Backtrack 4 is here!

If you have ever played with internet security or just cracking wireless networks, you are most likely aware of BackTrack’s existence. The latest release has hit the BT (torrents) on January 11 and we are happy to acknowledge it with a YouTube playlist.

BackTrack Logo BT has its origins in Slax, Knopix and the work done by Max Moser and Mati Aharoni, Israeli security researchers. The latest BackTrack 4 is available in 2 flavours (ISO & VMware) and can be downloaded either directly or as a torrent:

Flava Filename (BT) Size MB (Direct)
ISO bt4-final.iso 1570
VM bt4-final-vm.zip 2000

You can also download this wonderful HD wallpaper:

BackTrack 4 Wallpaper (click 4 link)

According to wikipedia, the key additions to the BackTrack suite are notably:

BackTrack's functionality further increases with the arrangement of each tool in 11 categories. The tool categories are as follows -

  • 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

Sources / More info: bt-linux, bt-forum, bt-wiki, pen-testing-wiki, bt4-guide-PDF, yt-bt4

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