Enabling sshd in Backtrack 5

By default sshd is not enabled in Backtrack 5 but of course is installed. Just run this command: sshd-generate And now we can start the service, choose one of the following ways:  service ssh start /etc/init.d/ssh start start ssh Done. Service is listening on port 22. You can access using root/toor. You can change the […]

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 18:42 by Samuel · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Update metasploit through http proxy

This was a feature that many people requested for long time. In previous versions of metasploit, msfupdate didn't allow us to use proxies. Now that is based on subversion, we can do it. I'll show you how using Backtrack 5. Although we configured the proxy using the Network Proxy Preferences window in gnome: And therefore […]

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 12:11 by Samuel · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Auto login and startx in Backtrack 5

Let's face it, we all use tty1 to login as root/toor and launch startx... so why not boot automatically into our favorite desktop environment? In the following lines I'll explain how to achieve this in three simple steps. Step 1: Install mingetty. We need a small application that allows us to auto login as the […]

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 17:31 by Samuel · Permalink · 5 Comments
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Connecting to WPA/WPA2 PSK network using command line

When we want to connect to a wireless network protected using WPA/WPA2 schema using command line we cannot use iwconfig to achieve it. We need to use a "supplicant" program. The most common is wpa_supplicant. To use this program we need to provide it a config file, so let's do it. Create a new file […]

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 12:03 by Samuel · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Make ipw2200 works in BT5

I like to use an old laptop in which I've installed BT5. From being an useless thing inside a closet it has become a wonderful tool for me nowadays. Although I've a neat Alpha AWUS036H card,  it was reasonable that I wanted that its internal ipw2200bg card worked too. That is something that doesn't happen […]

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 17:36 by Samuel · Permalink · 12 Comments
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Working with Chromium in BT5

Post edited on Apr 28, 2013: I've found a much better solution for use Chromium in BT5 but I think it's fair to keep the original one for the record at the end of the post. So the following lines explain the new and much simpler solution: Install the package as usual: apt-get install chromium-browser […]

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 17:49 by Samuel · Permalink · 2 Comments
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