Anonymous Launches Its Own Operating System

I think this is a step that nobody saw coming; there's now an official — or at least as official as anything coming from Anonymous could ever be — Anonymous operating system. Needless to say, you'd run it at your own risk.

Which creates the problem of whether an Anonymous Operating System would be inherently more secure, or simply an open free for all.

Anonymous OS is a 32-bit Ubuntu derivative. As per its about page:

"Anonymous-OS Live is an ubuntu-based distribution and created for educational purposes, to checking the security of web pages."

The distribution comes with the following applications pre-installed

- ParolaPass Password Generator - Find Host IP - Anonymous HOIC - Ddosim - Pyloris - Slowloris - TorsHammer - Sqlmap - Havij - Sql Poison - Admin Finder - John the Ripper - Hash Identifier - Tor - XChat IRC - Pidgin - Vidalia - Polipo - JonDo - i2p - Wireshark - Zenmap

Call me just a teensy bit paranoid, but I don't think I'll be running it anywhere any time soon. Those of a more robust disposition could download it here.

[The Hacker News]


Comments

    Why would you install it in the first place? You realise it's a Live CD that can be used anywhere in the world at any computer? Sometimes I wonder where all the intelligent people have gone from Gizmodo.. I've got Backtrack so this is kinda useless to myself.

      Install, run... but I do admire your pedantry. Reminds me of me.

        anonops twitter account says "The Anon OS is a fake it is wrapped in trojans. RT"
        Yeah, I don't think i'll be touching this one..

    Yes, this seems legit,

    Why would i install an OS designed by hackers? I suppose if i did install it and get hacked it was my own fault and dont have the right to complain.

    Smells a little too FBI for my liking!

    *looks over shoulder for Sabu*

    "User Passowrd: 2ae66f90b7788ab8950e8f81b829c947 (md5 HASH) if you cannot decrypt password, just contact us!"

    LOL!

    Oh and tweaking an Ubuntu live CD/USB by adding (presumably) hacker (script kiddie) stuff on it is not "creating an OS"

      Sounds to me like a way to distribute a botnet.

      Password is "anon"

      That password is "anon" reverse hashes as anon (not that it's hard to rebuild the image with your own /etc/shadow).
      Anyone who downloads the "Anonymous OS" for the purposes of using it has just failed a basic intelligence test.
      If it was a package list that used trusted repositories and signed packages with plain text, well commented configuration notes - maybe.

    Im going to install it!! Annoymouse are good at what they do.. Im sure this is upto par with other OS's.. Even if there is a risk by using it.

      You are what's wrong with the world.

    WTF? Do you even know what a "LiveCD" (or LiveUSB) OS even IS? hint- you don't NEED TO INSTALL IT. idiot. How'd you get this job? Ignorance like this is ridiculous. How about you just STFU about stuff you've got no idea on?

      Amended, just to make you happy -- although I could make the pedantic point that technically speaking, a LiveCD/USB installs itself to memory. All this fuss over one word. Sheesh!

      But, but, if he STFU about stuff he's got no idea on, I wouldn't make that much difference to gizmodo! /o\
      If he STFU about stuff he did know, though...
      :P

      WTF? Do you even know what a "LiveCD" (or LiveUSB) OS even DOES? hint- it INSTALLS ITSELF INTO YOUR COMPUTER'S RAM. idiot. How do you even make comments like this? Ignorance like this is ridiculous. How about you just STFU about stuff you've got no idea on?

        little girl, upset over the smallest thing

    First thing you see when you click that link:
    "At present you can not install Anonymous-OS.
    Please use it as a LiveCD or LiveUSB."

    Then you wonder why people like Cheesus have a go at you.

    I would have called it AnonOS. Works and almost sounds like Anonymous.

    it'll be pretty hard to sell that's for sure.

      I really want to make a trollish like the ones up there that 'delicately' points out that it's actually free. You monster.
      :P

      RELEASE THE HATE COMMENTS

    The comments here are the best placed example of the worst of geek culture all in one place.
    Could someone reply and point out that it's a live OS and not an install? Perhaps suggest a single word needs to be changed?

    No. We need to make an over the top hyperbolic rant about how the author knows NOTHING because of a minor point that's open to a fair amount of interpretation as to what "installed" means. Seeing as a Live CD still doesn't just boot in 4 seconds and installs itself into memory anyway.

    This is really becoming the Mos Eisley of the internet.

      "We don't serve their kind here!"
      "What?"
      "Your logics. They'll have to wait outside. We don't want them here."

    OK, Al: Be specific. I'm not happy when mistakes are made, but we're all human, and Giz Au at least *owns* its mistakes, rather than just deleting them or for that matter burying an apology fifty pages in. Not so much in this case (as others have pointed out, the distinction between "install" and "run" is a thin one), but others: Your call. Let me know, because you're either trolling, or you've got a point to make. If it's the latter, I'd love to know; it'll help Giz Au improve.

      I love and appreciate the work you guys do, unlike some...
      It's shameful to see the way some Australians react to tiny little meaningless discrepancies. I think it would be a lot better if those people could raise there issues in more constructive way, instead of being abusive.
      Keep up the good work

      Mike

    Im pretty Sure it is fake this was posted on reddit,
    http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/15/anonymous-os-is-fake-and-packed-with-malware-hacker-group-says/

    THERE IS A WRONG WORD IN THIS ARTICLE THAT OTHER PEOPLE WHO SHARE MY INTERESTS WOULD ALSO NOTICE DUE TO OUR LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ON THE SUBJECT AND I AM PISSED OFF THAT THE AUTHOR DID NOT CORRECTLY IMPART THE NUANCES OF MY NICHE HOBBIES IN HIS ARTICLE WRITTEN FOR THE MAINSTREAM WHO COULD NOT GIVE A TOSS ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSTALLING TO STORAGE INSTEAD OF MEMORY AND ARE THEREFORE LESS INTELLIGENT THAN ME AND NOT AS LEET BUT PROBABLY DONT FLY OFF THE HANDLE ABUSING EVERYONE AND MIGHT HAVE MORE SEX AS A RESULT WHICH JUST MAKES ME MADDER!!!!!!

      marry me.

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