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2.6/5 5
Pakistan's 1st penetration testing and ethical hacking Linux-based operating system

editor's review





MaadsTrack is an open source and completely free Linux operating system made in Pakistan. It has been designed from the ground up for ethical hacking and penetration testing operations, based on BackTrack, and features several desktop environments, including GNOME and KDE.

Available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD

The user must download a dual-arch Live DVD ISO image of approximately 3GB in size and write it on either a DVD disc or a USB flash drive of 4GB or higher capacity in order to use this distribution of Linux. Supported architectures include 32-bit and 64-bit.

Boot options

When booting the Live DVD from the BIOS of a computer, the user must choose an option from the boot screen. Default boot options include the ability to start the live environment with default drivers or in safe graphics mode, boot an existing OS from the first drive, as well as to perform a memory diagnostic test.

Features eight different desktop environments

MaadsTrack features eight different desktop environments, including the popular KDE Plasma and GNOME, for maximum personalization. All the graphical sessions have been customized with dark themes and wallpapers, providing a realistic hacking environment to its users.

Includes a wide range of penetration testing tools

Being based on BackTrack, the operating system reviewed here includes a wide range of penetration testing tools. They are organized in categories and subcategories on the main menu. In addition, a user-friendly login screen, as well as all the updates that are not included in BackTrack, along with many Microsoft Windows utilities are also available in MaadsTrack.

Bottom line

With its dynamic interface switching capabilities, and a modified Linux kernel 3.2 package based on the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system, MaadsTrack supports every computer, architecture and hardware. It’s Pakistan’s number one penetration testing operating system!

MaadsTrack was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 27th, 2014
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