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Kali Linux offers new brand of Security Auditing Tools

By • Mar 6th, 2013 • Filed under: Linux Distros, Open-Source, Security

The guys at Offensive Security, the same group behind the ormai famous BackTrack OS have announced the release of Kali Linux, a new distribution for penetration testing and security . So why build another penetration tool? Kali targets primarily enterprise security, offering a wider range of testing tools that include Metasploit, Wireshark, John the Ripper, […]

LifeHacker – BackTrack 2.0

By • May 4th, 2007 • Filed under: Linux Packages, Security, Ubuntu

BackTrack is a live CD Linux distribution that focuses on penetration testing. A merger of two older security-related distros Whax and Auditor Security Collection. BackTrack bundles more than 300 security tools. It is based on the SLAX distribution (a live CD derived from Slackware) and runs a patched 2.6.20 kernel. It offers users both KDE […]