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RE: pentesting and macbook pro
From: "Kyle Starkey" <kstarkey () siegeworks com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:04:34 -0600

Thanks for the input folks... I am trying to cost justify the $3K for my new
MBP right now (anyone have any good security/pentest focused reasons to go
this direction)... Has anyone had any problems compiling/running any of the
unix flavor tools in OSX (john, nessus, hydra, rainbow crack)?  Or has
anyone had any problems with the windows stack being muddled thru paralles
and into OSX and as such stopping attack tools from working?  

I know, I know... If you have a native *nix OS why would you be messing with
Windows... My only response is CORE...

Cheers
-K

-----Original Message-----
From: DaKahuna [mailto:da.kahuna () gmail com] 
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 6:11 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: pentesting and macbook pro

Kelly,

  I am using a D-Link DWL-122 with my MBP and it works just fine.  OS  
X sees it as a Prism 2 chipset and KisMAC uses it natively.  I have  
also used it successfully on other systems with both Auditor and  
BackTrack.

Other than having to use Rosetta every once in a while to get a DMG  
to work correctly, I do not see any problems with the MBP.  I have  
Windows XP installed under Paralles but have not spent any time with it.


On Jul 22, 2006, at 4:45 PM, kelly () cliffhanger com wrote:

I just bought a macbook pro.  I can still take it
back if I want to but, I'm wondering if any of you
find the macbook pro (intel proc) useful for pen
testing?

I'm running an app called parallels.  Parallels is
like vmware for mac.  But I'm not sure if I can
build internal networks like vmware tho.

My biggest question is ...

 - What usb wireless cards are available that work
   with the bootable linux distros (for pen
   testing)?

 - Is the macbook pro (intel) useful for pen
   testing?

-- 
kelly
http://home1.gte.net/res0psau/index.html#Hang-Gliding-Stuff

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