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In addition to what's already mentioned here, the wordlists are used in conjunction with some of the web app tools and things such as sqlmap. If you're looking for places to use them, download some of the "boot to root" VMs like Kioptrix and De-ICE and have a go at brute-ing some passwords. As for specific lists for specific types of hacks - not really. ...
Kali linux is a distribution designed for penetration testing and computer forensics, both which involve password cracking. So you are right in thinking that word lists are involved in password cracking, however it's not brute force. Brute force attacks try every combination of characters in order to find a password, while word lists are used in dictionary ...
Those lists can be used to feed into several programs. So for instance aircrack-ng has an option -w where it takes a wordlist as argument. The password testing program John the Ripper also takes wordlists to accelerate the guessing.
Kali is newer, more recently updated, and installs rather than being a liveCD. Pretty much all there is to it. Kali is best if you want to set up a machine for pentesting especially. Neither Kali nor BT offer anything that you couldn't assemble onto your own favourite distro to be fair.
That's a nonsense question, since BackTrack and Kali are the same, just Kali a higher version. It's like asking, Squeeze or Wheezy? Both are the stable versions of Debian but Wheezy is more updated than Squeezy, and with longer support.
Kali is Debian based, Backtrack is Ubuntu based. (Both Debian but Ubuntu is now almost a different branch). Kali is well organised, but BT got more documentation. Kali succeeds BT. If you're Ubuntu user, try BT first. BTW I didn't get the point why some people here taking about Arch Linux. Arch is not a pentest distro and it's too advanced for newbies to ...
Kali is just a re-branding of Backtrack, so you're probably better off going with Kali as it's newer. That being said, you'd be just fine using one of the more recent versions of Backtrack.
Backtrack will be fine for learning, especially if the course is geared towards it (which I get the impression it may be?) Kali is better in the long run, because it installs, so you can customise it more easily on a machine/VM. Overall though, I'd advise really learning your stuff with Backtrack/Kali/Combination of the two, and then 'graduating' to putting ...
Apart from what Mantis says, during OSCP you are advised to use Backtrack because there are some differences between Kali and BackTrack in regards to exploit development and debugging (specifically for OSCP). Kali and BackTrack are practically the same, Kali is organized just a bit better imo.
Kali Linux is the successor of Backtrack Linux (http://www.kali.org/) So I guess the answer to both of your questions would be "Yes". There are a few differences between the two distros, however, they are very negligible to someone who doesn't understand Linux too much. For example, everything on Kali is accessible from the comfort of the command line, ...
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