BackTrack 5 R2 out now!!!

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BackTrack 5 R2 is available for download now. BackTrack is an Ubuntu-based distro that has a collection of security and forensics tools. Learn more about the fastest and best release of BackTrack yet..


This release runs on their custom-built 3.2.6 kernel. It has the best wireless support available. It has a lot of bugfixes and updates.

Following new apps have been added:

  • a special BackTrack edition of Maltego 3.1.0 for your data mining activities
  • recently-released CaseFile tool that helps to organize and collate data from several sources
  • Metasploit 4.2.0 Community Edition, version 3.0 of the Social Engineer Toolkit, BeEF and so on

Some new tools added to BackTrack include

  • arduino 
  • findmyhash 
  • joomscan 
  • reaver 
  • thc-ssl-dos
  • now including the Ubuntu updates in our repositories on a more regular basis.

If you are upgrading your existing BackTrack installation to R2 instead of freshly installing,the new update repository as shown below.

echo "deb revolution main microverse non-free testing" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Learn more about BackTrack 5 R2

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