Looking at live CD/DVD Linux security distros for beginners

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There are some really interesting live CD/DVD distros out there, if you are into learning about computer security and getting familiar with many of the popular tools to explore all of the many facets of the craft. Here are a couple that stood out for me:
BackTrack is the 300 pound gorilla in this space. But it may not be the most accessible for people who are just getting started.
Live Hacking is very nice and the lead person behind this project has published a book that seems to be interesting and accessible to all.
Network Security Toolkit added to the list thanks to Akatsuki1961.
Security Onion is another very nice distro. It seems to have more tools than Live Hacking and has a number of IDS tools pre-installed.

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