Sn1per is a penetration testing automation scanner that can be used during a penetration test to enumerate and scan for vulnerabilities. Features Automatically collects basic recon (ie. whois, ping
So Linux Live CDs based around hacking or penetration testing used to be a super big deal, they died down a bit in the last few years. The king of the hill back in 2011 used to be BackTrack and the
Open source project, based on Kali Linux, can launch network and USB exploits.