Backtrack (now called Kali Linux) is a Linux distribution focused on penetration testing.

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Wirelss card not being detected in backtrack 5

I just installed backtrack 5 and I am unable to detect my wireless card. iwconfig doesn't list my interface. I can see that the hardware is present in lspci -vnn (see below) but I can't get the ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 can't browse in firefox

I download and install backtrack 5R2 in virtual machine at network mode NAT. Than I start run backtrack and in Wicd network manager and it says that is connected to network, also can ping google ...
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backtrack 5r3 pyrit does not detect nvidia card

I tried to use pyrit on live dvd backtrack 5r3 with my Nvidia GT540M gt of my laptop Dell XPS 15 L502x. Pyrit couldn't detect the nvidia card, it only detected the 4 CPU cores. Is this due to ...
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File was deleted and then reappeared when folder was zipped

I am using Backtrack 4 Final, which is a Linux distro that is Ubuntu based. I had a directory that contained around 5 files. I deleted one of the files, which sent it to the trash. I then zipped the ...
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Create Backtrack 5 R3 USB Macbook Air 2012

I have tried to create a USB to start Backtrack 5 R3 on my Macbook Air 2012 without install it in the hard drive. I have tried different solution like: UNetbootin (created on both Windows and Mac ...
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WiFi in a kali virtual machine?

I have Kali linux installed on Virtualbox (4.2.12) and the host OS is windows 7. I have bridged the VM with the host OS.The problem is Kali is not able to detect the WiFi interface. I searched the ...
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A file shows in “locate” command but don't exist. Why?

I'm having a strange issue. I am currently fixing a flash install on Backtrack 5 (Based on Ubuntu). I really need to get flash to work, so I looked up on google. On some board, one guy said that on ...
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sqlmap os-shell help needed

I am asking this question just for educational purposes. I run this command to upload php shell: ./sqlmap.py -u http://target.com/myfile.php?id=1 --os-shell And it succeeded: The shell uploaded ...
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Cannot install Kali linux

I am trying to install kali linux. My laptop is 64bit. I am trying to use bootable usb drive. It is giving me this error saying "An installation step failed, You can run the failing item again from ...
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Unrecoverable system error when try to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox running on Windows 7

Downloaded kali-linux-1.0.2-i386.torrent and mounted ISO on a virtual drive. Followed directions on http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-hard-disk-install to install Kali on VirtualBox ...
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Metasploit cannot detect language pack on Windows 7

I use Metasploit (I have Backtrack 5 installed on VirtualBox) to attack my Windows 7 64-bit laptop. Every time I use exploit ms08-067-netapi I get this message: [*] Started bind handler [*] ...
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/etc/init.d/networking start errors with “network stop:waiting”

System: I'm on a BT5r3 image atop of VMware Fusion 5 on OSX 10.7.4 I spin up the VM, login, run startx, then hop in a terminal to run service networking start. I have just one interface configured in ...
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SCardEstablishContext: Service not available

I installed the following packages: libusb-dev libusb++-0.1-4c2 libccid pcscd libpcsclite1 libpcsclite-dev List item libpcsc-perl pcsc-tools But when I send the pcsc_scan command I ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 and BackTrack 5 R3 ISO with EasyBCD 2.2

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and the BackTrack 5 R3 (KDE). I've installed Backtrack and it appeared on the boot menu, but whenever I select it, it always takes me to a terminal called ...
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Specifying number of hacking attempts performed on home PC [closed]

While reading about SSH https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Keys one thing caught my eye: My computer - a perfectly ordinary desktop PC - had over 4,000 attempts to guess my password and ...
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checking a CCID Compliance reader in VMware

I have VMware 9.0.2 build-1031769 with BackTrack-5 installed on it. Each time that I connect my ACS-ACR38 card reader to my computer, two below options added to VM > Removable Devices : Q1: What ...
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Backtrack 5 and Virtualbox on Windows 7

I'm trying to install backtrack linux on virtualbox on windows 7 as the host machine. I'm trying to follow this tutorial (written for mac): ...
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Is it faster cracking the wireless WPS pin code if I already know it?

Is it possible to fast crack if I already know the wps pin code? I am using backtrack 5, trying to crack use reaver. I was using this command: sudo reaver -i mon0 -b <targetmac> -vv --pin ...
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how to detect internal wifi card as physical device instead virtual ethernet device in vmware

I have installed vmware and using backtrack in it. it does not detect wireless network cards as physical devices instead wireless card are seen as virtual ethernet devices so is there any way that ...
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How to give log in credential for internet through command line

My GUI for backtrack is not working. I want to connect to internet. I gave the required static IP address to my machine. but the problem is I have to give username and password through the browser ...
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Trouble with mergecap [ concatenation of pcap files ] - undesired info in output file

I hope somebody will be able to help me... The problem is with merging multiple .pcap files. Recently - like a week ago I've used a mergecap to merge mutiple pcap files into one. Everything worked ...
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How do I dual boot Backtrack 5r3 on a PC with Windows 8.1?

I am curious about working on Backtrack but don't want to remove the Windows 8.1(64 bit) OS.Can anybody help me with the step-by-step process to dual-boot Backtrack 5R3 with Windows 8.1 ? I have the ...
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How to check the device type of a WiFi host?

If I see a Wifi network, how can check what's the type of the Wifi host - a router, a computer, a smartphone, a tablet? Is there something like a fingerprint, similar to User-Agent headers in ...
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airmon-ng shows empty results in Backtrack 5 R3

I installed VMWare Workstation 10 and Backtrack 5 R3 64-bit as a virtual machine on it. Currently, I am using Windows 8 64-bit. When I run airmon-ng in Backtrack, it shows empty results. I searched ...
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Providing a Hyper-V virtual machine access to USB devices

I have Backtrack hosted on a Hyper-V virtual machine, and I want to give it access to my USB WiFi dongle, not just access to the network, but actually access to the hardware itself so I can scan for ...
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backtrack freezes when I connect to wifi

I posted on stackoverflow a question (link) just go and read it, but basically, ~3 seconds after I connect to the wifi, everything freezes. I can't do anything but hold down power to shut it down. ...
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Cannot boot from Yumi multiboot USB stick

I've just created a multiboot USB stick using Yumi. I tried to start my notebook (Asus K70IO) using it, but all I see is just a black screen with blinking underscore even after waiting for minutes. ...
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Cannot make a network connection using backtrack 5

I am using Backtrack 5 I am in as root, using bash When I enter service networking start I receive networking stop/waiting. I use Kwrite to look at the file /etc/network/interfaces and it says the ...
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Ctrl-C and Ctrl-Z not working in terminal

I setup a virtual pentest lab on my Mac. When I am using lanmap2, every time I try to stop it with Ctrl+Z it just types ^Z, but if I type Ctrl+C, the entire terminal window closes. Are there any ...
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How to identify if my usb wifi dongle is monitor mode compatible

I'm using a TpLink USB wifi adapter. Model : link I'm trying to use this dongle with backtrack 5 + reaver. But when ever I try to use reaver with the dongle, reaver hungs at 'waiting for beacon ...
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How do I wipe a hard drive using Backtrack 5 RC3?

I need to wipe an entire hard drive and the only tools I have are Backtrack 5 RC3 and the internet. Apparently earlier versions of Backtrack had a tool to wipe the hard drive, called wipe. I need to ...
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backtrack 5 rc3 wireless not detected, even after compat drivers installed

Stock Drivers so after running ifconfig: lo no wireless extentions eth0 no wireless extentions running airmon-ng returns the headings only, no adapters are show (I am typing this from ...
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How to install USB dongle modem in BackTrack?

I've spent the past 2 days and 1½ hour from the third day trying to figure out how to configure my USB modem to start surfing on the net. And now I give up. Obviously I don't know what I'm doing so I ...
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FATAL : No Bootable medium found! System halted

I just got a .iso of the linux distro Backtrack 5 R2. I set it up, using virtual box, and set it up to run using the .iso, and hard drive as a .vdi. Here's the setup: System: Base Memory: 1500 MB ...
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unable to turn on wifi in backtrack 5 r3 while booting from usb [duplicate]

i have hp pavilion 15 with RT3290 802.11bgn WIFI-ADAPTER in my laptop there is a shotcut key to turn on(white light)/off(orange light) wifi which works perfectly on windows. i installed backtrack 5 ...
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How to add network interfaces in backtrack

I installed backtrack5 on the VMware workstation 9 and I set the connection to NAT, but I can not connect to internet and also I do not know how to add interfaces to that
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airmon-ng can't find any interface

I'm new to backtrack 5 r3-linux and I installed it on vmware . but after using airmon-ng no result's comes out ! it can not find interface , chipset , or driver . my usb wireless is D-link DWA-123 ...
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Pyrit - can you set order passwords are checked?

Lets say I have captured some handshakes and other data from a WPA network and would like to crack it using Pyrit. I have a database of around 800 million passwords, but having Pyrit check through all ...
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apt-get update backtrack repository

I got error massages like failed to fetch, unable to connect: With these source.list repositories. I even tried http://50.7.240.6 and it joined but there were different errors. I have Backtrack 5 ...
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How can I update BackTrack 5 offline?

I have installed BackTrack 5 R1 in a virtual machine (VMware workstation) which can connect to the internet. However this VM won't have any internet connection anymore once the penetration test ...
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Alfa (AWUS036H) wont connect to backtrack5 r3

As the title states, I'm trying to connect my Alfa (AWUS036H) to backtrack5 r3. I've already installed the drivers on my host (windows 7). When I go into VMPlayer and try to disconnect it from the ...
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How to get iTunes on BackTrack 5?

Hey everyone in the backtrack community, this is probably the most unique question ever asked for bt. I am attempting to get "iTunes" on backtrack for internet use on a lan, you know similarly to ...
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BackTrack 5 R3 - Lots of issues

I am having very many issues with my backtrack 5 r3 distro. Here's the list and specs. Build Specs BackTrack 5 r3 GNOME - 32bit ISO 4.0GB Sandisk Curzer USB 2.0 Unetbootin Issues No user ...
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Multi Encrypted Operating Systems with TrueCrypt

My laptop has a 250GB hard drive, and I currently use it to do a lot. I have Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10, and BackTrack 5 on it, but I'd like to switch it up and add more security. What I aim to do is ...
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Computer wont boot to windows

I recently installed a Linux operating system (backtrack 5 r3) I couldn't connect to the internet with it so I removed the partition manually. After that, whenever I turn on my computer it goes to a ...
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MacBook Pro and Backtrack 5R1 Configuration

I have a Macbook pro Quad core (2.2/8gb ram/750gb hdd). I have went through tons of forums on the Internet, but none of them seemed to be updated for the current Backtrack 5R1, or the question of ...
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Increasing the volume of sound on Backtrack 4

The sound on Backtrack 4 is too low, I am running a live CD but can't seem to find the volume knob.
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Cannot connect to internet in Backtrack 5 R3

I am running a full installation of Backtrack 5 R3 on my computer (no VM) and have a working ethernet connection to the local network. I am able to access the intranet sites, but cannot access the ...
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Linux - Gem Error installing PG

I'm getting used to Linux, and currently making a switch to Backtrack 5 to start practicing for school in security. I'm running msfupdate, which installs a bunch of gem files. While installing PG from ...
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Fixing MTRR error in Linux

I am getting this error is Backtrack 5 R3 using KDE, Error setting MTRR (base=0x80000000 size=0x10000000 type = 1 inappropriate ioctl for device (25) Here is the X server log and here is my MTRR ...