BackTrack Reborn – Kali Linux

This topic contains 26 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  eth3real 6 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #8162
     m0wgli 
    Participant

    From Offensive Security:

    It’s been 7 years since we released our first version of BackTrack Linux, and the ride so far has been exhilarating. When the dev team started talking about BackTrack 6 (almost a year ago), each of us put on paper a few “wish list goals” that we each wanted implemented in our “next version”.

    It soon became evident to us that with our 4 year old development architecture, we would not be able to achieve all of these new goals without a massive restructure so that’s exactly what we did and “Kali” was born. We’ve also posted a Kali Linux teaser on the BackTrack Linux site – and that’s all we’ll say for now…

    How does this affect the Offensive Security courses? Surprisingly enough, with all the new changes we have made in Kali, the user experience remains pretty much the same. Our students should feel little difference between Kali and BackTrack. As usual, with our course upgrades, all alumni will be able to upgrade their course materials for a reduced fee. Students who have enrolled in PWB since the 1st of Jan, 2013 will get an additional discount on the upgrade fee –  once a new version of PWB is available, in the next 6 months. Our lab environment will not be changing due to the new BackTrack version. Be patient, we will release more information about Kali once it’s ready…soon.

    http://www.offensive-security.com/offsec/backtrack-reborn-kali-linux/

  • #51616
     hayabusa 
    Participant

    As always, looking forward to seeing what they’ve done with it.

  • #51617
     rattis 
    Participant

    hmm.. can’t wait to check it out and compair to old version, and also to pentoo.

  • #51618
     dynamik 
    Participant

    Man, BT and PWB are hogging all the resources. This is why we can’t have nice things. I’d rather have AWAE online than stock footage of stuff being smashed.

  • #51619
     Dark_Knight 
    Participant

    @ajohnson wrote:

    Man, BT and PWB are hogging all the resources. This is why we can’t have nice things. I’d rather have AWAE online than stock footage of stuff being smashed.

    +1

  • #51620
     caissyd 
    Participant

    I wonder if Kali will be an evolution or a revolution…

    Still, I am always excited to use new distros.

  • #51621
     hayabusa 
    Participant

    @ajohnson wrote:

    Man, BT and PWB are hogging all the resources. This is why we can’t have nice things. I’d rather have AWAE online than stock footage of stuff being smashed.

    ^ +2

  • #51622
     termight 
    Participant

    I’m gonna buy and dedicate a new laptop for KALI.

  • #51623
     Darktaurus 
    Participant

    @ajohnson wrote:

    Man, BT and PWB are hogging all the resources. This is why we can’t have nice things. I’d rather have AWAE online than stock footage of stuff being smashed.

    +3

  • #51624
     jrdoty 
    Participant

    @ajohnson wrote:

    Man, BT and PWB are hogging all the resources. This is why we can’t have nice things. I’d rather have AWAE online than stock footage of stuff being smashed.

    +4

    Maybe if we make this post long enough Offensive Security will take notice. 

  • #51625
     Questionable 
    Participant

    @ajohnson wrote:

    Man, BT and PWB are hogging all the resources. This is why we can’t have nice things. I’d rather have AWAE online than stock footage of stuff being smashed.

    +5

  • #51626
     caissyd 
    Participant

    Although I agree with all of you, we were able to have a quality PWB course and a very good linux distro because they have spent some time in the past building and fixing them.

    They probably make 90% of their proifit with the PWB course, so we can’t blame them to update it every 3 years or so…

    So yes, me too I can’t wait to get AWAE, but we have to understand their position too…

  • #51627
     jrdoty 
    Participant

    Agreed, but a guy can dream. 

  • #51628
     dynamik 
    Participant

    @H1t M0nk3y wrote:

    Although I agree with all of you, we were able to have a quality PWB course and a very good linux distro because they have spent some time in the past building and fixing them.

    They probably make 90% of their proifit with the PWB course, so we can’t blame them to update it every 3 years or so…

    So yes, me too I can’t wait to get AWAE, but we have to understand their position too…

    C-c-c-combo breaker!

    I think we all realize that PWB’s their bread and butter, but they should seriously try harder at making AWAE available 😉

  • #51629
     caissyd 
    Participant

    C-c-c-combo breaker!

    First time I hear about this. I won’t do this again, promise!

    I think we all realize that PWB’s their bread and butter, but they should seriously try harder at making AWAE available

    Yes, I totally agree if you see it this way! They pissed me off big time with their Try Harder thing, so you know what?
    +6

  • #51630
     m0wgli 
    Participant

    @H1t M0nk3y wrote:

    C-c-c-combo breaker!

    First time I hear about this. I won’t do this again, promise!

    I wouldn’t take that too seriously, speak your mind!

    Has anyone heard anything about AWAE being made available online recently?

    There was a post here last year:Offensive Security’s OSWE, but I haven’t seen anything since, here or elsewhere.

  • #51631
     dynamik 
    Participant

    @m0wgli wrote:

    @H1t M0nk3y wrote:

    C-c-c-combo breaker!

    First time I hear about this. I won’t do this again, promise!

    I wouldn’t take that too seriously, speak your mind!

    I just thought it was funny, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t being serious either. We’ve met in person before, and I don’t think he’s in any way intimidated by me or afraid to speak his mind 😉

    Like I said in that other thread, it was just a rumor I heard, so I wouldn’t treat that as credible information. I just find it odd they’ve only offered the live course once last summer and haven’t offered or announced anything else. Hopefully they have some more surprises up their sleeves.

  • #51632
     caissyd 
    Participant

    I just thought it was funny, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t being serious either. We’ve met in person before, and I don’t think he’s in any way intimidated by me or afraid to speak his mind 😉

    As always, ajohnson is right!  ;D

  • #51633
     caissyd 
    Participant

    I just ask the Offensive Security team about their AWAE and AWE courses and here is their response:

    Our AWAE course is currently only available in a live training format. We will announce new information regarding our AWAE online courses on our website and blog once available.

    Updates regarding the course will be posted at: https://www.offensive-security.com/information-security-training/advanced-web-attack-and-exploitation/
    You can follow our blog at: http://www.offensive-security.com/blog/

    As for Advanced Windows Exploitation (AWE), there are no immediate plans to offer it online.

    So, AWAE will eventually be available online. We will probably have to wait a long time for AWE…

  • #51634
     la.qu 
    Participant

    Does anybody know if wlan and eth will be working for lenovo y500 series?? :S

  • #51635
     hayabusa 
    Participant

    Thinking that would likely be best / easiest answered, if asked to the Offensive Security folks…

    That said, however, we might be able to give you a better idea, if you tell is what the nic’s are (wired and wireless) in that device (rather than us having to do that, just to give you an answer.)

    What will likely help us answer, as well, is if you boot to the Live BackTrack distro, currently, and give us output from “lspci” at the command prompt.

  • #51636
     m0wgli 
    Participant

    @H1t M0nk3y wrote:

    I just thought it was funny, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t being serious either. We’ve met in person before, and I don’t think he’s in any way intimidated by me or afraid to speak his mind 😉

    As always, ajohnson is right!  ;D

    True. I’d intended for that comment to be taken in jest. Sorry, if it was interpreted differently.

    @H1t M0nk3y Thanks for taking the time to find out.

  • #51637
     lorddicranius 
    Participant

    @ajohnson wrote:

    C-c-c-combo breaker!

    Man, now I wanna play Killer Instict…

  • #51638
     UNIX 
    Participant

    It’s now available: http://www.kali.org/

  • #51639
     hayabusa 
    Participant

      grabbed copies as soon as they posted them  😉

    x86, 64 and raspberry pi (have been wanting to toy with pi’s for dropboxes, anyway, so…

  • #51640
     lorddicranius 
    Participant

    @hayabusa wrote:

      grabbed copies as soon as they posted them  😉

    x86, 64 and raspberry pi (have been wanting to toy with pi’s for dropboxes, anyway, so…

    A Raspberry Pi version? Nice!

  • #51641
     eth3real 
    Participant

    Anyone tried it out, yet? I had to disable IO APIC to get the 64-bit ISO to boot in VirtualBox, and then tell the installer to not use “internet sources” to finish install. I won’t have any real time to play around with it until this weekend, but looks good so far.

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