Offensive Security Blog

  • The Fingerprinting power in BackTrack4

    If you prefer running your BackTrack4 system in “secure mode” and not always have to type your password … fingerprinting can help you! In the new BackTrack  repository , the packages required to get this running are all in place: The Installation The base installation …

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  • Backtrack 4 “Powered with CUDA”

    Some really exciting stuff going on in the world of CUDA on backtrack 4. We have updated to cuda 2.2 and will be offering the complete developers environment. This will include every thing you need to write some of your own tools with CUDA if …

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  • Customising BackTrack Live CD the Easy Way

    I’ve automated the customising process of the livecd to a convenient script which can be run on the BT4 Pre final (and future) release. This script sets up a build environment for you and drops you off in a modifiable chroot. You update, upgrade, add, …

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  • Customising the BackTrack 4 PreFinal ISO

    One of the downsides of leaving the linux live scripts and moving to non lzma enabled squashfs, is that we loose the wonderful and convenient setup for modifying the BackTrack LiveCD on our own. We use to be able to pop in a LZM file …

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  • Backtrack 4 Forensics Capabilities

    When you first boot up the new Backtrack 4, you might have noticed something slightly different. So what is this “Start BackTrack Forensics” all about? Live CDs and Forensics For a long time now, Linux live CDs have been very useful for forensic acquisition purposes …

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  • Installing VMware Server 2.0.1 on BackTrack 4

    Having an updated, shiny kernel has a few downsides…kernel dependent software seldom keep up with the newest Linux Kernel releases. Perhaps the most notorious for this is VMware. Getting VMware installed on a 2.6.29.4 kernel can be challenging. We made a short movie on how …

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  • BackTrack 4 Dual boot Install

    Another short video showing a dual boot installation on an existing Vista machine. The most  important part to remember is that you have to preform a clean shutdown of your Windows machine before attempting the BackTrack install.

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  • BackTrack 4 Persistent USB Install Video

    One of the great enigmas in BackTrack 3 was setting up a persistent USB key Install.  Now that the BT4 pre-release is knocking at the door, and BT4 internals have changed so much, we thought we’d make a quick video tutorial. A minimum 2GB USB …

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  • BackTrack Video Section Opened

    With a day or so till the Informer BT4 Pre Release, we’re opening up a new Video section, to help people get acquainted with Backtrack better. Our first video – “Up and running with BackTrack” – describes a BackTrack hard Disk Installation, fixing splash and …

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  • BackTrack 4 Pre Final Sneak Peek

    BackTrack 4 Pre Final available to Informer IHS subscribers BackTrack 4 development is coming along nicely. We will be releasing a BackTrack “pre-release sneak peek” version to Informer subscribers this week. If you don’t know what Informer is, you’re missing out. Informer The Informer is …

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