Explore various BackTrack tools using Packt's new BackTrack 5 Cookbook

December 2012 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of BackTrack 5 Cookbook, by Willie Pritchett and David De Smet. The book contains over 90 recipes to help readers understand the various commands and codes of the many best known and little known penetration tools of BackTrack 5.

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. The current version is BackTrack 5 R3, now based on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) LTS, which is next to Debian.

BackTrack 5 Cookbook starts off by making the readers understand the basic principles of penetration testing in the form of recipes and explains information gathering, vulnerability identification, and exploitation. Readers will further learn about privilege escalation, radio network analysis, Voice over IP, Password cracking, and BackTrack forensics.

Some important aspects of the book:

  • Customizing BackTrack to fit individual needs
  • Exploit vulnerabilities found with Metasploit
  • Locating vulnerabilities Nessus and OpenVAS
  • Cracking WEP/WPA/WPA2 Encryption
  • Monitoring and eavesdropping on VOIP networks

BackTrack 5 Cookbook can be used by seasoned security professionals as well as by people new to BackTrack. Readers can now purchase the book in print and popular e-book formats at the publisher book page.

BackTrack 5 Cookbook
Over 90 recipes to execute many of the best known and little known penetration-testing aspects of BackTrack 5

For more information, please visit Packt book-page

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