Friday, January 15, 2010

Linux BackTrack 4 (pwnsauce) Final Edition Released

From the new home of backtrack, the most wanted hacking tools on this starting year proudly released with the codename PWNSAUCE

You can click the picture above to download the ISO files or download here

"With this release includes a new kernel, a larger and expanded toolset repository, custom tools that you can only find on BackTrack, and more importantly, fixes to all (well, most..) major bugs that we knew of. This release we received an overwhelming support from the community and we are grateful to everyone that has contributed to the success of this release" said on BT official blog.

Powered by Linux kernel, BackTrack 4 operating system including many patched wireless drivers to improve wireless injection attacks. The following list of additional wireless drivers was added: 

  • r8187 (IEEE802.11 drivers)
  • madwifi-ng (IEEE802.11 Atheros drivers)
  • rt73 k2wrlz (IEEE802.11 rt73 drivers)
  • rt3070 (STA drivers (no injection))
  • broadcom hybrid (STA drivers (no injection))
  • rt2860 (STA Drivers (no injection))
  • rt2870 (STA Drivers (no injection))
  • rt3070 (STA Drivers (no injection))
However, there are some wireless drivers that are known not to work, for example the Broadcom wireless drivers.

BackTrack is a very popular Live DVD Linux distribution that focuses on system and network penetration testing, featuring analysis and diagnostic applications that can be run right from the CD. 

BackTrack emerged from Whax and Auditor Security Collection distributions, using what was best from both in one complete solution. If you are curious what else you can do with the BackTrack 4 Linux distribution, or for installation instructions and other useful tutorials, check out the official BackTrack 4 documentation.

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