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Back Track 4 R2

One of the best pen-test, forensic and in general security tool is Back Track.
Chronology:
February 5, 2006 ——- BackTrack v.1.0 Beta
May 26, 2006 ———— The BackTrack project released its first non-beta version (1.0).
October 13, 2006 ——- BackTrack 2 first public beta released.
November 19, 2006 —- BackTrack 2 second public beta released.
March 6, 2007 ———— BackTrack 2 final released.
December 17, 2007 —- BackTrack 3 first beta release.[5]
June 19, 2008 ———— BackTrack 3 final released.
February 11, 2009 —— BackTrack 4 first beta release. (It’s now based on Debian)
June 19, 2009 ———— BackTrack 4 pre-final release. [6]
January 9, 2010 ———- BackTrack 4 final release.
May 8, 2010 ————— BackTrack 4 R1 release
November 22, 2010 —- BackTrack 4 R2 release

My first contact with this tool was in 2007 just because I was testing(I love test new soft,hard…;) ) different security tools. I remember that first problem that I got was with the wifi card. My wireless chip was not supported in version 2. Thanks to the new version was almost ready… I could play with my laptop 😉 . It was useful in that moment.

What’s new in R2:
* Kernel 2.6.35.8 – *Much* improved mac80211 stack.
* USB 3.0 support.
* New wireless cards supported.
* All wireless Injection patches applied, maximum support for wireless attacks.
* Even *faster* desktop environment.
* Revamped Fluxbox environment for the KDE challenged.
* Metasploit rebuilt from scratch, MySQL db_drivers working out of the box.
* Updated old packages, added new ones, and removed obsolete ones.
* New BackTrack Wiki with better documentation and support.

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