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BackTrack

This excellent bootable live CD Linux distribution comes from the merger of Whax and Auditor. It boasts a huge variety of Security and Forensics tools and provides a rich development environment. User modularity is emphasized so the distribution can be easily customized by the user to include personal scripts, additional tools, customized kernels, etc. BackTrack is succeeded by Kali Linux. For downloads and more information, visit the BackTrack homepage.

Popularity #7, 25
Rating ★★★★ (14)
Latest release 5 R3
Aug. 13, 2012
(2 years, 1 month ago)
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★★★★★ Max Knorr

I have been using BT for the last 3 year. I am on Kali now. No need for any other distro. I usually append ubuntu to apt sources.list. BOBs your uncle. Superb

no rating AfterBurn

BT was great, but they have switched gears. Kali Linux http://www.kali.org/ is the new BT.

★★ Adam Hart

A conceptually good OS, but not yet completely matured or stable. Needs a better Kernel for itself.

★★ Adam Hart newer comment by this user ↑

A Good concept, but not matured yet. As per reviews of my peers it is still very unstable and needs a better kernel for itself.

★★★★★ darkv0id

Very nice. I absolutely love this operating system more then anything. Amazing.

★★★★ Mark

Great distro but in no way on earth i was able to get metasploit working properly with it, due to auto pwn and database thing.

no rating Anonymous

Way too buggy and spend all day fixing it and has tons of broken tools. Check out Gh0st_OS made by Gh0std0g it's about 10x better and more stable plus it's foundation is Ubuntu 12.04. you'll thanks me later : )

★★★★★ joseph

simly incredible ........................................................................................

★★★★★ Mr. Rags

Best OS I've used. It includes such a vast array of tools to implement, that the sky is the limit with R1 & 2.

Some other distros I use seem to base the whole OS on just one type/genre, and work GREAT with less modding, but if you want it all in just one spot with only a few tweeks needed then BTr2 is it.

no rating iw

Perfect! Now I can't do without it! Once you get used to the modular approach, it comes with ease....

★★★★★ red-dragon

Greatest OS for penetration testing ever =D Great job muts ;D

★★★★ Dynasty

An arsenal of about 350 hacking/reverse-engineering tools in one distro, for free.

Why didn't anyone think of that sooner? No, seriously... why?! Thanks to all contributors for this awesome distro which is still updated on a regular basis and improved greatly.

★★★★★ blusp10it

Great distro! Recommended for penetration tester. It will takes a less time for your job. And it's free and always be.

Thanks Mati Aharoni, good job ;]

Anonymous

Nice distro. Good idea. Though way too buggy. Better to use it in a virtual machine.

★★★★★ Robert Yi Jones

I got everything I need in this distribution. I like it.

Anonymous

Backtrack 5 is simply too buggy! Recommended if you want to spend your time in patching it.

★★★★★ Jason Hellenthal

You can't simply ask for more in one distribution. It has everything!

no rating Palgye9

This on a USB drive has saved me so many times and has also proven as an easy way to hammer the point home when doing a physical penetration test.

★★★★★ cla

Simply the best

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