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I remember a while back, someone released a Linux distro that was meant to be hacked or secured as an exercise. Does anyone remember the name? Quite a few Google searches have turned up nothing.

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closed as off topic by Sven, Greg Askew, Michael Hampton, quanta, mulaz Mar 13 '13 at 16:53

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You probably mean Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL).

You may find it

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Probably, but that link - and the distro, apparently - are dead. – Michael Hampton Mar 13 '13 at 16:56… – wuzuu Mar 13 '13 at 17:05
Yep, that's it. Thanks! – Vineel Adusumilli Mar 13 '13 at 17:05

How about Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) - purposely built with as many security holes as possibly and badly configured too. It is usually used to train people on IT security. You can get more info about it in DistroWatch.

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