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Backtrack vs ?

Post by -A10101P- on Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:34 am
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So i have been using backtrack for while (for many reasons which i do not wish to say) and now i started learning python and other programing languages and im wondering:
how good is backtrack 5?
is there any better OS out their? (that come with great tools like backtrack does)
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Re: Backtrack vs ?

Post by scrptnnj on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:53 pm
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I think that backtrack is probably the best, just because it's the most popular and probably has a lot more resources going into its development. Of course you can install any of the tools from backtrack on any distro you want, so I guess it's really just a matter of opinion.

As far as alternatives to backtrack that I know of there are:

Blackbuntu
-my personal favorite alternative to backtrack
-Has most of the same tools as bt. Doesn't have all the tools bt has, but it also has tools that bt doesn't have.
http://www.blackbuntu.com/

Gnacktrack
http://www.gnacktrack.co.uk/index.php

Backbox
http://www.backbox.org/public/

NodeZero
http://netinfinity.org/

Archpwn

Pentoo

Fedora Security
http://spins.fedoraproject.org/security/

Damn Vulnerable Linux
-based on backtrack and has many of the same tools
-made to vulnerable so people can hack it for learning purposes(good to practice on, but I wouldn't use it for pentesting)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualhacking/files/os/dvl/(Project was canceled; 1.5 is latest version made)
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Re: Backtrack vs ?

Post by -A10101P- on Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:18 am
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Checked out DVL seems cool and it kinda seems like it might have more tools than backtrack but i guess ill just stick to both of them

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Damn Vulnerable Linux
-based on backtrack and has many of the same tools
-made to vulnerable so people can hack it for learning purposes(good to practice on, but I wouldn't use it for pentesting)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualhacking/files/os/dvl/(Project was canceled; 1.5 is latest version made)

why not use it for pentesting.........i mean whats so bad about it?....
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Post by scrptnnj on Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:11 pm
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why not use it for pentesting.........i mean whats so bad about it?....

It's not bad for pentesing per say, but you probably would not want to use it for anything except as a target to try stuff on in a lab type environment, because it's so vulnerable. It's almost like running windows with no anti-virus, no firewall, and no updates.
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Post by -A10101P- on Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:04 pm
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scrptnnj wrote:It's not bad for pentesing per say, but you probably would not want to use it for anything except as a target to try stuff on in a lab type environment, because it's so vulnerable. It's almost like running windows with no anti-virus, no firewall, and no updates.


i thought linux and apple os software where the best and not vulnerable like windows......so wat about the other linux os......are they that vulnerable too?
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Post by scrptnnj on Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:52 am
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-A10101P- wrote:.so wat about the other linux os......are they that vulnerable too?

No Linux and OS X are very secure, It's just DVL. DVL was coded to be insecure so it could easily be hacked. The point of it is for beginners to be able to hack it as practice. You can hack it while logged on to it, with the tools it provides, or hack it remotely.
So any distro besides DVL is fine.

In general Linux and OS X are extremely secure, but they are not invincible.
Many people think that Macs are immune to viruses, but that is false. Recent Mac malware include the Flashback and SabPub Trojans.http://www.techspot.com/news/48213-sabpub-mac-trojan-spreads-through-microsoft-office-vulnerability.html
While EXTREMELY rare there are also viruses that effect linux.

No need to be alarmed by any of that though, while using Linux, Mac or even Windows with av you will most likely not have any problems. Just remember that nothing is invincible.
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