It’s about time to call the end on the current poll with 412 votes, Which OS do you currently use the most? , and draw the results:

The best pentesting distribution is?

  • Backtrack (61%, 252 Votes)
  • Other (18%, 74 Votes)
  • nUbuntu (9%, 36 Votes)
  • Network Security Toolkit (2%, 9 Votes)
  • General Knoppix (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Pentoo (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Samurai (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Helix (1%, 4 Votes)
  • STD (1%, 4 Votes)
  • INSERT (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Operator (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 412

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The new poll is:

The most useful skills in a pentester's arsenal?

  • Out of the box, unconventional thinking (hacker mindset) (34%, 24 Votes)
  • Constant curiosity (also hacker mindset) (30%, 21 Votes)
  • Social engineering (23%, 16 Votes)
  • Programming and scripting (20%, 14 Votes)
  • Exploit development (13%, 9 Votes)
  • Vulnerability discovery and Fuzzing (11%, 8 Votes)
  • Tool knowledge (10%, 7 Votes)
  • Domain specific knowledge (like Networking, Operating Systems or Scada apps) (10%, 7 Votes)
  • Forensics (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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This new poll is multi-choice, with a maximum of 3 selections allowed. So go ahead, and pick the three most useful skills you think a pentester should posses.

No carding, no skimming and no phishing, just plain old physical robbery, done properly.

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