Specialised Pen-testing/Security distros
I'm about to make a minor career change, and I'm moving into IT security and penetration testing.
I've still got a lot to learn but I'm getting there :)
My favourite 'flavour' of Linux so far has been Ubuntu, which I'm dual-booting with Windoze XP Pro.
I understand that there are some Linux distro's which are very heavily tailored towards IT security/vulnerability testing.
Does anybody have any idea if any of these distro's are any good? Would anybody recommend one? Would I be better with a specialised distro or should I stick with Ubuntu and install the various tools there?
I quite like the look of Backtrack.
Apparently it's based on SLAX, and is a merger of WHAX and Auditor.
Anybody got any thoughts on these, or experience using them?
If I install a third OS (whichever distro I choose in addition to Ubuntu) can I safely have all 3 sharing my HDD the same way that I currently dual-boot?
Sorry for all the questions, like I say I'm new and still have a lot to learn :)