What customized Linux was my friend using?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

He forgot the name of it, but was a live CD one. It had so many tools in it, even hacking tools.

He used it one time in a company he was helping fixing a computer, well not fixing. There was a guy there who got fired, but before leaving he a 24 character password on his Windows OS. No one could crack it. Important files were on that PC. My friend just pop that linux cd it and was able to read everything of the HDD even backup a few stuff. He was also able to crack the password in 20 minutes, using a program that check each charactor one at the time.

Does that sound familiar?
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It sounds familiar and my guess is knoppix or ubuntu.
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There are a lot of Linux live CDs out there, but I agree with Don, Knoppix comes to mind based on what you've described.
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There is a slax cd called "Backtrack". They advertise it as a network security and pentest/auditing tool, of course that isn't the first thing that comes to mind when people see it if you know what I mean. It's got pretty much all of those cracker tools and server packages built into it. But if you are just getting files off a hard drive, knoppix would work better than good.
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Yup.. knoppix-std comes to mind immediately.

edit Where do those typos come from???
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Sounds like P.H.L.A.K to me. and the acronym stands for professional hackers linux assault kit. ive used it before and it seems to do the job well. although for killing passwords i use a bootdisk from here
http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/
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i highly doubt it was phlak.. that hasn't been in development for at least a year, probably more like 3 almost 4 years..
the first thing to come to my mind would be ophcrack. possibly a beefed up version even, but for ophcrack would definitely be one to have a password cracker installed by default :]

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