The operating systems listed below should be run as a guest system within VMware. The Linux platform is versatile, and the system kernel provides low-level support for leading-edge technologies and protocols.All mainstream IP-based attack and penetration tools can be built and run under Linux with no problems.
The required hardware is the Alfa AWUS051NH 500m W High Gain 802.11a/b/g/n high power Wireless USB.Open VAS is a vulnerability scanner that originally started as a fork of the Nessus project.The actual security scanner is accompanied with a daily updated feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs), over 20,000 in total (as of January 2011) HP SWFScan is a free tool developed by HP Web Security Research Group to automatically find security vulnerabilities in applications built on the Flash platform.This section is designed to be the PTES technical guidelines that help define certain procedures to follow during a penetration test.Something to be aware of is that these are only baseline methods that have been used in the industry.They will need to be continuously updated and changed upon by the community as well as within your own standard.Guidelines are just that, something to drive you in a direction and help during certain scenarios, but not an all encompassing set of instructions on how to perform a penetration test. Selecting the tools required during a penetration test depends on several factors such as the type and the depth of the engagement.These are not to be used in Florida, Kentucky, or Minnesota unless you are a person who holds a current amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.The required hardware is the Uniden BCD396T Bearcat Handheld Digital Scanner or PSR-800 GRE Digital trunking scanner.Many commercial tools or Microsoft specific network assessment and penetration tools are available that run cleanly on the platform. A good example of a reasonably priced frequency counter is the MFJ-886 Frequency Counter.A scanner is a radio receiver that can automatically tune, or scan, two or more discrete frequencies, stopping when it finds a signal on one of them and then continuing to scan other frequencies when the initial transmission ceases.