Blog : BackTrack Linux – Penetration Testing Distribution

BackTrack 5 Release in 5 days

For all those who haven’t heard, BackTrack 5 will be released in 5 days. So far, we are on schedule and the whole team is excited by the release. The 10th will be a hectic day for us, so we thought we’d start putting out some information about BackTrack 5 ahead of time – to reduce our load on the release day.

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European Open Source Event 10-12 May 2011 – Paris

We are pleased to announce to you that the first public release of BackTrack Linux 5 will be presented during the European open-source event next 10th May 2011 in Paris. A delegation of BackTrack Linux developers from Italy, backed with the support of the European community will be hosting a stand in the “community area” to showcase BackTrack and answer any question about this new version of BackTrack Linux.

The entry to this event is free of charge. For more information, check these event links:

The Schmooze Strikes Back

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Social Engineering Defcon 19 CTF is on its way.

When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. This is a common mistake that a lot of technical security practitioners make when dealing with security issues – always focusing on technology. This is why the BackTrack Team has always been so pleased to support the existence of Social-Engineer.Org and their efforts to raise awareness of the impact that malicious social engineering attacks have on companies as well as individuals.

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BackTrack 5 – Release Date and Tool Suggestions

As BackTrack 5 development rolls on full steam ahead, we’ve been getting numerous questions about the future release. We thought we’d publish a blog post with general information about BT5 for the impatient. The codename of this release will be “revolution”, for a bunch of reasons.

BackTrack 5 will be based on Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS), and will (finally) support both 32 bit and 64 bit architectures. We will be officially supporting KDE 4, Gnome and Fluxbox while providing users streamlined ISO downloads of each Desktop Environment (DE). Tool integration from our repositories will be seamless with all our supported DE’s, including the specific DE menu structure.

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THE OFFICIAL SOCIAL ENGINEERING BOOK We would like to congratulate Social-Engineer.Org for their official release of the book, Social Engineering : The Art of Human Hacking. The book has proven to be a huge success and being marked by the community as the official social engineering book.

We are excited to see lead the way in evolving social engineering’s reputation from the world of scammers and thugs to a science that can be utilized to help improve information security for all of us.

We strongly encourage everyone to increase their awareness of malicious social engineering and the dangers it provides, and this book and the official social engineering framework are the perfect vehicles to start.

Infected Mushroom