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

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Summary

This chapter introduced you to the wonderful world of BackTrack, a Live DVD Linux distribution, specially developed to help in the penetration testing process.

We started this chapter with a brief history of BackTrack. Next, we moved on to see what functionalities BackTrack offers. BackTrack currently has tools to help you with penetration testing, and it also has tools for digital forensics and reverse engineering.

We then continue to describe how to get BackTrack and several ways to use it. We can use BackTrack as a Live DVD without installing it to the hard disk, or we can install it to the hard disk, and we can also use it as a Portable BackTrack by installing it to the USB flash disk.

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