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 (62%, 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) (22%, 24 Votes)
  • Constant curiosity (also hacker mindset) (19%, 21 Votes)
  • Social engineering (15%, 16 Votes)
  • Programming and scripting (13%, 14 Votes)
  • Exploit development (8%, 9 Votes)
  • Vulnerability discovery and Fuzzing (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Tool knowledge (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Domain specific knowledge (like Networking, Operating Systems or Scada apps) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Forensics (2%, 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.

Ylmf OS is Ubuntu XP :)

A couple of screenshots that speak for themselves:


Ylmf was initially a pirated custom version of Windows XP but upon Microsoft cracking down on them they made the switch to Ubuntu and embarked on this epic journey of cloning Windows XP on top of it. They’re objective is to bring Ylmf to such a state that users with Windows (XP) habits wishing to switch to Linux are going to feel like home on their distro.

For the time being Ylmf looks and behaves pretty good and with enough work and involvement from the community they’re goal seems very achievable.

Homepage: www.ylmf.org

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