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August 5, 2010


BackTrack 4 R1 Public Release

Following a limited pre-distribution at BlackHat in Las Vegas, muts and the guys at Offensive Security have released the final version of BackTrack 4 R1. The changes are primarily kernel update (2.6.34) and improved wireless drivers. All packages have been updated, and a full Fluxbox desktop environment has also been added – see screenshot below and others here.

BackTrack is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution geared towards hackers/penetration testers, and comes with a variety of pre-installed security tools. The distro can be used as a Live-DVD, or installed like a normal Linux install. BackTrack 4 was released 6 months ago, on the 9th January 2010. The roadmap for the project can be found here.

The R1 ISO weighs in at 2GB and the VMWare image is 2.5GB. Both downloads are available here.

[Update] BackTrack r2 (Codename: Nemesis) is now available

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. jon
    Nov 13 2010

    does backtrack come loaded with a dictionary

  2. SJ
    Nov 13 2010

    Yes, it has a few built-in wordlists.

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