BackTrack Reborn – Kali Linux

It’s been 7 years since they released the first version of BackTrack Linux, and the ride so far has been exhilarating. When their dev team started talking about BackTrack 6 (almost a year ago), each of them put on paper a few “wish list goals” that they each wanted implemented in the “next version”.It soon became evident to them that with their 4 year old development architecture, they would not be able to achieve all of these new goals without a massive restructure so that’s exactly what they did and “Kali” was born.

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BackTrack 5 R2 Released!

After months of development, bug fixes, upgrades, and the addition of 42 new tools, the BackTrack team is happy to announce the full release of BackTrack 5 R2 available for download now. Running their custom-built 3.2.6 kernel with the best wireless support available, this is their fastest and best release of BackTrack yet. In the past few weeks, they have had a flood of submissions to their BackTrack Redmine Tracker with submissions for many new tools and dozens of packages that needed to be updated and this has helped to make this one of the strongest releases they’ve ever had.

Once again, their good friends over at Paterva have created a special BackTrack edition of Maltego 3.1.0 for our data mining pleasure and they have also included their recently-released CaseFile tool to help us organize and collate data from numerous sources. If you have never used these tools before, you really need to…they will change the way we interact with data and conduct reconnaissance.
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BackTrack 5 R1 Released!

The BackTrack team announced the release of BackTrack 5 R1 (Release one) which is available for download now. This will complete their first 3 month cycle since the last release. With over 100 bug fixes, numerous package updates and the addition of over 30 new tools and scripts.

We are really happy with this release, and believe that as with every release, this is our best one yet. Some pesky issues such as rfkill in VMWare with rtl8187 issues have been fixed, which provides for a much more solid experience with BackTrack.
We’ve released Gnome and KDE ISO images for 32 and 64 bit (no arm this release, sorry!), as well as a VMWare image of a 32 bit Gnome install, with VMWare Tools pre-installed.

Lastly, I would like to thank the whole BackTrack team for pulling off the late nights working on this release, as well as Offensive Security for funding all of this stuff. If you need real world Penetration Testing Training – head on over to Offensive-Security and get ready for a bumpy ride!

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BackTrack 5 Released!

What’s BackTrack?

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 you Install BackTrack, boot it from a Live DVD or thumbdrive, the penetration distribution has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely for the purpose of the penetration tester.

BackTrack 5, the most expected Linux security distribution in the world, has been officially released a few minutes ago.
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