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Test Your Environment's Security with BackTrack

Jun 17, 2008, 11:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"In the field of penetration testing, BackTrack is today's premier Linux distribution. Designed for, created by, and used by security professionals around the globe, BackTrack is the result of a merger between two earlier, competing distributions--WHAX and Auditor Security Collection. The most recent beta version was released on June 10.

"BackTrack 3.0 beta (BT3) is showing up in a lot of places these days. There was a presentation in February at ShmooCon, an annual hacker convention. At this year's National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), it was the distro of choice for the Red Team--the attackers--made up of experienced security professionals..."

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