BackTrack is the world’s leading penetration testing and information security
auditing distribution. With hundreds of tools preinstalled and configured to run out of the box, BackTrack 4 provides a solid Penetration testing platform ‐ from Web application Hacking to RFID auditing – its all working in once place.
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
BackTrack has a long history and was based on many different linux distributions until it is now based on a Slackware linux distribution and the corresponding live-CD scripts by Tomas M. (www.slax.org) . Every package, kernel configuration and script is optimized to be used by security penetration testers. Patches and automation have been added, applied or developed to provide a neat and ready-to-go environment.
Different version of backtrack.
February 5, 2006 BackTrack v.1.0 Beta
May 26, 2006 The BackTrack project released its first non-beta version (1.0).
October 13, 2006 BackTrack 2 first public beta released.
November 19, 2006 BackTrack 2 second public beta released.
March 6, 2007 BackTrack 2 final released.
December 17, 2007 BackTrack 3 first beta release.
June 19, 2008 BackTrack 3 final released.
February 11, 2009 BackTrack 4 first beta release. (It's now based on Debian)
June 19, 2009 BackTrack 4 pre-final release.
January 9, 2010 BackTrack 4 final release.
May 8, 2010 BackTrack 4 R1 release
You can download your new copy of backtarck from :
Thing you can do with backtrack-4 R1
BackTrack tools are arranged by parent categories. These are the categories
that currently exist:
BackTrack ‐ Enumeration
BackTrack ‐ Tunneling
BackTrack ‐ Bruteforce
BackTrack ‐ Spoofing
BackTrack ‐ Passwords
BackTrack ‐ Wireless
BackTrack ‐ Discovery
BackTrack ‐ Cisco
BackTrack – Web Applications
BackTrack ‐ Forensics
BackTrack ‐ Fuzzers
BackTrack ‐ Bluetooth
BackTrack ‐ Misc
BackTrack ‐ Sniffers
BackTrack ‐ VOIP
BackTrack ‐ Debuggers
BackTrack ‐ Penetration
BackTrack ‐ Database
BackTrack ‐ RFID
BackTrack – Python4
BackTrack – Drivers
BackTrack ‐ GPU
Backtarck 4 R1 is new realease of distributions where you can get all tools which you want. Whether you’re hacking wireless, exploiting servers, performing a web application assessment, learning, or social-engineering a client, BackTrack is the one-stop-shop for all of your security needs.