BackTrack is a Linux distribution specifically created for security auditing purposes. For example, wardriving tools are available “out-of-the-box”, and there is an extensive exploit library.

This new beta is both stable and usable. They’ve moved towards behaving like an actual distribution: it’s based on Debian core, they use Ubuntu software, and they’re running their own BackTrack repositories for future updates. There are a lot of new features, but the one we’re most interested in is the built in Pico card support. You can use the FPGAs to generate rainbow tables and do lookups for things like WPA, GSM, and Bluetooth cracking.

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