BackTrack is a distribution based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use.It is named after backtracking, a search algorithm. The current version is BackTrack 5 R3. Backtrack to be an excellent tool for those who want to learn hacking techniques and network security.
Backtrack two was released on 6 March 2007 which include more than 300 security tools while the beta version of backtrack 3 was released on 14 December 2007 that on this third release is more focused on hardware support. While the version of backtrack 3 was released on 19 June 2008 on backtrack 3 versions of this saint and maltego enter nessus while not incorporated and remained on the kernel version 18.104.22.168. in BackTrack 4 Final today offers the latest linux kernel 22.214.171.124 kernel. Also equipped with wireless drivers patched for wireless injection to combat attacks (wireless injection attacks)
History of Backtrack :
Once we know what is backtrack. Now itâ€™s time backtrackâ€™er to know the history of backtrack. Wow, there are sejarahâ€™nya what? a backtrack Thereâ€™s a dong! Just like other linux distro, backtrack also has a history.Keep the history of the backtrack itâ€™s like how the hell? Relax bro, chill out. Curious? Want To?
The short history of this:
Backtrack created by Mati Aharoni which is a security consultant from Israel and max mosser so is a collaboration of community, backtrack is itself a merger of whax which whax was one of the linux distributions that are used to test the security of the origin of whax knoppix. When the knoppix mencapi version 3.0 then called with whax. We could do with whax securtity test of various network anywhere. Max mosser is the auditor security collection that specifies for him to penetrate security in linux, a merger of whax and auditorâ€™s own menghasilakan 300 tool used for testing the security of the network. Auditor security collection is also on knoppix.
Features of the backtrack: Among some of the tools contained in the backtrack:
-Rfmon wireless drivers
-AutoScan-Network â€“ AutoScan-Network is a network Discovering andmanaging application
-Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal)
-But in addition to backtrack network tools include mozilla, pidgin, k3b,xmms etc..