"This release features the addition of some novel security tools - tools for passive network discovery by analyzing broadcast traffic, very fast SMB password cracking tool and a UPnP device discovery tool analyzing M-SEARCH packets, to mention a few among others. [...]
Arudius is a Linux live CD with tools that try to address the network security aspect (penetration testing and vulnerability analysis) of information assurance. It is based on Slackware (Zenwalk) for i386 systems and targets the information security audience. It is released under the GNU GPL and contains only open-source software. Arudius uses Fluxbox as its window manager but most of the tools included in the distribution are command-line. Note: Arudius is NOT a remastered Slax! The distribution was developed from scratch using vanilla Zenwalk Core (Minislack) install and Linux Live scripts (SLAX). The nice feature it inherits from Slax is that all Slax modules (.mo files) should work fine with Arudius and you should even be able to remaster Arudius using the nice Windows program "MySlax Creator". [...]
There are several differences between Arudius and other security distros. One of them is the collection of tools installed. Arudius aims at being a "security tool" and not just a collection of all security software out there. Thus we have tried to condense as many useful tools as possible while keeping the ISO file size under 210MB - small enough to fit on a mini-CD, thus small enough to load and run completely in RAM.
Another potential difference is that Arudius is developed by people employed in the computer security industry and has been made a part of their daily tasks, which ensures timely updates and releases."