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Information Assurance: BackTrack 4

Listing of Utilities in BackTrack 4

  • Wireshark
  • Ettercap
  • Metasploit
  • Kismet
  • Hydra
  • RFMON
  • Ophcrack
  • Hydra
  • Cisco OCS Mass Scanner
  • Quypt Terminal Emulator
  • others to be added...

Backtrack4

Default Log-in: root

Default Log-in password: toor

GUI Start (from shell): startx

Start Networking (from shell): /etc/init.d/networking start


Backtrack 4. is a security-enhanced operating system. This means it includes utilities for packet sniffing, network mapping, privilege escalation, digital forensics, vulnerability scanning, etc. Among the utilities included are: Wireshark, Ettercap, Metasploit, Kismet, Nmap, Hydra, RFMON, and many others.

It it has a very active community, with forums, a blog, updates, and very instructive How-To Guides.

Backtrack can be run on Windows machines by downloading the  VMware image and playing on VMware Player.