The guys over at Remote Exploit released a beta version of BackTrack 3 a couple of weeks ago. BackTrack is one of the more popular security distributions of Linux and it comes with a number of great tools. Although I don’t use BackTrack day to day it does have its advantages. One of the nice things about BackTrack is that all the tools are pre-compiled, so if you wanted to try out a tool in an assessment you wouldn’t have to fool with getting the tool up and running. I’ll typically use BackTrack at the end of an assessment and maybe try out some tools I haven’t really played with much.
Go grab your copy and give the developers some feedback on the new version. It can be downloaded here.