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Damn Vulnerable Linux � The most vulnerable and exploitable operating system ever!

Jul 19, 2010, 11:06 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Humphries)

"Usually, when installing a new operating system the hope is that it's as up-to-date as possible. After installation there's bound to be a few updates required, but no more than a few megabytes. Damn Vulnerable Linux is different, it's shipped in as vulnerable a state as possible.

"The idea behind DVL is to offer an operating system for learning and research for security students. As the DVL website explains:

"Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) is everything a good Linux distribution isn't. Its developers have spent hours stuffing it with broken, ill-configured, outdated, and exploitable software that makes it vulnerable to attacks. DVL isn't built to run on your desktop – it's a learning tool for security students."

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