Anonymous OS Live – supposedly an Ubuntu-based OS, which advertises itself as being pre-loaded with various hacking tools and utilities (Tor, John the Ripper, SQL Poison etc) – appeared on SourceForge at the start of the week. The 1.5GB package achieved 37,000 downloads before SourceForge pulled the plug on Thursday afternoon, citing its “intentionally misleading name” and security concerns.
The person who uploaded the alpha software said that “Anonymous-OS Live is an Ubuntu-based distribution and created for educational purposes, to checking the security of web pages”.
SourceForge said the lack of transparency from the project’s creators meant that people are “taking a substantial risk in downloading and installing this distribution”. The software distribution site therefore made a decision to move Anonymous OS Live offline and “suspend this project until we have more information that might lead us to think differently”.
Source: The Register