BackBox Linux 2 for penetration testers
Posted on 05 September 2011.
BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It has been developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments.

Designed to be fast, easy to use and provide a minimal yet complete desktop environment, thanks to its own software repositories, always being updated to the latest stable version of the most used and best known ethical hacking tools.

What's new
  • System upgrade
  • Performance boost
  • New look and feel
  • Improved start menu
  • Bug fixing
  • Hacking tools new or updated
  • Three new section: Vulnerabilty Assessment, Forensic Analysis and VoIP Analysis.
System requirements
  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 256 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 2 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800◊600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port.





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