Backtrack 5 R3 Walkthrough part 2

By Prateek Gianchandani

This article is in continuation to part 1 of the Backtrack Walkthrough Series. In the previous articles we discussed some of the most important new tools that were added in the most recent revision of Backtrack 5 like Dnmap, Fern-Wifi-Cracker etc. In this article we will look at some of the other main tools added in Backtrack 5 R3. HTExploit HTExploit was released at Blackhat 2012 by Matias KATZ and Maximiliano SOLER. HTExploit (HiperText access Exploit) is a tool that is used to bypass authentication mechanisms which is deployed on websites using .htaccess files. The tool is written in Python. Once the restriction is bypassed, it will be possible to figure out the contents of a directory and even download those files. The tool works in a recursive manner,i.e once it downloads the first chunk of files, it looks for links inside those files and downloads those files as well. This process keeps on going until it has downloaded the entire content of the directory. It then generates a…

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