Blog : BackTrack Linux – Penetration Testing Distribution



Metasploit – A Penetration Testers Guide

We are proud to announce the availability of a new book – Metasploit, a Penetration Testers Guide. The book is authored by Dave Kennedy (ReL1K), Devon Kearns (dookie), Jim O’Gorman (_Elwood_), and Mati Aharoni (muts). The book is released through NoStarch Press.


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How Strong is Your Kid’s Schmooze?

Each Year Defcon is known for testing the limits and pushing the boundaries. Defcon 19 will be no exception to that. The Defcon crew and the team at Social-Engineer.Org SE CTF are excited to announce the a new event for kids at Defcon 19 – the first ever KIDS CTF.

As part of the 2 day long Security For Kids Con, SEORG will be running a “How Strong is Your Schmooze – Kids Edition” Social-Engineering CTF just for the kids.

Social-Engineer.Org is presently taking registrations for the Kids Social-Engineering CTF. (Defcon reg is separate) Once the submissions are in, kids will be placed into teams of 2 or 3.

In addition, Chris and Jim will be giving an educational speech geared at the kids and how to use the principles of social engineering in their lives.

For more information you can check out the rules, blog and registration page on Social-Engineer.org.

BackTrack 5 – Bugtracker Updates and News

Today, we launch the first ever public BugTracker for BackTrack, bringing the concept of “community support” to a whole new level. Users in the community will be able to register and submit tickets for bug reports, new tools, feature requests or tool upgrades. We believe this new system of bug reporting will benefit BackTrack greatly, bringing along with it more prompt updates to newly found issues.

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BackTrack 5 – Are you Infected yet?

In case you haven’t heard, BackTrack 5 was released just a mere 54 hours ago. So far the ride has been intense. With over 112,000 downloads (yes that averages about 34 copies of BackTrack per MINUTE) we are ecstatic to hear all the feedback on BackTrack.
In the next few days we will be eliminating bugs which have been posted in the forums. If you find a bug, please jump over to the BackTrack Linux Forums and report it (Read more…)

BackTrack 5 Release

The BackTrack Dev team has worked furiously in the past months on BackTrack 5, code name “revolution”. Today, we are proud to release our work to the public, and then rest for a couple of weeks.

This new revision has been built from scratch, and boasts several major improvements over all our previous releases.
BackTrack 5 released

Based on Ubuntu Lucid LTS. Kernel 2.6.38, patched with all relevant wireless injection patches. Fully open source and GPL compliant. (Read more…)
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