Projects / Katana


Katana brings together many of the best security software distributions and portable applications to run on your personal flash drive. It includes projects that focus on pen-testing, auditing, password cracking, forensics, honey pots, and more. It comes bundled with: Backtrack 4, the Ultimate Boot CD, Ultimate, Boot CD for Windows, Ophcrack Live, Puppy Linux, Kaspersky Live, Trinity Rescue Kit, Clonezilla, and Derik's Boot and Nuke. There is an option to add more distributions. There are over 100 portable Windows security applications like Wireshark, Firefox, PuTTY, OllyDBG, ProcessActivityView, SniffPass Password Sniffer, ClamAV, IECookiesView, FreeOTFE, FindSSN, The Sleuth Kit, and OpenOffice.


Recent releases

  •  03 Nov 2010 20:44

    Release Notes: One major addition to this project is Forge. This tool offers a simple GUI interface for users to customize Katana by installing more distributions, like Samurai, Pentoo, Knoppix, and BitDefender. Users can select their distribution of choice or run the installation through the command line. This version also adds the Computer Aided Investigative Environment (CAINE) for a live forensics environment, and Kon-Boot for authentication bypassing. A lot of effort was put into the addition of some new applications to the Katana Tool Kit, such as Metasploit, NMAP, Cain & Able, and many more.

    •  25 Mar 2010 16:19

      Release Notes: This release removes OSWA Assistant, Damn Small Linux, Damn Vulnerable Linux, and Slax. It adds Puppy Linux, Kaspersky Live, Trinity Rescue Kit, Clonezilla, Derik's Boot, and Nuke. It adds the Katana Tool Kit interface. It adds several new Windows tools including GNUWin32, Forensic Acquisition Utilities, Angry IP, and The Sleuth Kit. It changes the personal directory from "home" to "Documents".

      •  16 Dec 2009 18:43

        Release Notes: Ophcrack Live, Backtrack, and OSWA Assistant have been updated. Over 100 portable Windows applications have been added. Additional documentation is included. Install and uninstall scripts have been added for easier use.

        Recent comments

        26 Mar 2010 15:28 urbanadventurer

        I recommend adding Konboot to the set of bootable distro's.


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