After being in production for almost 3 months, BackTrack has been updated – yet again! It has been aptly code named – “Nemesis“.

“BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely for the purpose of the penetration tester.“



This is the official change log for the update:
  • Kernel 2.6.35.8 – *Much* improved mac80211 stack.
  • USB 3.0 support.
  • New wireless cards supported.
  • All wireless Injection patches applied, maximum support for wireless attacks.
  • Even *faster* desktop environment.
  • Revamped Fluxbox environment for the KDE challenged.
  • Metasploit rebuilt from scratch, MySQL db_drivers working out of the box.
  • Updated old packages, added new ones, and removed obsolete ones.
  • New BackTrack Wiki with better documentation and support.
  • Our most professional, tested and streamlined release ever.
This release comes with faster Desktop responsiveness, better hardware support, broader wireless card support, streamlined work environment. It also has the new kernel.
Download BackTrack 4 R2 (bt4-r2.iso/bt4-r2-vm.tar.bz2) here.
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