Aug 5, 2011

Backtrack - Linux Based Penetration Testing OS

Backtrack the highest rated and acclaimed Linux security distribution to date. BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely for the purpose of the penetration tester.

Tools in Backtrack

BackTrack provides users with easy access to a comprehensive and large collection of security-related tools ranging from port scanners to password crackers. Support for 
Live CD and Live USB functionality allows users to boot BackTrack directly from portable media without requiring installation, though permanent installation to hard disk is also an option.
BackTrack includes many well known security tools including:

BackTrack arranges tools into 11 categories:
  • Information Gathering
  • Network Mapping
  • Vulnerability Identification
  • Web Application Analysis
  • Radio Network Analysis (802.11, Bluetooth, RFID)
  • Penetration (Exploit & Social Engineering Toolkit)
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Maintaining Access
  • Digital Forensics
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Voice Over IP

February 5, 2006BackTrack v.1.0 Beta
May 26, 2006The BackTrack project released its first non-beta version (1.0).
March 6, 2007BackTrack 2 final released.
June 19, 2008BackTrack 3 final released.
January 9, 2010BackTrack 4 final release. (Now based on Debian)
May 8, 2010BackTrack 4 R1 release
November 22, 2010BackTrack 4 R2 release
May 10, 2011BackTrack 5 release

 Kudos To - h4ck0lic


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