Backtrack

Backtrack is live CD (bootable) that is a compilation of network security tools. Based on SLAX, Backtrack 3 currently has over 300 tools.

Backtrack is available from remote-exploit.org

Every package, kernel configuration and script is optimized to be used by security penetration testers. Patches and automation have been added, applied or developed to provide a neat and ready-to-go environment.

There is more information available at the BackTrack Wiki – [backtrack.offensive-security.com]
. . . including a list of tools that are found on Backtrack 3

Some of the better known tools include:

  • nmap and zenmap for recon scanning
  • metasploit framework for penetration
  • kismet for wireless
  • john the ripper for password hash cracking
  • hydra for password quessing
  • autopsy for forensics
  • nikto for vulnerability assessment
  • ettercap for sniffing credentials
  • aircrack, airpwn and karma for wireless
  • netcat for connections
  • yersinia for sniffing network information
  • hping for probing with crafted packets
  • etherape for network discovery and display

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