Last Updated on: 4th June 2023, 12:36 pm

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Origin: Germany
Category: Security
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.3.9b | February 27, 2007

INSERT (Inside Security Rescue Toolkit) – a self-contained Linux system with graphical user interface that boots from a credit card-sized CD-ROM. It is heavily based on KNOPPIX which is based on Debian, some ideas were taken from DamnSmallLinux as well.

On INSERT you’ll find a lot of useful applications to aid you in various situations:
– network analysis (e.g. tcpdump, nmap, iptraf)
– data recovery (e.g. partimage, gpart, testdisk)
– virus scanning (clam antivirus, F-Prot-downloader with GUI xfprot)
– full write support for NTFS-partitions using ntfs-3g or ntfsmount
– computer forensics (e.g. chkrootkit, rkhunter, foremost)
– surf the internet (e.g. and advanced version of the web browser dillo)

You have access to some important applications via the Fluxbox menu, which can be reached with a right mouse click over the background.
Additionally you will find a few tools in the Tools directory on the CD which can be of use when running Windows (e.g. ext2ifs, putty, winscp).

You work as user insert by default. To work as root you can prefix commands with sudo , change identity with su – or just open a terminal with a root shell.

Author of INSERT is Matthias Mikuletz.
The project was under development between 2003 and 2007.

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