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BackTrack 4 Pre Final Kernel Update

We have pushed a new kernel to the repository and updated several drivers. The upgrade process is a bit convoluted, but has been streamlined for the future. For now, run these commands from your backtrack box to update to the latest kernel and drivers: apt-get update apt-get install -d linux-image…

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Kernel whoops in BackTrack 4

The latest Linux Kernel ‘sock_sendpage()’ NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability did not spare BackTrack 4 either.  We’ve taken this opportunity to upgrade the BackTrack 4 kernel and include the required security patch. The patched kernel source and image can be downloaded here : BackTrack 4 Kernel Image (2.6.30.4) BackTrack 4 Kernel…

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Metasploit Unleashed – Mastering the Framework

The Offensive Security Team along with several active community members, have been working diligently to bring you an in depth course on the Metasploit Framework – “Mastering the Framework” . This course will take you on a journey through the  Metasploit Framework in full detail, and will include the latest…

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Social Engineering Contest – Defcon 2009

Social Engineer your way to a free course! DC718 and Telephreak are bringing Social Engineering back to Defcon. Offensive Security has linked together with DC718, Telephreak, the contest/event Goons Pyr0 and Russr and www.social-engineer.org to have the best of the best to judge and help mold this contest into the…

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BackTrack 4 Pre Final – Feel the pwnsauce!

Two weeks later.. 130232 downloads of BackTrack 4 Pre-Final since the release. This number does not include torrents, direct dls or black market underground copies. That translates to 182325 GB of traffic served from our mirrors in the past two weeks. Our repository serves 120 GB of traffic a day…

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Holy Crack!

A wonderful BackTrack CUDA guide – showing some of the amazing CUDA tools included in BackTrack 4. MD4/MD5/NTLM hashes getting cracked at speeds of over 200M/s (million…two hundred of em…) Check out the BackTrack 4 CUDA Guide by pure_hate

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Installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.2 On BackTrack 4

As usual, brand new kernel woes with VMware. Here’s a quick way to patch up VMware 6.5.2 to get the modules to compile.  Start by downloading and installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.2.

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Keeping BackTrack up to Date

Our BackTrack repositories keep getting updated with new tools, drivers etc. For example, we just added legacy madwifi-ng and r8187 injection capable drivers to the repository. You can follow these simple steps to add them to your iso, and keep it updated in general.

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Installing BackTrack 4 as a VMware Guest

As we havn’t released a VMware image yet, and vmware-tools does not play nice with our 2.6.29.4 kernel, i thought i’de post a short how-to on getting VMware tools installed in BT4 as a VMware guest. I used VMware Workstation 6.5.2 to test this. The BackTrack kernel sources are already…

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BackTrack 4 Pre Final – Public Release and Download

The Remote Exploit Team is ecstatic to announce the public release of BackTrack 4 Pre Final (codename “pwnsauce“). A VMWare Image of BT4 will be released in a few days.  We have major changes in BackTrack, and have tried to document and summarize them as best as possible. See the…

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CUDA and ATI Stream in BackTrack 4

We’ve just pushed CUDA and ATI Stream packages to the repo, including many updates and upgrades. Although the nvidia and ATI drivers are not included by default on the livecd, they can be apt-getted, and are working out of the box. Big thanks once again to pure_hate and KMDave for…

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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 into the “optional” directory, 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.

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Cracking the Perimeter – Online!

Long overdue, our live course “Cracking the Perimeter” (CTP) is finally going online. Our ETA for the live course is the 3rd of June, 2009. We have an outstanding waiting list for CTP online, so it might take a while for registration to open to the public. This course is especially…

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BackTrack 4 Pre Final

BackTrack Base There have been many changes introduced into BackTrack 4 – most notably, our move to an Ubuntu Intrepid base. We now maintain our own full repositories with modified Ubuntu packages in addition to our own penetration testing tools. Another significant change is the updated kernel version, currently at…

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