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 (not downloads)
  • We’re on our 7th security update (BTSU’s – they get posted on our twitter page)
  • Cool updates in the repo,

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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 in place, so all that’s left  to do is install BackTrack in VMware and start the VMware tools install. BackTrack uses up around 5 GB once installed,

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ITunes Exploitation Case Study

When masochism just isn’t enough

Our new AWE course is about to go live for the first time, in BlackHat Vegas. We chose the most interesting exploitation cases we’ve encountered, and dove really deep into them. We had many exploits to choose from, some were too easy, and believe it or not, some were just too hard. This blog post is going to be a multipart post, describing our exploitation process of the recent iTunes overflow described here.

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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 this wonderful feature!

Lastly, a quick screenshot from pure_hate showing 3 dual GTX 295’s in action. Ph33r.

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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 the need arises. If you don’t know what CUDA is then you should read this to get familiar with the topic. CUDA
Pyrit will be included in bt4 and is now featuring multi card support.

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Customizing 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 that’s it – but no more.

Actually, customizing a casper based ISO isn’t that difficult, just different.  I put up this quick guide on how to edit your own livecd and add various tools,

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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 exciting, as there is nothing similar to it in the security training arena today.  We’ve combined our most interesting penetration testing scenarios,

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