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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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BackTrack purpose

BackTrack 4.0 contains a number of tools that can be used during your penetration testing process. The penetration testing tools included in Backtrack 4.0 can be categorized into the following:

  • Information gathering: This category contains several tools that can be used to get information regarding a target DNS, routing, e-mail address, websites, mail server, and so on. This information is gathered from the available information on the Internet, without touching the target environment.
  • Network mapping: This category contains tools that can be used to check the live host, fingerprint operating system, application used by the target, and also do portscanning.
  • Vulnerability identification: In this category you can find tools to scan ...

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