Forthcoming BackTrack 6 Announced – Kali Linux

January 23, 2013
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Backtrack 6, dubbed Kali Linux, hit the security community by surprise yesterday as Offensive Security announced their forthcoming distribution. Of course they haven’t provided many details beyond that fact that it’s a major rewrite that involved deciding to “swap[ping] out our custom development environment for a fully fledged Debian-compliant packaging and repository system.” Unfortunately, Offensive Security hasn’t provided a release timeline yet but ShmooCon is right around the corner.

Sounds interesting. I’m not too into this level of detail on the Linux side of the house but since I can’t find any other publications speculating I’ll give it a shot… Does this mean that Offensive Security is going the route of Security Onion and primarily just be providing the Backtrack packages to install over any current Debian-based OS?

Anyway, here is their great teaser for those that haven’t seen it…

Source: “Kali Linux – A Teaser into the Future“  – BackTrack-Linux.org

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What do you think the repackaging of everything into something Debian-compliant means? Let us know in the comments below. Today’s post pic is from BackTrack-Linux.org. See ya!

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11 Responses to Forthcoming BackTrack 6 Announced – Kali Linux

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  6. grecs (@grecs) on January 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

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  7. novainfosec (@novainfosec) on January 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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  8. CiphersSon on January 25, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Started a reply.. turned in to a blog post… http://n00bfu.com/2013/01/backtrack-6-speculations/

  9. grecs on January 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Nice… Thanks for the follow-up!

  10. Michelle Offik (@moffiks) on January 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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  11. @AnonASYURA on March 15, 2013 at 5:14 am

    ????Backtrack6????????

    https://t.co/WEvf6HDbxg

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