Updating backtrack

When you boot from an installed version of BT3, you go directly to the command line. Don't be frightened; your choices are described clearly on the screen, along with the username and password to log in with.Once you're logged in, enter the to get to Fluxbox.

BT3 comes with menu options for using Slapt-get, but it doesn't work right out of the box.

Check the forums for threads about setting up package management.

BT3 is distributed as an ISO image for a live CD or as a larger USB drive version in RAR format.

You can grab the image online from any of several mirrors, then either burn a bootable CD or install it on a bootable USB drive.

There was a presentation in February at Shmoo Con, an annual hacker convention.

At this year's National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), it was the distro of choice for the Red Team -- the attackers -- made up of experienced security professionals.In the field of penetration testing, Back Track is today's premier Linux distribution.Designed for, created by, and used by security professionals around the globe, Back Track is the result of a merger between two earlier, competing distributions -- WHAX and Auditor Security Collection.The most recent beta version was released on June 10.Back Track 3.0 beta (BT3) is showing up in a lot of places these days.But it's the CLI, after all, and from it you can do just about anything you want, including setting it up to boot directly into the window manager or environment of your choice.

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