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    Default what version of backtrack should one use?

    I've heard a lot some say to use BT2 and some BT4. Whuch version should I be using?


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    BackTrack 2 is outdated, so unless you have a specific reason to run BackTrack 2, don't.
    BackTrack 4 is the latest, although beta. If you feel it is stable enough for your needs or you want to help out fixing bugs, use this!
    BackTrack 3 is stable.
    Just keep in mind that BackTrack 4 changed - it will now be based on Debian contrary the older versions which were based on Slax -> Slackware.
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    also, BT4beta still misses some of the handy tools you would have in bt3... and it has some new ones? so it's up to you deciding. Try and see for yourself which one suits you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasmador View Post
    I've heard a lot some say to use BT2 and some BT4. Whuch version should I be using?

    thanks
    That's kind of like a "What Linux distribution is the best?" style of question. The answer really depends on what you're going to be doing with it.

    There might be specific reasons you want to use BackTrack 2, for example the De-Ice CDs suggest BackTrack 2 for attacking the live CD environments created by the CDs. There also might be a particular version of a tool on 2 that you need/like to use.

    4 is of course the newest, but its still in Beta so in theory you might have some stability issues (I havent really found any I couldn't fix so far).
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    it also depends on your skill level. certain things (such as installations and updates) are easier to do in bt4b due to apt. but are more difficult to do in slax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    There might be specific reasons you want to use BackTrack 2, for example the De-Ice CDs suggest BackTrack 2 for attacking the live CD environments created by the CDs.
    FYI: As far as de-ice is concerned the disks can still be had with 3 or 4 beta. The only thing one need is the password list that is available here on the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    There might be specific reasons you want to use BackTrack 2, for example the De-Ice CDs suggest BackTrack 2 for attacking the live CD environments created by the CDs.
    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    FYI: As far as de-ice is concerned the disks can still be had with 3 or 4 beta. The only thing one need is the password list that is available here on the forums.
    That is correct. As part of the bruteforcing exercise, the De-ICE disks specifically use the wordlist contained in BT2. BT3 will work fine otherwise, although I haven't tried BT4beta on the De-ICE disks. Also, that isn't to say that other wordlists won't work with the De-ICE disks, it is just that the specific passwords needed to brute force the De-ICE disks are definitely contained in the BT2 wordlist.
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    bt3..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgard View Post
    bt3..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    FYI: As far as de-ice is concerned the disks can still be had with 3 or 4 beta. The only thing one need is the password list that is available here on the forums.
    Yep, was aware of that. I think that mentioning the word list is the only part of BT2 that's needed for the disks is kind of a big hint regards how to go about gaining access though, and this is a newbie who made the OP, so I didn't mention it

    This fact is mentioned on the de-ice.net forums though, so its probably not too much of a spolier
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