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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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 2.6.29.3. This new kernel brought an onset of internal changes, which have greatly changed the structure of BackTrack.

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