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March 15, 2012 9:16:32 AM

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"Please don’t use any tool to destroy any web page," Anonymous states. "If you attack to any web page, [you] might end up in jail because it's a crime in most countries. The user has total responsibility for any illegal act."
Hmmmm, interesting. So, they do know it is a crime if they attack web sites and that is what they do. I have been saying all along they these people ARE criminals and I always get thumbs down. They you Anonymous for aditting that you are criminals.
March 15, 2012 9:17:07 AM

In perspective.... It is a good starting point for people who are very Windows knowledgable but knows nothing about Linux.... Very interesting......
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Anonymous
March 15, 2012 9:26:38 AM

I Have Try It,,,And Thats is Good OS,,,But, Many BUG on Tools,,,
March 15, 2012 9:30:05 AM

meh, there's better linux distributions for... anon proposes... nevertheless, a great addition to anon tools.
Anonymous
March 15, 2012 9:33:35 AM

so what Every person is a criminal by some viewpoint, They are criminals cause they stand up for the people. YOU are a criminal cause i am 100% sure somewhere in your lifetime you copied an song. You are a criminal for jaywalking.. there are many things that call other criminals but are just ridiculous if you look at what ACTUALLY IS HAPPENING.

March 15, 2012 9:43:02 AM

officeguyHmmmm, interesting. So, they do know it is a crime if they attack web sites and that is what they do. I have been saying all along they these people ARE criminals and I always get thumbs down. They you Anonymous for aditting that you are criminals.


in the middle east if a woman is raped and she reports it, she is likely to be cained and jailed, while the man may have a far lesser sentence if any at all, because she had sex outside of marriage.

because you follow the law 100% to the letter and there cant possible be bad laws or reasons to ever break them (not obey is really a better term) you must support this.

if you don't understand why you get downvoted with this exaggerated (yet real world and true) example i dont think there is anything more you can be told.

March 15, 2012 9:46:06 AM

@officeguy

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Thank you Anonymous for admitting that you are criminals.


You're a criminal too, you know.
Ever watched a DVD on Linux?
Ever downloaded anything?
Ever sung a few lines from a song in public?

Two of those are crimes punishable by a 250,000 dollar fine and possible jail time; the last one is simply a civil matter which can net rights-holders upwards of that quarter-million depending on how many songs you sung and how the jury's feeling.

I'm not trying to change or hide the fact that DDoS attacks are criminal; and they will continue to be for the forseeable (10-30 years) future while the current crop of technology-dumb politicians die off. After that, I expect things to change- just like I expect the DMCA to be repealed at that time (there will be something else after that though).

But the thing is that there are only certain ways to protest against a company or five that are trying to take away your freedoms; that way is online. You can't assemble many people who don't have much money to go halfway around the world (or even just the US)- so you protest in the only way you can, which in this case is online.

But that's just talking about DDoS, which forms the majority of Anonymous' operations beside the usual trolling, raids, and other Internet jokes.

I have no moral problems about joining 100,000 other people in burying a site in ping or ACK requests; that protest is usually broken up quickly and doesn't do any irreparable harm to the company you protest against.

But I DO have a problem with actually accessing a server-side computer and changing files; it's like taking down a business's poster from the inside of the shop by breaking and entering. If it's illegal to do in the physical world it should be illegal to do in digital and vice versa (something Anon fights to protect in their own strange ways).

But that's not the typical news-making operation against anti-1st-amendment target X which should be allowed to take place.
March 15, 2012 11:02:52 AM

LuckyDucky7@officeguyYou're a criminal too, you know. Ever watched a DVD on Linux? Ever downloaded anything? Ever sung a few lines from a song in public? Two of those are crimes punishable by a 250,000 dollar fine and possible jail time; the last one is simply a civil matter which can net rights-holders upwards of that quarter-million depending on how many songs you sung and how the jury's feeling.I'm not trying to change or hide the fact that DDoS attacks are criminal; and they will continue to be for the forseeable (10-30 years) future while the current crop of technology-dumb politicians die off. After that, I expect things to change- just like I expect the DMCA to be repealed at that time (there will be something else after that though).But the thing is that there are only certain ways to protest against a company or five that are trying to take away your freedoms; that way is online. You can't assemble many people who don't have much money to go halfway around the world (or even just the US)- so you protest in the only way you can, which in this case is online.But that's just talking about DDoS, which forms the majority of Anonymous' operations beside the usual trolling, raids, and other Internet jokes.I have no moral problems about joining 100,000 other people in burying a site in ping or ACK requests; that protest is usually broken up quickly and doesn't do any irreparable harm to the company you protest against.But I DO have a problem with actually accessing a server-side computer and changing files; it's like taking down a business's poster from the inside of the shop by breaking and entering. If it's illegal to do in the physical world it should be illegal to do in digital and vice versa (something Anon fights to protect in their own strange ways).But that's not the typical news-making operation against anti-1st-amendment target X which should be allowed to take place.


I agree with everything you say except that breaking into a website and changing it is like a poster in a store.

I would consider it more like damaging a Billboard on the side of a footpath, Destruction of property, Yes, Breaking and Entering, No. The files are placed in an area intended to be accessed by the public, Security measures are superficial, Hacking user or company data stored on secure(Non Publicly displayed) servers would be closer to breaking and entering.
March 15, 2012 11:05:54 AM

Yeah it doesn't sound like a good idea to use an OS put out by known hackers, DDOS bot users. I wouldn't be surprised at all if there was some sort of hidden keylogger built in.
March 15, 2012 11:08:02 AM

Why do they HAVE TO WEAR the stupid masks?

Use a scarf instead or put on war paint.... you guys look stupid........
March 15, 2012 11:10:02 AM

LuckyDucky7...I'm not trying to change or hide the fact that DDoS attacks are criminal; and they will continue to be for the forseeable (10-30 years) future while the current crop of technology-dumb politicians die off...


an admirable hope, but it wont happen with our current govt. of the lobbyists for the lobbyists
March 15, 2012 11:39:08 AM

again office guy more thumbs down

Some famous criminals

1. Jesus
2. MLK
3. Gandhi
4. George Washington
March 15, 2012 12:00:53 PM

GreaseMonkey_62Yeah it doesn't sound like a good idea to use an OS put out by known hackers, DDOS bot users. I wouldn't be surprised at all if there was some sort of hidden keylogger built in.


Just sniff your own packets and find out. If your downloading this and you don't know how to do that at least you shouldn't be downloading it.
March 15, 2012 12:10:47 PM

its a fake, anon just confirmed its a fake and its wrapped in trojans
Anonymous
March 15, 2012 12:30:42 PM

“The Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans.” confirmed Anonymous on their Twitter channel.
March 15, 2012 12:58:57 PM

officeguyHmmmm, interesting. So, they do know it is a crime if they attack web sites and that is what they do. I have been saying all along they these people ARE criminals and I always get thumbs down. They you Anonymous for aditting that you are criminals.


I agree with you. Let's the nerd rage begin. Thumb down all you want. Anonymous are criminals.
We are not talking about ridiculous middle east laws here. You know in some country, the rapists are forced to marry their victims by LAW. I agree these laws are laughable.

But hey, steal personal info and attack legit websites are illegal. No matter how you put it, it's a crime.

I don't mind if they attack child-porn site. (because child porn is illegal too).
March 15, 2012 1:01:01 PM

I have a hard time trusting a group like anonymous to build a distro that's NOT full of security holes to be exploited, purposefully. Call me paranoid.
March 15, 2012 1:01:12 PM

I think it would be so funny that when their own software gets used against them !!!! Ahhhh,ha,ha,ha,ha !!!! :) 
March 15, 2012 1:09:31 PM

LuckyDucky7@officeguyYou're a criminal too, you know.
Ever downloaded anything?
Ever sung a few lines from a song in public?

There are very fine lines on these, and they are not as broad as your post suggests. In my opinion, your post suggests that anytime anyone engages in those activities is crime which is simply not true.

Take the following cases, for example:

Downloading "freeware" is not a crime.
Downloading "shareware" to try it is not a crime, and it may not be a crime in cases where there is inhibited functionality if you choose not to pay to register the software.
Downloading anything you legitimately paid for is also not a crime.

Singing a few lines from a song in public is also something that comes under the guise of "fair use" rights unless you get paid from the work, or try to pass off those lines as your own creation.

I understand you were trying to make a point, however, it is my opinion that there are better examples of criminal acts.

For instance:

Downloading known pirated software.
Downloading shareware then cracking it to get the paid features.
Downloading cracked software.

Singing a few lines from a published song in a venue where you get paid for singing those lines.

I'm sure you get the point.
March 15, 2012 1:13:35 PM

jl0329I don't mind if they attack child-porn site. (because child porn is illegal too).


No normal person minds that, but it is, too, illegal. The better thing to do is report the f`ing site to legal authorities. That would be far, far, far, far, far worse for the site and its owners than some vigilante executing an attack on the site.
March 15, 2012 1:27:29 PM

Hacker group “Anonymous Operations” has confirmed that the custom Linux-based operating system released under its name earlier this week is not a platform it developed. “The Anon OS is fake,” the group posted on Twitter Wednesday evening. “It is wrapped in trojans.”
March 15, 2012 1:48:57 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if they used their OS as a way of cheap cluster computing. They probably have special codes embedded for cluster computing.
March 15, 2012 2:01:19 PM

I don't trust this OS AT ALL!

Even if it's a great OS, I'm sure they added little "features" so that your computer automatically participates in DDOS attacks without your knowledge.

Even if it's legit, I'm still sticking to good ol' Ubuntu
March 15, 2012 2:27:57 PM

LuckyDucky7 said:
@officeguy

Quote:
Thank you Anonymous for admitting that you are criminals.


You're a criminal too, you know.
Ever watched a DVD on Linux?
Ever downloaded anything?
Ever sung a few lines from a song in public?

Two of those are crimes punishable by a 250,000 dollar fine and possible jail time; the last one is simply a civil matter which can net rights-holders upwards of that quarter-million depending on how many songs you sung and how the jury's feeling.

I'm not trying to change or hide the fact that DDoS attacks are criminal; and they will continue to be for the forseeable (10-30 years) future while the current crop of technology-dumb politicians die off. After that, I expect things to change- just like I expect the DMCA to be repealed at that time (there will be something else after that though).

But the thing is that there are only certain ways to protest against a company or five that are trying to take away your freedoms; that way is online. You can't assemble many people who don't have much money to go halfway around the world (or even just the US)- so you protest in the only way you can, which in this case is online.

But that's just talking about DDoS, which forms the majority of Anonymous' operations beside the usual trolling, raids, and other Internet jokes.

I have no moral problems about joining 100,000 other people in burying a site in ping or ACK requests; that protest is usually broken up quickly and doesn't do any irreparable harm to the company you protest against.

But I DO have a problem with actually accessing a server-side computer and changing files; it's like taking down a business's poster from the inside of the shop by breaking and entering. If it's illegal to do in the physical world it should be illegal to do in digital and vice versa (something Anon fights to protect in their own strange ways).

But that's not the typical news-making operation against anti-1st-amendment target X which should be allowed to take place.


Your "Examples" are far too broad. If "anything" downloaded was a crime, the internet itself would be illegal because most websites have you download at least little packets of information for running the website. You wouldn't even be able to check e-mail. As for the song thing, that falls under the "fair use" exemption in most copyright/licensing laws. It's the same way that you can tape a sports match and invite your friends over to watch it without worrying that you'll be sued; because there is a customary exemption.

My problem with Anonymous, and those who defend them fully or tacitly, is that they diminish the effectiveness cleaner forms of protest. Violent protests, attacking companies in the physical world or digital, builds and perpetuates a perception that other forms of protest are at the least ineffective, if not futile, while damaging the very cause that is being supported. We all have companies and causes we think are bad if not evil, but when you start slashing and burning to try to get rid of them, you come off as a petulant child and just another bad guy trying to pretend to be a good guy. Joining 100,000 people to "bury" a website may not seem like much to you, but you're not the one who has to handle the clean-up, or whose business lost customers or reputation for however long it is that your website was taken down. This is the same as getting as many people as you can and standing in front of the door to a brick and mortar store blocking the door, which is illegal as well.

Yes, they do know that what they're doing is illegal. Because a criminal who isn't looking to get attention first of all rationalizes their actions to the point of not seeing it as illegal, and secondly would never so clearly point out to others not to do the very same act they regularly commit. It shows consciousness of guilt.

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I wouldn't go so far to say its the road to hell, but good intentions are not enough to justify any and all tactics to accomplish a desired goal. If you want to give them the benefit of the doubt, I could see Anonymous at its best like this - good intentions but poor choice of tactics. Counter, however, I think they are more like prideful and self-aggrandizing individuals who like the attention and thrill of being able to claim superiority over all these big companies... just like most hackers from the beginning of the internet.
March 15, 2012 2:43:34 PM

@officeguy, I thumbed you up.

I will only conditionally trust this OS if they have a support phone number :) 
March 15, 2012 2:47:40 PM

If you look at the download comments, all claim its a trojan backdoor. I'll stick with my windows 7.
March 15, 2012 2:50:13 PM

"Ever sung a few lines from a song in public?"

Well... then every Christmas many ppl have to go a jail because they song in public?

I don't think so.

Good point start with this post.

But it start out of point of article.

Ubuntu base linux.

Well it was Ubuntu then it's safe but once out of there hands.

it's not safe.

No matter what which company redeveloped if is not Ubuntu then Ubuntu base system os are not safe.

Just know what you are doing.
March 15, 2012 3:04:32 PM

This could be quite the elaborate ruse or honeypot....... Buyer/user beware!
March 15, 2012 3:07:48 PM

Um, no. There are already good distros for security testing. In light of recent event's I wouldn't trust an anonymous distro. You might be unwittingly creating a zombie for one ^_^.
March 15, 2012 3:58:05 PM

Released by The Jester.
Anonymous
March 15, 2012 4:19:02 PM

I'm very disappointed that the link to download this is still listed on this website...
March 15, 2012 4:36:10 PM

You have rocks in your head if your trust a Linux spin rolled out by an organisation of morally dubious hacktivist script kiddies.
March 15, 2012 4:40:27 PM

Fierce GuppyYou have rocks in your head if your trust a Linux spin rolled out by an organisation of morally dubious hacktivist script kiddies.


Argh... "if you trust", not "if your trust" It's 6:40am in the morning, so that's my excuse.
March 15, 2012 5:17:08 PM

joytech22 said:
Just sniff your own packets and find out. If your downloading this and you don't know how to do that at least you shouldn't be downloading it.

I wouldn't even bother downloading it.
March 15, 2012 5:36:36 PM

officeguyHmmmm, interesting. So, they do know it is a crime if they attack web sites and that is what they do. I have been saying all along they these people ARE criminals and I always get thumbs down. They you Anonymous for aditting that you are criminals.

I agree with you completely. People have lost their perspective. I don't care how many thumbs down I'll have now, the truth always finds its way in the end.
March 15, 2012 6:23:17 PM

Wait, wait... Let me download the hackers OS so they can turn my computer into a zombie and use it for their DOS attacks on websites; meanwhile I get blamed, because my IP shows up on the webservers list. Yes, that's one for the books.
Anonymous
March 15, 2012 6:40:26 PM

This looks more like a stackscript for the latest version for Ubuntu than an independent OS... It's just a theme and some freeware..

The only thing that really changes anything is that you're stuck with 32 bit, which I do suppose is better if you're crackin' 'cryptions or generating spam. I don't think this should really be covered, because while those are all nice freeware tools, this isn't really worth your time over any other Linux distro; keyloggers/trojans or not.
March 15, 2012 8:33:47 PM

No thanks, not a fan of Linux or idiotic "anonymous"
March 15, 2012 11:57:52 PM

Running an OS written by someone who will no reveal their identity is possibly one fo the dumbest things you can do
March 16, 2012 4:13:24 AM

pocketdrummerI don't trust this OS AT ALL!Even if it's a great OS, I'm sure they added little "features" so that your computer automatically participates in DDOS attacks without your knowledge.Even if it's legit, I'm still sticking to good ol' Ubuntu


HA!!! I called it... kinda.

Maybe it doesn't auto join LOIC, but it's riddled with Trojans, and it isn't really Anon's work (not that I'd consider it if it were).
March 17, 2012 1:38:32 AM

they could have at least hacked windows instead ;)  smh
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