STD is a Linux-based Security Tool. Actually, it is a collection of
hundreds if not thousands of open source security tools. It's a Live
Linux Distro, which means it runs from a bootable CD in memory without
changing the native operating system of the host computer. Its sole purpose
in life is to put as many security tools at your disposal with as slick
an interface as it can.
STD is meant to be used by both novice and professional security personnel
but is not ideal for the Linux uninitiated. STD assumes you know the
basics of Linux as most of your work will be done from the command line.
If you are completely new to Linux, it's best you start with another
live Distro like Knoppix to practice the basics (see faq).
The STD community is extremely active. Come and join us on the forum here
STD tools are divided into the following categories (see the STD
Tools section for details):
- network utilities
- password tools
- packet sniffers
- tcp tools
- vulnerability assessment
- wireless tools