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    Question Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    Hello Backtrack forum ,

    Im still pretty new to backtrack i have successfully tested my wep key and now i was wanting to test my wpa2 key but was having a few issues so could some one answer a few questions i have ?


    Q. Im using Backtrack 3 atm but was thinking about going to Backtrack 4, Witch is better for beginners ?

    Q. When i boot from the live CD i cant save anything at all like a word dictionary and screenshots, ect.
    Is that normal ?

    Q. If i make Backtrack boot from my USB drive will it act like a mini hard drive so i can save stuff in backtrack like a dictionary and screen shots ect.... ?

    Q. Can anyone suggest a good, preferably free word dictionary for backtrack ?

    Q. Can any one suggest a good wap2 key testing tutorial ?

    Thank You to everyone in advance for the pointers and suggestions .

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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    Hello welcome to the forums..

    First: Only Backtrack 4 is supported here so you are not going to get any help asking questions about backtrack 3

    Its time to upgrade any way right??

    Second: yes working with a live cd, that is normal behavoir. if you are looking for a writable system, look into installing on to a usb stick or onto a harddrive

    Third: Yes you can make a writable usb stick

    Fourth: there are a ton of wordlists out there to be found..... GOOGLE and you shall find.... All are free.. you should never have to pay for a wordlist.
    you can make your own, and BT4 comes with a couple.. or search the forums several people have posted their worlists for download...

    Fifth: as far as tutorials go you can look in the video section or the tutorial section...

    just start reading the posts in the beginners forum until you can get a feel for what you are trying to do.

    Everything that you have a question about (almost everything) can be answered by finding the information in these forums...

    Good Luck
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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    Q. Im using Backtrack 3 atm but was thinking about going to Backtrack 4, Witch is better for beginners ?
    Update to BT4, it is better supported, has less bugs, and more tools. Besides, if you can use BT3 you should be able to use BT4.

    Q. When i boot from the live CD i cant save anything at all like a word dictionary and screenshots, ect. Is that normal ?
    Yes. To do this requires a persistent usb. See here: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad-thread.html which you should have read before posting these questions. A little of your own research goes a long way. And that answers your next question too.

    Q. Can anyone suggest a good, preferably free word dictionary for backtrack ?
    There are some contained in the backtrack repositories, under Backtrack wordlists.

    Q. Can any one suggest a good wap2 key testing tutorial ?
    Aircrack-ng will serve all your needs, again, a little research beforehand would have found you this. You can find it here: Aircrack-ng It has all the necessary documentation to get you started, and finished.

    Please next time, use Google, (He/She, wouldn't want to be sexist) is your friend.

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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by linux215 View Post
    Q. Can any one suggest a good wap2 key testing tutorial ?
    Quote Originally Posted by WolverineOD View Post
    Aircrack-ng will serve all your needs, again, a little research beforehand would have found you this. You can find it here: .
    Actually aircrack-ng is not going to help anyone with wap2.
    Sometimes I try to fit a 16-character string into an 8–byte space, on purpose.

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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by killadaninja View Post
    Actually aircrack-ng is not going to help anyone with wap2.
    May I ask you why?

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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by killadaninja View Post
    Actually aircrack-ng is not going to help anyone with wap2.
    Very true, I misread that. I apologize

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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    To be frank, there are some differences between BT3 and BT4 that you should look into before making the switch, BT3 is very different in some aspects.

    I did a dual-boot install of BT4 to HDD and have never looked back, its the best way to learn ; its there so you gotta deal with it

    There are a lot of excellent tutorials here regarding WEP & WPA passkey cracking, so you should have no trouble in finding what you are looking for.

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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    for beginners i am actually partial to BT3F, slackware will always have a special place in my heart, but also many of the tools in the distro are outdated or glitchy, requiring that you learn more about linux and compile many of the tools from source. however whichever BT version you choose will be personal preference.
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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by killadaninja View Post
    Actually aircrack-ng is not going to help anyone with wap2.
    Quote Originally Posted by windhawk View Post
    May I ask you why?
    Of coarse you may, because the aircrack-ng suite has nothing to do with the "wap" protocool.
    Last edited by killadaninja; 07-04-2010 at 08:44 PM.
    Sometimes I try to fit a 16-character string into an 8–byte space, on purpose.

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    Default Re: Can someone Answer some beginner questions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by killadaninja View Post
    Of coarse you may, because the aircrack-ng suite has nothing to do with the "wpa" protocool.
    Are you sure? -> cracking_wpa [Aircrack-ng]

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