonym-OS was something that came out many years ago, that booted into a TOR environment when going online, but the project was dropped and more or less a POC. This is all very suspicious though, that now there is another one with a similar naming convention. I certainly wouldn't trust it, especially given its being linked to from a supposed "anonymous" site.

    This is the original project: sourceforge .net/projects/anonym-os/

    And this is the new one you speak of above. Notice the name difference:
    sourceforge .net/projects/anonymous-os/

  • Anonymous on

    people shoul not trust it as you stated. the biggest thing i dont understand is why people are not creating their own live distros for themselves. this is the problem with skids nowadays...everything needs to be coded for the majority of them.

  • Anonymous on

    I wouldn be suprised if its preloaded with Low Orbit Ion Cannon and by using the os you become a willing/unwilling participant in someones army of BoTs. 

    all in all its one hell of a way to increase your Army of Bots!!

     

  • Anonymous on

    It's a live disk.  You can easily and safely try it in virualbox/vmware/etc...  There could be something good in it.  It doesn't hurt to peek.

  • Pro-Hacker on

    Where can I download it? Without using peer to peer like torrent?

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