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BackTrack is the most top rated Linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. BackTrack consists of more than 300 different up-to-date tools which are logically structured according to the work flow of security professionals.
It's evolved from the merge of the two wide spread distributions - Whax and Auditor Security Collection. By joining forces and replacing these distributions, BackTrack has gained massive popularity and was voted in 2006 as the #1 Security Live Distribution by insecure.org. Security professionals as well as new-comers are using BackTrack as their favorite toolset all over the globe.
It takes advantage of SLAX's modular design and structure to enable the user to include customizable scripts, additional tools and configurable kernels in personalized distributions.With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly from the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes.
BackTrack's functionality further increases with the arrangement of each tool in 16 categories. The tool categories are as follows -
- Exploit Archives
- Password Attacks
- Wireless Tools
- Cisco Tools
- Database Tools
- Forensic Tools
- BackTrack Services
In short,BackTrack is a must have for any security expert out there.
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About the author : Rishabh Dangwal
Rishabh Dangwal is a no-nonsense network geek who has got a thing for guitars, retro games and emulators. When he is not tinkering with devices and gadgets, he can be found reading novels by Fredrick Forsyth. Follow him on Twitter