Saturday, September 26, 2009

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Backtrack 4 Overview

So, Its Linux Backtrack 4 which i am going to discuss now in this blog post.

Its the newly released backtrack 4,

which is HEAVEN for hackers to find 200_backtrack_07

exploits and break the hell out of the security,

well i am not that good in backtrack

but i think i am good enough to write this article !! :D


So, lets start this blog post is on installing the latest version of backtrack i.e. Backtrack 4 And its overview .

its really cool if you are a penetration testers sector or a hacker or you are a security guy.


Backtrack is extension of LINUX which you all must be aware off.

Quiz  :  What is Backtrack ?

Backtrack is the most top rated Linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly from the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes.


Now, A mockup

Backtrack , Backtrack 4 has become the most used Linux security distro by security

pentesters out there. If being compared to Backtrack 3 , backtrack 4 has less tutorials and documentations than backtrack 3 does.


In this post , you will watch a video about Backtrack 4 tutorial , the video is about installing backtrack 4.



If you are totally new to backtrack LIKE ME .

then you must check out this website of backtrack developers.


So where were we,

if you wan to download backtrack 4 then you must download Backtrack 4 Pre Final DVD ISO


Backtrack 4 Pre Final DVD ISO- 1.4 GB md5 b0485da6194d75b30cda282ceb629654

Backtrack 4 Pre Final VMware 6.5.2 Workstation Image - 2.1 GB md5 1e790d4c6d68acc971a1ad3bd3731cdc


If you are really interested in pro hacking then try this,


The earlier version of backtrack was backtrack 3 which was a HIT.




A little more about Backtrack


Backtrack is a Linux distribution distributed as a Live CD which resulted from the merger of WHAX (previously Whoppix) and the Auditor Security Collection, which is used for penetration testing. It allows the user to include customizable scripts, additional tools and configurable kernels in personalized distributions. The Backtrack project was created by Mati Aharoni and Max Moser and is a collaborative effort involving the community.

  • Backtrack 2 was released on March 6, 2007 and includes over 300 security tools. A beta version of Backtrack 3 was released on December 14, 2007, but it was announced that its main focus was to support more and newer hardware as well as provide more flexibility and modularity.
  • Backtrack 3 was released on June 19, 2008. New additions include SAINT and Malt ego. Nessus was not included in this release, and the developers decided not to upgrade from kernel version
  • Backtrack 4 Beta was released on February 11, 2009, with the biggest change being the move to Debian.
  • Backtrack 4 pre-release was released on 19 June 2009.

The key additions to the Backtrack suite are notably -

Backtracks functionality further increases with the arrangement of each tool in 16 categories. The tool categories are as follows -



For Further reference i refer to you there LINKS


No other commercial or freely available analysis platform offers an equivalent level of usability with automatic configuration and focus on penetration testing.

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