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Can I learn ethical hacking using Fedora instead of backtrack?

asked 2014-09-08 08:47:00 -0500

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updated 2014-09-08 19:40:16 -0500

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Can I learn ethical hacking using fedora. Actually I read about backtrack but I don't want to use it I am very much familiar to fedora. So I want to know can I continue to learn ethical hacking using fedora rather than using any other OS like backtrack ? and can I get all of the penetration tools here which are available in Backtrack.

For example, is there a package available for cracking WPA secured wifi password in Fedora 20? I heard about reaver which did this. I searched for reaver but didn't find it.

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Please share a list with all packages included in backtrack... I recommend make a question in ask ubuntu or 'backtrack' asking what programs includes...; I can help you to make a rpm if it doesn't exist ;)

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2014-09-08 13:08:21 -0500 )edit

@davidva, if you do package up stuff for this question, please try and get them into the fedora repos. @SDas could maybe co-maintain them with you to ease the workload. This would be a better approach than making ad hoc packages for each user :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-09-08 19:43:25 -0500 )edit

@FranciscoD_ This is the idea, but all user is a world, maybe the user could maybe co-maintain them. Always I try to show that, make a rpm isn't difficult. I have a third party repository, so if I share an src.rpm is maintained by it. All src.rpm is available if user want to mantain oficially. :)

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2014-09-09 00:57:08 -0500 )edit

@davidva - yes, simply creating an abandoning an RPM isn't that hard. Actively maintianing it, collaborating, and sharing is more work - but with dramatically more benefit to the community.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-09-09 11:14:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-08 10:48:35 -0500

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There is a Fedora security team who produce a security focused Fedora spin. I dont have any direct experience with it but I think it includes a lot of the same tools from kali linux (formerly backtrack). I would give it a try if I were you. I'm sure it includes aircrack-ng which is a common wifi pen testing tool.

Here is a link to the wiki for more info: Security Lab Wiki

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+1 While we have a lot of software packaged, we do not have a spin focussed on ethical hacking. You'll have to go through the packages in backtrack and see what are available in Fedora, as @davidva suggested.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-09-08 19:41:33 -0500 )edit

It good but here few tools are available than kali linux.

SDas gravatar imageSDas ( 2014-09-14 21:56:03 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-09-11 03:04:02 -0500

updated 2014-09-11 03:05:11 -0500

Here is what I could find:

Fedora Security Lab

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.

Here is the source. From there you can download the spin.

Here(Secuirity Lab) is a wiki on fedoraproject.

What is a Spin? Fedora Spins are alternate version of Fedora, tailored for various types of users via hand-picked application sets and other customizations.

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answered 2014-09-08 14:15:08 -0500

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Reaver is currently on review to be added to Fedora: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1070482

Depending on the actual task you want to perform, you can also try aircrack-ng, which is in Fedora.

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