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: […]

Bypass Windows or Linux Logon With Kon-Boot

Kon-Boot is an prototype piece of software which allows to change contents of a linux kernel (and now Windows kernel also!!!) on the fly (while booting). In the current compilation state it allows to log into a linux system as ‘root’ user without typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to […]

Unzip rar files in Ubuntu with unrar

Often it is necessary to extract files. zip and tar.gz files can be opened directly in Ubuntu (and other flavors of Linux), but rar is not supported by default. You should install and use unrar to extract rar files. % sudo apt-get install unrar Two useful and probably most used command are: % unrar e […]

Adding Ubuntu to Windows Active Directory

This is a step by step guide for joining a Ubuntu-based computer to a Windows Active Directory Domain. After a successful join the computer can then be accessed by AD users (as long as they have the required permissions). The Operating System used in this example is Ubuntu 9.04 but this guide should work for […]

How to: Change / Setup bash custom prompt (PS1)

So how do you setup, change and pimp out Linux / UNIX shell prompt? Most of us work with a shell prompt. By default most Linux distro displays hostname and current working directory. You can easily customize your prompt to display information important to you. You change look and feel by adding colors. In this […]

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 […]

BackTrack 4 PreRelease Hard Disk Install

Since BackTrack 4 Pre-Release does not contain an installer you can follow these steps to install BT4 quickly and easily. The assumption is that you are installing BT4 on an empty disk (/dev/sda in this tutorial). Boot to BT4 DVD (download BackTrack 4 ISO – make sure to get the BT 4 Beta and not the BT4 Pre […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is the Linux equivalent to RoboCopy?

The Linux equivalent to Window’s robocopy is the command line file mirroring utility called rsync. Whether you want to backup your data, distribute files securely or mirror your working documents over the internet from the office to home, between computers on your local network, or from your computer to your web server, rsync can get […]