This past week the newest version of BackTrack Linux was released. For those that have never heard of BackTrack, here is a quick description:
“BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking.”
For those that are familiar, some of the tools and menus have changed so I recommend checking it out. Regardless, you should look at BackTrack if you are looking at starting an internal penetration testing or vulnerability assessment program. You should also download BackTrack if you are interested in learning about some of the tools that are being used against you.
BT5 has several tools that are categorized, precompiled and installed. Some category examples are:
- Web Security Tools (i.e. sqlInjection, asp injector, web vulnerability testers)
- Exploit Tools (i.e. Metasploit, fasttrack, etc.)
- Fuzzers (i.e. spike)
- Database (i.e. sqlmap, sqlninja, etc.)
I downloaded the latest VM image that uses the GNOME window manager, and I wanted to share a few tips when using the VM image.