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More than 26,000 people have downloaded an operating system which members of the Anonymous hacker group claim to have created.



The software is based around a version of the open-source operating system Linux and comes outfitted with lots of website sniffing and security tools.



The "official" Anonymous group has distanced itself from the software.



In a widely circulated tweet, AnonOps claimed the operating system was riddled with viruses.



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The operating system is available via the Source Forge website - a well-known repository for many custom code projects.



The 1.5GB download is based around Ubuntu - one of the most popular versions of the Linux operating system. The software's creators say they put it together for "education purposes to checking the security of web pages (sic)".



It asked people not to use it to destroy webpages.



Soon after the operating system became available, the AnonOps account on Twitter posted a message saying it was fake and "wrapped in trojans".



The creators of the OS denied it was infected with viruses adding that, in the world of open-source software, "there were no viruses".


To read the full article click here

To go to the source-forge page click here

It now has around 40,000 downloads.

"Created under Ubuntu 11.10 and uses Mate desktop."

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Anonymous themselves claim this is fake and warn against it...

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/03/15/anonymous-claims-that-the-operating-system-anonymous-os-is-fake/
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^ this. Use BackTrack.
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Anonymous themselves claim this is fake and warn against it...
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/03/15/anonymous-claims-that-the-operating-system-anonymous-os-is-fake/

Well there are conflicting views... I'm DL'ing now biggrin.gif
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I feel sorry for the losers who thought they'd become L33T H4X0RZ by downloading an OS that was supposedly put together by anonymous.
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I'm not sure why they bothered to make their own OS. Backtrack 4/5 has most of those features already built in and more. It's free, largely supported by a community of White-hat and Black-hats, and it isn't riddled with viruses.

Seems to me that whoever released this, they intended for the viruses and other malicious parts to get into people's systems who don't sandbox stuff like this. Hackers attacking hackers.....

My 2 cents.
Edited by modinn - 3/15/12 at 9:54am
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I'm not sure why they bothered to make their own OS. I'm sure Backtrack 4/5 has most of those features already built in and more. It's free, largely supported by a community of White-hat and Black-hats, and it isn't riddled with viruses.
Seems to me that whoever released this, they intended for the viruses and other malicious parts to get into people's systems who don't sandbox stuff like this. Hackers attacking hackers.....
My 2 cents.

Maybe they want to feel like they are a part of anonymous?
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^ this. Use BackTrack.

My thoughts exactly... Been using backtrack for years.

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

Aside from the improper grammar and not capitalizing the letter "U" in Ubuntu, why would anyone think this is legit? This just makes my question this generation :/
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Anonymous-OS Live is an ubuntu-based distribution and created for educational purposes, to checking the security of web pages.
Aside from the improper grammar and not capitalizing the letter "U" in Ubuntu, why would anyone think this is legit? This just makes my question this generation :/

I'm guessing it was wrote by a German, so can't really knock the English.
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