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DesktopLinux: Security-Oriented Linux Live CD Achieves Major Release

Mar 12, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Switzerland-based Remote-Exploit.org project team earlier this week announced the release of BackTrack 2.0, a SLAX-based live CD with a comprehensive collection of security and forensics tools. The distribution features a 2.6.20 Linux kernel (with several patches) and the KDE desktop environment.

"BackTrack was created by merging Auditor Security Linux with WHAX (formerly Whoppix), the project team said. The project's website describes BackTrack as the most highly-rated live CD Linux distribution 'focused on penetration testing,' and claims that 'No other commercial or freely available analysis platform offers an equivalent level of usability with automatic configuration and focus on penetration testing...'"

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