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Bootable USB Security Distro on USB Key

Published: 2007-06-29
Last Updated: 2007-06-29 22:43:10 UTC
by Scott Fendley (Version: 1)
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Greetings everyone.  For many of us, Friday (or Saturday) is the end of the quarter or even potentially the end of a fiscal year.  So, amongst the emails related to the Fake MS Patch, MySpace Flux Malware and Storm Wave emails and the interruptions of a retirement party and trying to spend money at the last minute,  I stumbled across something that may be useful for a number of our readers.

Oiepie (a blog site in NL), posted back in December the instructions needed to convert a standard USB key into a bootable Security toolkit.  The writer of the site used the old version of the BackTrack live linux iso and a 1G USB device for this project, but you can modify the steps for the BackTrack2, Helix, or similar and have a handy toolkit at hand.

For those that are Unix or Linux admins, I apologize up front since this probably isn't as useful for you.  But for those that primarily use other operating systems but haven't been a Unix admin in recent years, this might be a very welcome instruction set.

The instructions are located at




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