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Posted on June 30th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

BlackTrack LinuxBackTrack is the most popular Linux live distribution focused on penetration testing and network security. With no installation whatsoever, the live distribution is ready to run within minutes. BackTrack is the "child", so to speak, of Whax and Auditor Security Collection.

Currently BackTrack consists of more than 300 different up-to-date tools which are logically structured according to the work flow of security professionals. Like most Linux distros, BackTrack is free. The project is hosted and maintained by This structure allows even newcomers to find the related tools to accomplish a certain task.

The newest version is BackTrack 4. It resided in beta state for almost an year but the final result is definitely worth it. This version runs a new kernel, has most major bugs fixed and has a unique set of tools, which one can find only on BackTrack. In this swiss-army knife of a distro, you will find invaluable tools in 11 categories:

Enumeration, Tunneling, Bruteforce, Spoofing, Passwords, Wireless, Discovery, Cisco, Web, Applications, Forensics, Fuzzers, Bluetooth, Misc, Sniffers, VOIP, Debuggers, Penetratio, Database, RFID, Python.

In other words - a little something for everyone out there.

Apart from being the ultimate kit for offensive security, BackTrack is also a good place for security-freak wannabes to start. Enthusiast can take Remote Exploit's security training course and gain essential knowledge about malicious hacker attacks. Trainees start building up from square one until reaching the cutting edge in penetration testing.

We can monitor your server and other network hardware 24/7 and alert you whenever a problem appears.However, it is up to you to keep your system secured. Be sure you sweep aside all unnecessary risk by testing your server's security level.

If you have an account with us and you are running security test, which might affect the performance of your installation, please give us a heads-up. If you do not have an account, it is about time you create one and enjoy a 30 day trial - no strings attached.

Victoria Pal

Doesn't like queuing (particularly at Wimbledon). Likes travelling, tennis and reading. Loves working as a Project Manager at WebSitePulse.

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