Offensive Security, leaders in Online information security training, proudly announced a few days ago, on November 19th, the immediate availability for download of a new BackTrack 4 release, their extremely popular security oriented operating system.
Dubbed Nemesis, the new release of BackTrack 4 is now powered by a new Linux kernel, includes support for USB 3.0, an improved mac80211 stack, better hardware support, support for broader wireless card, faster Desktop responsiveness, and much more!
"Yes, the time has come again – for a new kernel, and a new release of BackTrack. Codenamed “Nemesis”. This release is our finest release as of yet with faster Desktop responsiveness, better hardware support, broader wireless card support, streamlined work environment." - was stated in the official release announcement.
Highlights of BackTrack 4 R2:
· Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 (with better mac80211 stack);
· Support for USB 3.0;
· Support for new wireless cards;
· Applied all wireless Injection patches for maximum support on wireless attacks;
· Faster desktop environment;
· The Fluxbox window manager was revamped for the KDE challenged;
· Metasploit was rebuilt from scratch. The MySQL db_drivers are now working out-of-the-box;
· Old packages were updated, new ones added, and the obsolete ones were removed;
· Added a new BackTrack Wiki with better support and documentation.
Existing BackTrack 4 users can easily update their systems to the new release by executing the sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade command.
"We are also pleased to announce the beginning of a new BackTrack Wiki which covers many important features of BackTrack." - said the makers of BackTrack Linux.
BackTrack is a very popular Live DVD Linux distribution that focuses on system and network penetration testing, featuring analysis and diagnostic applications that can be run right from the CD. BackTrack emerged from Whax and Auditor Security Collection distributions, using what was best from both in one complete solution.
Download BackTrack 4 R2 right now from Softpedia.