Sorry for being away for so long (almost a year since the last post). I have been making sure that this server and WordPress is always up to date even though I was not actively posting. I’d hate for a blog about IT security to be compromised, especially if I’m the one managing it.
In any case, it would appear that BackTrack 4 is out of Beta and is available for all to download! I’m downloading it as I am typing this and will be burning it to a DVD to play with it. You can download it from http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads/. BackTrack is a great collection of software and tools in a bootable DVD or in a VM. As described on the BackTrack home page:
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.
Even if penetration testing is not your thing, this is an easy way to get some of the most popular security tools into your hands without having to search and download from all over the Internet.