An Introduction To Backtrack

Hi Folks, My few recent articles were related with Backtrack so I just thought to give a quick introduction about Backtrack.
Since I'm also a beginner with Backtrack but a quick learner :P so here I'm gonna share some features of Backtrack which I found on Internet and by myself.
Backtrack is a live Linux Distribution made with this goal, be the best penetration and learning tool around. It's Based on Ubuntu Lucid LTS (10.04). Kernel 2.6.38, patched with all relevant wireless injection patches. Fully open source and GPL compliant. In this release you can choose to have Gnome or KDE and install it on 32 or 64 bit computer. The former release supported only 32 bit installation.
Talking of computer security tools not separrated with the most popular computer security tool of the year 'backtrack', backtrack has so many tools and application to do such security penetration testing, security attack and also computer security action for computer/digital forensic purpose.
Backtrack linux have some potential resource to be reliable digital forensic tools. Backtrack have so many tools to help computer analyst to do some jobs like Examine drive, Analyzing drive, Recovery dive, Vulnerabilities check, Penetration testing, and File interogation.

Backtrack loaded with tools of different categories:
  • Information Gathering
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Exploitation Tools
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Maintaining Access
  • Reverse Engineering
  • RFID Tools
  • Stress Testing
  • Forensics
  • Reporting Tools
  • Services
  • Miscellaneous

BackTrack is a powerful hacking suite. It is well made, with stylish touches that add to the overall feel of the distribution. It runs very fast in the live mode, even faster than most installed distributions. Most importantly, the array of tool is rich, well balanced and overall quite impressive.
For security professionals looking for a complete testing package that has all their favorite gadgets neatly arrayed, on top of a stable, popular distribution and with Synaptic package management for easy replenishment of any missing bits, BackTrack is an excellent candidate for their work.


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