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Back Track – Highest rated Penetration Testing Distribution

backtrack linuxBack Tack Linux is one of the most widely used penetration testing or security distribution. It has a lot of applications installed in it exclusively for hacking or penetration testing. Back Tack is a tool of choice of both professionals and newbies in the field of Information Security. Back Track presents a large collection of security tools, network analyzers, debuggers, Sniffers, Hacking Tools, Testing tools etc.Back Track is available for download in Gnome and KDE desktop environments. The Latest release Back Track 5 now supports 32bit, 64bit and arm architecture. A special download of 32bit version (Gnome) for VMWare is also available.

INSTALLING BACK TRACK

Back Track can be installed into a hard drive or a pen-drive and a special VMWare edition is also available if you want to rum it in VMWare.

To Install Back Track in a usb drive, you will have to download an iso file from the download source and then install it into a pen drive using Unetbootin or any other usb disk creator.

To install Back Track into a hard disk you will have to download the iso file of the live distribution, run the live distribution. The installation can be started after you log into Back Track and start its Graphical User Interface.

Back Track Home Screen

Back Track Applications

LOGGING IN AND STARTING GUI OF LIVE DISTRIBUTION

When the live distribution is loading it prompts you to login in the bash script. The login details are

username: root

password: toor

Once you have logged in you can start the GUI using the command

startx

back track login screen - logging into Back Track

CHANGING THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IN BACK TRACK

The default password in Back Track can be changed typing the following command in the terminal.

passwd

This will prompt you to enter new password

Changing Password in Back Track

The new password you type in is not displayed for security reasons.

INSTALLING APPLICATION IN BACK TRACK

Back Track supports all apt commands so that you can install any applications present in the repository. To find more on apt commands, view its manual page by typing

man apt

in the terminal. Back Track also supports dpkg command so that you can install packages you have downloaded or you get from other sources. To know more about dpkg command and its options, see its manual page by typing following command in the terminal.

man dpkg

To know more on any packages you have installed or any applications installed you can find help, instructions options, usage etc in the man page of the application which can be accessed by the following command in the Terminal.

man <application name or command>

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