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Old 05-01-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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How to Learn Backtrack Linux ?


Dear All,

I have installed Backtrack 4 on my Laptop, I would like to learn the security tools in this distribution.

I could not find much materials in Backtrack Official site.

Can anybody suggest me, how could I explore the available tools and their uses in Backtrack distribution.

Thanks in advance..
 
Old 05-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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Hi,

BackTrack is a distro build around (a lot of) penetration testing software.

You don't "learn BackTrack", you need to get acquainted with (some of) the software that is available. BackTrack offers a wide range of software (which are divided into something like 10 categories), you probably don't even need all of it, just the once that are of interest to you (penetration?, forensics? to name just 2).

I would advise to visit the websites of the specific piece of software you want/need to use (nmap for example: nmap.org).

Hope this helps.

Last edited by druuna; 05-01-2010 at 01:30 PM. Reason: fixed a typo
 
Old 05-01-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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Hello,

I agree with druuna that you cannot 'learn' BackTrack, it's just a distro that comes with a lot of tools to do penetration testing, forensic research and stuff like that. First of all you'll need to get acquainted with the utilities themselves. A small help to push you in a direction are some video tutorials on this site, but in viewing them you'll only learn to 'copy/paste' without understanding anything about what's going on.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-01-2010, 02:05 PM   #4
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Manny Thanks to drunna and Eric TRA.

Thanks for your suggestions..I will start focusing on individual tools.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 11:42 AM   #5
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recently i installed BLACKTRACK on my system from where i should i start..i am new to linux hepl me
 
Old 10-24-2011, 03:21 PM   #6
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backtrack is not a good place to start if you are new.
Try becoming aquainted with ubuntu and learn basic linux commands before going after something so big.
 
  


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