Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: is there a particular tablet that runs backtrack better than the others?

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default is there a particular tablet that runs backtrack better than the others?

    As the title says, is there a tablet that runs backtrack better than any others? Or is the ARM version of BT5 still to unstable for real day to day use? I see that some users have gotten it so work on several devices with varying degrees of success. I'm mostly interested in using nmap and wireshark (maybe aircrack). I'm eyeing the Acer Iconia since it has a USB host and would be suitable for running a USB wifi card. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Just burned their ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    11

    Default

    You aren't really running a native install of the OS, you are running a virtualized sort of system. I did this with a first gen Xoom and it was very slow, but then again that was before tablets had Tegra chips with 4 cores. I'm sure whatever tablet you choose will end up being similar just keep in mind you should have a micro-sd card slot. Also note that running Backtrack or any other OS on a tablet is neat and educational, but not really practical. I imagine we are a couple of years away from this being a useful exercise, for now as I said, its mostly educational.

    I should follow that up by saying there are some interesting attack vectors that mobile devices with pentesting software on them can be used for. I have heard and seen devices being sent in packages to companies as fake deliveries. They show up, the receptionist signs for it and the individual to which the package is addressed says "I never ordered that", so the receptionist arranges a return for the following day or whenever. In the meantime the attacker uses the device to scan the networks, possibly getting into company guest networks or maybe breaking some poorly secured wireless network depending. This is relying on a lot of different stars aligning, but I have come to learn they frequently do. I would still say unless that is something you are planning on doing, and obviously for a legal test, I would stick with a laptop. Tablets are somewhat of an expensive ereader/browser (perhaps the Google Nexus tab excluded).
    Last edited by g0tmi1k; 10-20-2012 at 12:29 PM.

  3. #3
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: is there a particular tablet that runs backtrack better than the others?

    Thanks. That is what I wanted to know. At this point it seems that one is as good as another. I know that I should avoid hardware with locked bootloaders (like some Motorola phones). It would be nice if packet injection were supported on whatever wifi chip the tablet had.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-29-2009, 05:29 PM
  2. Compatability with WalkAbout HH3 tablet pc
    By chobits_maker in forum OLD Newbie Area
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-02-2008, 03:25 AM
  3. bt3 install on tablet with no cd drive
    By yoma819 in forum OLD BT3final Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-14-2008, 02:16 PM
  4. Tablet PC how to enable pen
    By Unregistered User in forum OLD Tutorials and Guides
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-21-2008, 01:56 PM
  5. help Screen rotation on tablet
    By Unregistered User in forum OLD Newbie Area
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-09-2007, 05:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •