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Test Your Environment's Security with BackTrack

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

"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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