BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

By Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Also make sure you have already installed and configured the VirtualBox suitable for your operating system. Before you can use the image directly in VirtualBox, you need to perform several additional steps: • Add the VMWare image file so it will be available to the virtual machine operating system. This can be done by opening File - Virtual Media Manager and then clicking on Add. [ 15 ] Beginning with BackTrack • Select the VMWare image file. vmdk. Then click on Open. • If there is no error, you will see the image file in Virtual Media Manager.

Besides easing the package upgrade, by customizing BackTrack you can adjust it to suit your needs. There may be a case where you don't need security tools provided by BackTrack 4 or you want to add additional software for your BackTrack installation. By customizing it, you don't need to waste your time removing, installing, and configuring software packages. You can just use your customized BackTrack! To create an updated BackTrack ISO image, you need to install BackTrack to the hard disk first, either using the traditional installation or using the virtual machine environment.

This kind of testing is also widely accepted because of its ethical vision of informing a target in advance. Double blind: In double blind testing, an auditor does not require any knowledge about the target system nor is the target informed before the test execution. Black-box auditing and penetration testing are examples of double blind testing. Most of the security assessments today are carried out using this strategy, thus, putting a real challenge for auditors to select the best of breed tools and techniques in order to achieve their required goal.

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