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Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 01:04:53 +0200
From: "Mati Aharoni" <>
To: <>
Subject: BackTrack v.2.0 Is out

Dear List, 


BackTrack v.2.0 Final is out!

It's taken us almost 5 months to pull ourselves out of the beta stage. Every
time we thought we were done, a new idea or improvement would surface, and
we just *had* to implement it. Many features were added, and many of the old
(yet persistent) bugs were fixed. 


We honestly believe that BackTrack v 2.0 Final is the leanest, meanest and
sexiest version to come out and hope that you enjoy using it as much as we
did making it. 


Get yours at


=== Wireless Attacks @ their best ===

* We included a bunch of new drivers into the latest release and where able
to make the desired packet injection functionalities to a wider audience. 

* By supporting the new ALFA USB hi-power devices there is now a great USB
wireless dongle available which allows us to connect an external antenna and
use BackTrack to attack even on Intel Macbook or VMware.

* Broadcom 43xx based cards should be able to inject - a bit sloppy but
should work.

* The following drivers are now on our CD: 

* madwifi-ng (Patched for Injection)

* hostap (Patched for Injection)

* prism54 (Patched for Injection)

* bcm43xx (Patched for Injection)

* rtl8180 (Patched for Injection)

* rtl8187 (Patched for Injection)

* ipw2200 (Patched for Injection)

* rt2570 (ASPj's Drivers)

* rt2500

* rt61

* rt73

* ipw2100

* ipw3945

* acx100

* zd1211rw


=== Faster @ Work ===

* Most of our Main-menu entries have a grouping "All" menu, which allows the
experienced user to quickly find a tool.

* Less experienced users are guided through the new menu structure to find
the right tools for the right tasks.


=== Alignment to Open Standards and Frameworks ===

* Being superior while staying easy to use is key to a good security live
cd. We took things a step further and aligned BackTrack to Penetration
Testing Methodologies and Assessment Frameworks (ISSAF and OSSTMM). This
will help our professional users during their daily reporting nightmares. 

* The most obvious alignment can be seen in the menu structure and framework
documentation that has been included into BackTrack. 

* We suggest that you take your time to read the Frameworks, especially the
ISSAF methodology guide.

* Unfortunately we were not able to include a newer OSSTMM paper because
they did not release it to the public.


=== Cutting Edge Exploitation Framework & Information ===

* We put extra effort in integrating Metasploit Framework3 as well as the
Stable Metasploit Framework2. Features such as db_autopwn, Wifi driver
exploits etc are all functional.

* Default password lists and online resources have been added and updated.


=== Latest Tech ===

* Packages are now based on the Slax 6 LZM format, which allowed use to get
more space and work in a more stable environment

* We are running on a tweaked Kernel 2.6.20 

* Apple patches are applied

* Broad Wireless Card Support

* Lorcon Wifi / Metasploit integration

* Wireshark Wifi Frame Injection patch

* Japanese Input support

* Over 300 updated security tools

* New section related to VoIP


=== Disappointments ===

As usual, Nessus is not included into BackTrack as Tenable forbid


=== Community ===

* The public wiki project is available at Please help us by providing entries
in HCL (Hardware compatibility list) 

* Meet us at #remote-exploit


=== Thank You ===

* We would like to thank every developer, tester and our users. Without you,
BackTrack would simply not be what it is today, But most of all we like to
thank our wives and families who supported us with this creative endeavor.


Signing out, 


Muts, Max  and Mjm 



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