In a very strange move, some members of hacker group Anonymous have released their own operating system, complete with hacker tools for “testing the security of web sites”.
The OS is based off Ubuntu and runs the MATE user interface. It comes complete with many built-in hacking tools that crack passwords, search for vulnerabilities in web sites and simulate denial-of-service attacks. The about page notes that it was created “for educational purposes” and that you shouldn’t use it to attack any web sites, because you could “end up in jail”.
Is this an interesting piece of news? Oh yes. Do we recommend you download it? Probably not. Not only could it get you into a host of trouble if used without care, but taking part in Anonymous’ activities has been rather dangerous of late — what with some people slipping trojans into Anonymous’ own software. Hit the link to read more about Anonymous OS.