BackTrack 5 Released

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The BackTrack Dev team has worked furiously in the past months on BackTrack 5, code name “revolution” – they released it on May 10th. This new revision has been built from scratch, and boasts several major improvements over all our previous releases. It’s based on Ubuntu Lucid LTS – Kernel 2.6.38, patched with all relevant wireless injection patches. Fully open source and GPL compliant.

BackTrack 5

New in Version 5 :

  • Based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Linux kernel 2.6.38 (with wireless injection patches)
  • KDE 4.6
  • GNOME 2.6
  • 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • Metasploit 3.7.0
  • Forensics mode (a forensically sound instance)
  • Stealth mode (without generating network traffic)
  • Initial ARM image of BackTrack (for Android-powered devices)