Backtrack 5


BackTrack is a GNU/Linux distribution distributed as a Live DVD aimed at digital forensics use and penetration testing

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack you Install BackTrack, boot it from a Live DVD or thumbdrive, the penetration distribution has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely for the purpose of the penetration tester.


  1. BackTrack includes many well known security tools including:
  2. Metasploit integration
  3. RFMON Injection capable wireless drivers
  4. Kismet
  5. Nmap
  6. Ophcrack
  7. Ettercap
  8. Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal)
  9. BeEF (Browser Exploitation Framework)
  10. Hydra
  11. Cisco OCS Mass Scanner A very reliable and fast scanner for Cisco routers with telnet/enable default password.
  12. Quypt (Terminal Emulator) (which is private software by Crimson Hacking group, which has leaked to the Mainstream) Blackhat
  13. A large collection of exploits as well as more commonplace software such as browsers.


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