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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Preface

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. BackTrack is a distribution based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use. It is named after backtracking, a search algorithm.

BackTrack 5 Cookbook provides you with practical recipes featuring many popular tools that cover the basics of a penetration test: information gathering, vulnerability identification, exploitation, privilege escalation, and covering your tracks.

The book begins by covering the installation of BackTrack 5 and setting up a virtual environment in which to perform your tests. We then explore ...

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