I have already posted many guides that how a Linux operating system is far better than windows, Linux has many flavors present and it is dream operating system for hackers also, Well development of Linux is an open source project, Since, you know that Linux has many flavors therefore today i decided to post information about a flavor of Linux which is specially designed for hackers and penetration testers which scan applications and websites for vulnerability. The name of this flavor of Linux is BackTrack.
Its been released till its version 4, and version 5 is releasing soon. Some of my posts regarding Linux OS are here you may like to read them too for getting convinced to switch to Linux:
Softwares Installation in Linux - Beginner Guide
Top 10 Ubuntu OS Tricks and Tips (Hacks)
List of Linux Remote Desktop Softwares - Free
How to Install Ubuntu and Windows Together
Linux Vs Windows
How to Install Linux Virtually In Windows - Making Linux Virtual Machine
BackTrack 5 - Features and Properties:-BackTrack previous versions were also loaded with many testing and penetration tools, Also information gathering tools were present in it, Now its version 5 will come with some new version of such tools and also with some new features. BackTrack 5 will be based on Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS), and will (finally) support both 32 bit and 64 bit architectures. It will be officially supporting KDE 4, Gnome and Fluxbox while providing users streamlined ISO downloads of each Desktop Environment (DE). Tool integration from its repositories will be seamless with all our supported DE’s, including the specific DE menu structure.
Major Tools Included in BackTrack>>Metasploit integration
>>RFMON Injection capable wireless drivers
>>Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal)
>>BeEF (Browser Exploitation Framework)
>>Cisco OCS Mass Scanner A very reliable and fast scanner for Cisco routers with telnet/enable default password.
>>Quypt (Terminal Emulator) (which is private software by Crimson Hacking group, which has leaked to the Mainstream) Blackhat
>>A large collection of exploits as well as more commonplace software such as browsers.
BackTrack Major Categories on Which Tools are Based>>Information Gathering
>>Web Application Analysis
>>Radio Network Analysis (802.11, Bluetooth, RFID)
>>Penetration (Exploit & Social Engineering Toolkit)
>>Voice Over IP
Screen Shots of BackTrack 5
Download BackTrack 5BackTrack 5 will be released at 10 May 2011, And will be available for download here.
Tags: Hacking and Security Tools, Linux