Introducing ZIION 23.2: The Ultimate VM for Web3 Developers and Auditors

We are excited to announce the release of ZIION 23.2, the latest version of the world's first operating system focused on blockchain development and security auditing. With this release, we have expanded our toolkit to provide even greater support for security auditors in the rapidly evolving digital landscape. ZIION 23.2 now includes tools for Cloud, Web, and IoT auditing, further solidifying its position as the go-to VM for Web3 and beyond.

New in ZIION 23.2: Cloud Audit Tools

Cloud services are increasingly vital for modern businesses, which means ensuring the security of their configuration and usage is of paramount importance. With ZIION 23.2, we are introducing a suite of cloud audit tools that will enable auditors to analyze and secure cloud infrastructures across popular platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. 

By providing comprehensive support for cloud security assessments, ZIION 23.2 equips auditors with the necessary resources to safeguard critical data and applications in the cloud.

Here are a few (but not all) of the newly available cloud auditing tools in ZIION 23.2:

  • Steampipe: An open-source CLI tool that enables querying cloud infrastructure and resources using SQL, simplifying data retrieval and analysis for effective cloud management.

  • Scoutsuite: An open-source multi-cloud security auditing tool that generates comprehensive reports, enabling organizations to identify and mitigate security risks in their cloud environments.

  • Peirates: An open-source Kubernetes penetration testing tool that streamlines security testing by automating and simplifying common attack techniques against Kubernetes clusters.

  • Cloudsploit: An automated cloud security scanning tool that helps identify misconfigurations and compliance violations.

  • Majority of Cloud Provider CLIs: ZIION is now equipped with the majority of Cloud Provider CLIs like Alibaba CLI, AWS CLI, AZURE CLI, Digital Ocean CLI, and gCloud CLI.

Learn more about Cloud auditing tools:

New in ZIION 23.2: Web Audit Tools

Web applications continue to be an essential aspect of the digital world, and their security should never be overlooked, even, or especially, in Web3 projects. To help security professionals address the growing number of threats targeting web applications, ZIION 23.2 comes packed with a robust set of web audit tools. These tools will empower smart contract auditors to identify vulnerabilities, conduct penetration tests, and perform comprehensive security assessments for a safer web experience, without having to switch to another VM.

ZIION 23.2's new web auditing tools include:

  • NMap: A network scanning tool that enables users to discover hosts, services, and vulnerabilities on networks for effective reconnaissance and assessment.

  • OWASP ZAP: A powerful web application security testing tool that helps developers and security professionals identify vulnerabilities and security flaws in web applications.

  • Ffuf: A web application fuzzer that enables security professionals to quickly discover hidden resources, directories, and files by sending a large number of requests to a target server.

  • httpX: A fast and multi-purpose HTTP toolkit that simplifies security testing by allowing users to scan for web applications, virtual hosts, and open ports, while also supporting HTTP/2, HTTP/3, and custom headers.

  • GitLeaks: A SAST tool for detecting and preventing hardcoded secrets like passwords, API keys, and tokens in git repos.

Learn more about Web auditing tools:

New in ZIION 23.2: IoT Audit Tools

The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a new frontier for connectivity, but it has also introduced new security challenges. With the inclusion of IoT audit tools in ZIION 23.2, security auditors can now thoroughly assess the security of IoT devices and networks, identify vulnerabilities, and implement necessary countermeasures to ensure the protection of connected devices and systems.

Here are a few of the new cloud auditing tools available in ZIION 23.2:

  • BinWalk: A fast, easy-to-use tool for analyzing, reverse engineering, and extracting firmware images.

  • Frida & Frida-Tools: A dynamic instrumentation toolkit for developers, reverse engineers, and security researchers.

  • MobSF: Mobile Security Framework (MobSF) is an automated, all-in-one mobile application (Android/iOS/Windows) pen-testing, malware analysis, and security assessment framework capable of performing static and dynamic (outside a VM) analysis.

  • Mosquitto & MQTT Client Shell: Mosquitto is an open-source MQTT broker and MQTT Client Shell is a text console-based, interactive shell for exercising various tasks associated with MQTT client communications.

  • Wireshark: A network traffic analyzer

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By incorporating Cloud, Web, and IoT audit tools into ZIION 23.2, Halborn has created an even more comprehensive Virtual Machine that caters to the needs of blockchain developers and security auditors in a rapidly changing digital landscape. With support for multiple blockchains, 100+ pre-installed tools, and now a vast array of resources for Web, Cloud, and IoT auditing, ZIION 23.2 is the ultimate toolbox for blockchain developers and security auditors.

Don't miss out on the latest advancements in security auditing with ZIION 23.2. Download the newest release at and explore our documentation at to learn more about the powerful features and tools.

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