BackTrack is a is a Linux distribution focusing on security and the opposite, the hackers…

New Backtrack 5 R3 has adopted new advantages, it offers a slew of security and forensic tools on a live DVD, ready to use, the Distro is based. Distro is also based on Ubuntu and WiFi drivers to allow injection attacks. You can download the distribution in a GNOME or a KDE version, also Backtrack 5 R5 has available a VMware Image (Gnome, 32 bit), for 32-bit or 64-bit x86 machines. Also the live DVD ISO file, which you can burn to a DVD or write to a USB stick.

BackTrack 5 allows you to boot into a stealth or a forensics mode, the boot menu gives you various options. The default option just starts a live session in Gnome or KDE with startx, but there’s also a stealth mode which boots the distribution without generating any network traffic: you have to enable networking manually later. A good option to hide your presence on the network. Another option is the forensics mode, which doesn’t automatically mount the computer’s drives and also doesn’t use any swap space it finds. When forensically investigating a system, this guarantees that you don’t accidentally wipe out hidden traces.


BackTrack is filled with a collection of more than 300 open source security tools, which you can find organized in different submenus of the “Backtrack” menu: “Information Gathering”, “Vulnerability Assessment”, “Exploitation Tools”, “Privilege Escalation”, “Maintaining Access”, “Reverse Engineering”, “RFID Tools”, “Stress Testing”, “Forensics”, “Reporting Tools”, “Services”, and “Miscellaneous”. Each submenu is further subdivided into subcategories. The developers have added a nice touch to menu items of commandline utilities: when you click on such a menu item, it opens a terminal window with the tool showing its usage, e.g. with the –help option.

Backtrack 5 R3 Screenshot 2

You can download the BackTrack 5 R3 release via torrent right now from the links:

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