Monday, June 30, 2008

Over 150'000 downloads in about a week

Well I think it is amazing how far this Backtrack Project is gone. We already have over 150'000 Downloads since we released the version 3 at June 19th. This does not include any unofficial mirrors and/or torrents that are available. Roughly this translates in over 100Terrabyte of Data transmitted in ONE WEEK! When i see this number i would wish that i get only 1$ for every download :-)

Anyway i am impressed again and again by those numbers. Since years we keep the lines hot and the community able to test these great tools within an easy environment without the need of an installation. See you soon.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Even my mailbox praises me :-)

Lately when i was checking my mail, i recognize a funny thing. Checkout the number of Messages :-) I must be real hacker then when even my mailbox praises me as 1337 :-)

See you later..same blog..different content

Friday, June 20, 2008

Backtrack 3 released today

I am proud to announce that we have released backtrack yesterday at the
interview with pauldotcom.

Muts, Martin and I have slaved for weeks and months, together with the
help of many remote-exploit'ers to bring you this fine release. As
usual, this version overshadows the previous ones with extra cool


Unfortunately, Tenable would not allow for redistribution of Nessus.

Fortunately, SAINT *has* provided BackTrack users with a functional
version of SAINT, pending a free request for an IP range license
through the SAINT website, valid for 1 year.

The guys over at Paterva have created a special version of Maltego
v2.0 with a community license especially for BackTrack users. We would
like to thank Paterva for co-operating with us and allowing us to
feature this amazing tool in BackTrack.

Kernel Yes, yes, stop whining....We had serious deliberations
concerning the BT3 kernel. We decided not to upgrade to a newer kernel
as wireless injection patches were not fully tested and verified. We
did not want to jeopardize the awesome wireless capabilities of BT3
for the sake of sexiness or slightly increased hardware
compatibilities. All relevant security patches have been applied.

As usual, updated, sharpened, SVN'ed and armed to the teeth. This
release we have some special features such as spoonwep, fastrack and
other cool additions.

For the first time we distribute three different version of Backtrack 3
- CD Version
- USB Version with Compiz
- VMWare version including the VMWTools and some special Addons

Final Requests
We request the community to not mirror or torrent this release, or
otherwise distribute it online without our knowledge. We are trying to
gather precise statistics about bt3 downloads. If you would like to
mirror BT3 then please:

1) Think again! Traffic generated by BT3 downloads is CRAZY.
2) Please contact us before doing so.
3) Send us monthly statistics of downloads for the iso.


Problems, fixes, bugs, opinions - should all end up in our Remote
Exploit community forums, and our wiki:

Over and out,

Max, Muts, Martin