Backtrack Tricks & Tools

         BackTrack is a distribution based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use. It is named after backtracking, a search algorithm. The current version is BackTrack 5 R3

           It is a Linux based operating system that comes pre installed with a numerous amount of security programs on it.
         It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an expert you will find several tools that are installed on it that will help you.Tools include information gathering, network mapping, vulnerability identification, web application analysis, Digital forensics, reverse engineering, and basic penetration.

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BackTrack TOOLS & Its Usage 

           BackTrack provides users with easy access to a comprehensive and large collection of security-related tools ranging from port scanners to password crackers. Support for Live CD and Live USB functionality allows users to boot BackTrack directly from portable media without requiring installation, though permanent installation to hard disk is also an option.
BackTrack includes many well known security tools including:
  • Metasploit          - for integration

  • RFMON            - injection capable wireless drivers

  • Aircrack-ng       - Encrypted packets  capturing ,Determining the WEP key.

  • Gerix Wifi Cracker
  • Kismet               - wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system

  • Nmap                - Host discovery ,Port Scanning ,Security Scanner , OS Detection

  • Ophcrack
  • Ettercap

  • Wireshark         -  Capture, Filter and Inspect Packets ,Packet analyzer.

  • BeEF (Browser Exploitation Framework)
  • Hydra

  • OWASP Mantra Security Framework, a collection of hacking tools, add-ons and scripts based on Firefox
  • Cisco OCS Mass Scanner, a very reliable and fast scanner for Cisco routers with telnet and enabling of a default password.
  • A large collection of exploits as well as more commonplace software such as browsers.
BackTrack TOOLS & Its Usage

BackTrack arranges tools into 12 categories:

  • Information gathering
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Exploitation tools
  • Privilege escalation
  • Maintaining access
  • Reverse engineering
  • RFID tools
  • Stress testing
  • Forensics
  • Reporting tools
  • Services
  • Miscellaneous

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