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  1. 1. BACK|TRACK “THE quieter you become the more you are able to hear….”Shashikant vaishnav Engineering college bikaner
  2. 2. What is backtrack:-BackTrack 5 features:- A major addition in the new versionof BackTrack is the 64-bit offering. BackTrack 5 is based onUbuntu Lucid Lynx v10.04, the latest long term support (LTS)release using Linux kernel v2.6.38. BackTrack 5 is the first versionto be released with the complete source code in its repositories. Thisaddition is expected to clear up licensing issues that existed in theprevious Backtrack distros. BackTrack 4 is no longer available fordownload at the developer’s Website, and support for it has officiallybeen discontinued.Here is a more detailed look at important features of BackTrack 5. Support for KDE and Gnome:-BackTrack 5 boasts of support for KDE Plasma (4.6), Gnome (2.6) andFluxbox. This makes it much simpler to migrate from Gnome-baseddistributions. Unifying the desktop environment has the addedadvantage of an easier learning curve for new users. Streamlinedimages for each desktop environment (DE) are available onthe backtrack website. Tool integration with supported environments isShashikant vaishnav Engineering college bikaner
  3. 3. seamless with DE-specific menu structures. However, while Gnome hasa smaller memory footprint and is less resource hungry, the Gnomeversions lack default package managers, which need to be addedseparately. 32-bit and 64-bit support:-The addition of 64-bit support in BackTrack 5 makes it possible to tapadditional power for processor-intensive tasks such as brute forcepassword cracking. The 32-bit and 64-bit images support various bootmodes, including a “Stealth” mode that boots without generatingnetwork traffic and a “Forensics” mode for forensic purposes. ARM architecture support:-Shashikant vaishnav Engineering college bikaner
  4. 4. An ARM image of BackTrack 5 is available, having officially been tested on the Motorola Xoom tablet and the Motorola Atrix 4G smart phone by the developers. Custom chrootscripts are already available to run BackTrack 5 on Android systems with ARM processors. Users have successfully deployed BackTrack 5 on Samsung Galaxy S and Sony Xperia smart phones. However, there are still some issues with these systems and not all features are available. There are known issues with wireless drivers on ARM-based systems including lack of support, for WiFi packet injection. Packaged tools:-BackTrack 5’s arsenal of tools have been upgraded to the latestversions. BackTrack 5 comes preloaded with tools for LAN and WLANShashikant vaishnav Engineering college bikaner
  5. 5. sniffing, vulnerability scanning, digital forensics and password cracking.The Metasploit exploit framework v3.7.0 has been packaged intoBackTrack 5. The tools are organized into a comprehensive menustructure, streamlined to comply with the PTES and OSSTMMstandards.Conclusion:-BackTrack 5 promises to surpass previous versions in terms offunctionality and stability. However, users have raised concerns overthe discontinued support for Ubuntu repositories. BackTrack 5 insteaduses its own repositories, which have been benchmarked to work withits tools. The BackTrack 5 team justified this move by highlightingperformance concerns when the custom features of BackTrack’s toolsare used with other repositories, including corruption of theinstallation. There is no official support for any repository other thanthat which is provided by the developers.In the next post I will come with the installation of backtrack on a pc.I hope you enjoyed the post…Shashikant vaishnav Engineering college bikaner