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Old 09-04-2009
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Linux specially for Security tools?

Hey Guys!
I am learning networking and network security as my extra curricular knowledge...! I know linux is an excellent choice if the OS is to be chosen from security..! But is there any linux distribution specially designed with lots of security related tools inbuilt? Help guys! this one will be responsible for my extra knowledge...! Thanks in advance..!
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Re: Linux specially for Security tools?

Hey!

If its realted to security and security testing, its got to be BackTrack

What exactly is backtrack?

BackTrack is a Linux distribution distributed as a Live CD which resulted from the merger of WHAX and the Auditor Security Collection, which is used for Penetration testing. It allows the user to include customizable scripts, additional tools and configurable kernels in personalized distributions. The BackTrack project was created by Mati Aharoni and Max Moser and is a collaborative effort involving the community.

BackTrack 2 was released on March 6, 2007 and includes over 300 security tools. A beta version of BackTrack 3 was released on December 14, 2007, but it was announced that its main focus was to support more and newer hardware as well as provide more flexibility and modularity.

BackTrack 3 was released on June 19, 2008. New additions include SAINT and Maltego. Nessus was not included in this release, and the developers decided not to upgrade from kernel version 2.6.21.5.

BackTrack 4 Beta was released on February 11, 2009, with the biggest change being the move to a Debian-based distribution.
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Re: Linux specially for Security tools?

Hey!
Thanks a lot man..! It was just a wild guess made by me..! I never knew such Operating System exists...! Well i'm luck it seems...! Thanks again. But from where do i download it..!? Help man..!
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Re: Linux specially for Security tools?

Description: DVD Image
Name: bt4-beta.iso
Size: 854 MB
MD5:
Code:
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