Screencast: BackTrack 4 offers an arsenal of penetration testing tools

Peter Giannoulis of TheAcademyPro.com and TheAcademyHome.com demonstrates BackTrack 4, the final version of the venerable pen-testing live Linux-based CD distribution.

Having an arsenal of penetration testing tools at the ready -- without having to actually install any of them -- is without question a major time-saver for information security pros. That's why BackTrack is so popular.

This month, Peter Giannoulis of TheAcademyPro.com and TheAcademyHome.com demonstrates BackTrack 4, the final version of the venerable pen-testing live Linux-based CD distribution. Giannoulis shows you how to get it up and running in a virtualized environment (or as an ISO image) and samples some of the many tools it has to offer.

 

For other demonstrations of free security tools, visit our screencast page.

About the presenter:
Peter Giannoulis, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFW, GREM, CISSP, is an information security consultant in Toronto, Ontario. He currently maintains The Academy Pro, which provides streaming video for enterprises and consumers on how to configure and troubleshoot many of today's top security products. He also serves as a technical director for GIAC.

This was first published in August 2009

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