According to Remote-Exploit.org:
“BackTrack is the most top rated linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly from the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes.”
The BackTrack Project was created by Mati Aharoni & Max Moser. The first n0n-beta version of BackTrack was released on May 26, 2006. The latest version of BackTrack is 4 Beta, the major change in this version is that, BackTrack is now Debian-based.
BackTrack is bundled with 300+ Security Tools, it has what all a security expert needs. BackTrack is also the favorite tool of security testers worldwide.
BackTrack has many added apps. to its default suite. The notable additions are:
- Metasploit integration
- RFMON Injection capable wireless drivers
- Autoscan-Network (AutoScan-Network is a network discovering and managing application)
- Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal)
Get BackTrack to get these features +a lot more :)