BackTrack was a Linux distribution that focused on security, based on the Knoppix Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use. In March 2013, the Offensive Security team rebuilt BackTrack around the Debian distribution and released it under the name Kali Linux.
BackTrack provided users with easy access to a comprehensive and large collection of security-related tools ranging from port scanners to Security Audit. Support for Live CD and Live USB functionality allowed users to boot BackTrack directly from portable media without requiring installation, though permanent installation to hard disk and network was also an option. BackTrack included many well known security tools including: 1. Metasploit for integration, 2. Wi-Fi drivers supporting monitor mode (rfmon mode) and packet injection, 3. Aircrack-ng, 4. Reaver, a tool used to exploit a vulnerability in WPS, 5. Gerix Wifi Cracker, 6. Kismet, 7. Nmap, 8. Ophcrack, 9. Ettercap, 10. Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal), 11. BeEF (Browser Exploitation Framework), 12. Hydra, 13. OWASP Mantra Security Framework, a collection of hacking tools, add-ons and scripts based on Firefox, Cisco OCS Mass Scanner, a very reliable and fast scanner for Cisco routers to test default telnet and enabling password. A large collection of exploits as well as more commonplace software such as browsers. Armitage - java frontend to Metasploit.
Defined by DvKing Official on 5-4-2020