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

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Running chrome in Backtrack Linux

I am using the Backtrack 5 linux distribution, and i wanted to install chrome, but it wont run as root for default. I know that using --user-data-dir will let me run it as root. But is there a safer ...
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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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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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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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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 4 as a primary development OS

I want to use Backtrack 4 as my primary OS on a netbook. However since I'm an app developer, I need tools such as MonoDevelop, Git, VM, etc. etc. I know that I can install everything I need on an ...
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Can someone explain how this happened?

I seem to be having some odd results when running netdiscover on my home network. From the cable modem to my scanner (skipping a few peripherals), here's the basic layout: The cable modem is ...
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Why would an iPod Touch and PS3 respond to netdiscover as 0.0.0.0?

Only slightly related to this question, because it was discovered in the same scan: Can someone explain how this happened? When running netdiscover on my home network, my iPod Touch (identified by ...
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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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Virtualbox and IDS

I am working on a project for grad school and I am way over my head. The goal is to set up three VM's, I am using Virtualbox. One being Windows XP (the victim), the second VM running of form of ...
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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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BackTrack doesn't install on VirtualBox

BackTrack doesn't seem to be installing with my VirtualBox. I am running VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.7.5 and have downloaded GNOME BackTrack. When I try to install it, it just stops in shell. I have ...
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How to use the AWUS036H on MacBook Pro with Lion and Backtrack in VM?

I have the AWUS036H USB WiFi adapter and have recently upgraded the OSX to Lion. The thing is, there are no drivers for Lion for the AWUS036H, and I would have to boot into 32bit mode every time I ...
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How do you install drivers on linux?

When you download linux drivers for devices such as wireless dongles, you'll get a folder full of random files that I'm assuming oyu need to compile? How do you install a wireless driver in linux?
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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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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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Gnome3 Classic and Window Snap

Is there any way to enable Windows Snap in Gnome3 Classic? I've been using KDE4 and there it's out of the box. Right now I'm testing Kali Llinux and I'm trying to get it work. I want a lightweight ...
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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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Backtrack, Wi-Fi not working

I've installed Backtrack 5R3 KDE, and I realized that my wireless is not working, but wired is working fine. Here's the lshw output: *-network description: Ethernet interface ...
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Install BackTrack 5 rc1 on Mac OSX Lion, feasable?

I just uninstalled windows from my bootcamp and i would like to run only my Lion and a second partition with BackTrack 5, is it doable? I already tried to follow a couple tutorials i found around ...
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Why does my USB wireless adapter stop working when connected to a VM running BackTrack?

I wanted to know why my USB wireless adapter stops working when it's been connected to VMware? When it is disconnected from the VM (connect to host), it works like normal. Result for lsusb: Bus 1 ...
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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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Backtrack 4 audio volume slider is not working

I am using Backtrack 4 and loving it. But the one problem is the audio volume slider of the gnome notification bar is not working. Hence I have to depend on either that of VLC's audio volume slider or ...
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Virtual Box Pen Test Lab Set Up

So i'm trying to set up a pen test lab in virtual box on my windows 7 host. I have 3 guest OS's installed: 1.) BackTrack5 2.) Centos 5 Server/Snort (My Snortbox) 3.) Win XP (Unpatched) I have 3 ...
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Authentication fails when using BackTrack 5 under VirtualBox, on Airport Express

I've got BackTrack 5 running in VirtualBox on my Mac. The airport is recognized by VirtualBox as a bridged connection. BackTrack 5 is picking up the airport, and is displaying available wireless ...
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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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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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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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Attempting to get BackTrack 5 running with a VMware virtual machine on Windows 7

For starters I'm running a 64bit Version of Windows 7. I'm also dual-booting 64bit Ubuntu 10.04 (if it matters). However, for this I'm trying to get this working on the Windows 7 side of things. I ...
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Persistent BackTrack on USB

Can someone explain how to make a persistent installation of BackTrack 5 on an 8GB USB drive?
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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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No wireless networks found - BackTrack 5 - Wicd Network Manager - VmWare

I have a Lenovo T500 laptop with an Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN I have Win 7 Enterprise installed as the OS Inside that Win 7 install, I have installed VmWare Workstation (8.0.0 build-471780) Inside ...
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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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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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How to connect to the internet in Back Track 4?

Can someone help me connect to internet via ethernet in backtrack 4 final?
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Fixing partitions and Installing BackTrack

My whole problem started when I started trying to install Backtrack(3 or 4) Backtrack was trying to install itself over my entire windows partition (Which I had combined into one when I installed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why does Backtrack 5 r3 connection errors in a VM?

When ever i use backtrack metasploit it says rex:connection something .... etc I am using backtrack inside vmware and use a NAT connection to the vmware.... I was wandering if there is a reason why ...
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AMD ATI Radeon HD R7750 support ATI Stream?

I am thinking to purchase a graphic card and do not have much budget to spend on it?. However I do like the AMD ATI Radeon HD R7750 and it is well in budget. But I would like to know if it supports ...
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startx error: no desktop manager

I have Backtrack 5R2 KDE. The error resulted from a hard-reset (hard-reboot). After that, I cannot load the KDE manager when I enter the startx command after logging in. Whenever I do a startx ...
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How could I fix WICD? it's not longer finding networks

I'm on backtrack5 R2, and I was working fine, until I installed bind9, the problem is recently the WICD is no longer finding networks, but I can still connect to the networks I had, I've tried with ...
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Getting rid of backtrack 5?

I recently installed backtrack 5 onto my hard drive using the installer program after booting from a usb. The installer program allocated 400 gb of space and now i'm out of room for windows. How do I ...
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Bluesnarfer in Backtrack 5

I'm new to backtrack and I am learning to hack Bluetooth . As you know I must use Bluesnarfer. But when I use it I get this error: Can someone help me to solve this, I searched the Internet but I ...
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Drivers for packet injection on the Intel Centrino(R) Advanced N 6205

I have an Intel Centrino(R) Advanced N 6205, running BackTrack 5 in VMWare. I'm having trouble following the tutorial on aircrack-ng website, and I need to know what drivers to download to support ...
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Linux - 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 ...