December : 2010 : BackTrack Linux – Penetration Testing Distribution



BackTrack Site Compromised

(Mostly taken from http://www.exploit-db.com/owned-and-exposed/ )

There’s nothing like having your butt kicked Christmas morning, which is exactly what happened to us today. We were owned and exposed, in true fashion. The zine also mentioned other sites, as well as the ettercap project being backdoored.

We are currently cleaning out our systems and analyzing the attacks – thankfully, the compromise was limited to non root access, and other than our egos, the damage is not severe. The compromise was limited to non root access to the web, blog and forums. Although there is no evidence as of yet that forum user passwords were compromised, we urge our users to change passwords at their earliest convenience.  None of our development machines have been affected by this attack. We will keep you updated as we have more information through the exploit-database blog.

Merry Christmas to you all, and a happy new year!

The Art of Human Hacking

The Art of Human Hacking Over a year ago the BackTrack team joined forces with social-engineer.org to support the creation of the world’s first framework based around social engineering.

With the framework came the addition of some great tools to BackTrack, such as SET (The Social Engineers Toolkit), created by Dave “Rel1k” Kennedy.

Today, the BackTrack team would like to congratulate Chris “loganWHD” for the release of his book, “Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking”.

This book has been widely anticipated and will help many new to the field of social engineering answer that

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