BackTrack 5 R1 Release
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: BackTrack 5 R1 Release

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    422

    BackTrack 5 R1 Release

    So has anyone here been to BlackHat this year and tried the BackTrack 5 R1 release? The website doesn't seem to have too much information about what updates are going to be made to the distro. While I'm on the subject, I haven't seen a BackTrack thread in a while. Just out of curiosity, who here uses BackTrack, and what do you mainly use it for / what tools do you use?

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Folsom
    Posts
    10
    I have given a look on it. Actually it is much better than previous ones.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Cope57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    186
    No, I have not tried the BackTrack 5 R1 release. Is it any good?



    [rant] I am still trying to figure out why BackTrack still will not acknowledge that they are using the dragon graphics without permission from the original author dragonkahn. I would be pretty pissed if someone borrowed/stole my graphics for commercial purposes without my acknowledgement.

    If you are wondering which came first, the dragon graphic was created and submitted to deviantART about 4 years before BackTrack's initial release in 2006. [/rant]
    Computers do not have problems, they have users.
    ~Cope57

  4. #4
    HYBR|D
    Guest
    ^^^ Intersting tidbit Cope.

    I have used BackTrack numerous times in the past, and i'm very suprised that i never heard anything about that.

    Yet now i'm very curious to know why/how they are still able to use the image? I would of thought a C&D letter would of been sent off? At least royalty's be paid etc?

    But then again copyright stuff confuse the heckles outta me.

  5. #5
    @ΜĮЙǐЅŦГǻţΩЯ D0pp139an93r's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    1,694
    Quote Originally Posted by HYBR|D View Post
    ^^^ Intersting tidbit Cope.

    I have used BackTrack numerous times in the past, and i'm very suprised that i never heard anything about that.

    Yet now i'm very curious to know why/how they are still able to use the image? I would of thought a C&D letter would of been sent off? At least royalty's be paid etc?

    But then again copyright stuff confuse the heckles outta me.
    BackTrack is NOT a commercial product. It's free and open source.

    Their only product is training and services.
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Cope57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    186
    Quote Originally Posted by D0pp139an93r View Post
    BackTrack is NOT a commercial product. It's free and open source.

    Their only product is training and services.
    I never stated the product was a commercial product, I said the graphics were used commercially, you know, advertising a product with another persons graphics. It is not OK to use the graphics that are not your own without permission.
    Computers do not have problems, they have users.
    ~Cope57

  7. #7
    Only african to own a PC! Cider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    1,683
    I havent used backtrack yet but I have got the ISO's I must just test and play with it so yeah, ill be watching this thread closely to see what pointers there are.
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    Albert Einstein

  8. #8
    @ΜĮЙǐЅŦГǻţΩЯ D0pp139an93r's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    1,694
    What I'm saying is that the use of that graphic would be covered under the fair use portion of the copyright law, since the graphic is not being used commercially.
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Cope57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    186
    Well whatever the legal standpoint is, the original creator of the graphic Sleek and Sporty is still upset with BackTrack for using his works without his consent.
    Computers do not have problems, they have users.
    ~Cope57

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    744
    Quote Originally Posted by Cope57 View Post
    Well whatever the legal standpoint is, the original creator of the graphic Sleek and Sporty is still upset with BackTrack for using his works without his consent.
    This should be addressed, both parties should respond here, otherwise...no fun... :/
    Every now and then, one of you won't annoy me.

Similar Threads

  1. FreeBSD for Linux Users
    By gore in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 7th, 2009, 11:49 AM
  2. Slack BSD
    By gore in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 25th, 2005, 07:12 AM
  3. The history of the Mac line of Operating systems
    By gore in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 7th, 2004, 07:02 AM
  4. Tcp/ip
    By gore in forum Newbie Security Questions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 29th, 2003, 07:01 AM
  5. Microsoft to release threat-modeling tool
    By Dr_Evil in forum Programming Security
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 31st, 2003, 06:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides