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Back From BlackHat – Imminent R1 Release

BackTrack 4 R1 BlackHat EditionBlackHat and Defcon were a blast , and we are all back glad to be back in one piece. The BlackHat crew printed around 5500 BT4 R1 DVD’s, which were all distributed during the two conferences. In Defcon, the DVD’s were freely available (optional donation) in the Hackers for Charity booth. Many people chose to donate – we applaud you all !

The Online version of the ISO will be released in the next 48 hours. We need to add a missing ipw2200 firmware which was pointed out to us in BH. The main difference in this release in comparison to BT4 Final is a new kernel (2.6.34), which brings with it faster desktop responsiveness, as well as a bastion of new and improved wireless drivers. The rt3070 driver is still a bit wonky, so the new Alfa AWUS036NH cards will not work with aircrack-ng – this will hopefully be resolved soon.

Keep your eye out on the blog for the download links to the public R1 release!

Infected Mushroom