BackBox Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. It is designed to be fast and easy to use. It provides a minimal yet complete desktop environment, thanks to its own software repositories, which are always updated to the latest stable versions of the most often used and best-known ethical hacking tools. BackBox main aim is providing an alternative, highly customizable and performing system. BackBox uses the light window manager Xfce.
It includes some of the most used security and analysis Linux tools, aiming to a wide spread of goals, ranging from web application analysis to network analysis, from stress tests to sniffing, including also vulnerability assessment, computer forensic analysis and exploitation. Pro-actively protect your IT infrastructure with BackBox. It is the perfect security solution; providing pen-testing, incident response, computer forensics, and intelligence gathering tools. The most current release of BackBox Linux includes the latest software solutions for vulnerability analysis/assessment and pen-testing. It is one of the lightest/fastest Linux distros available on the Internet.
More than 70 tools are included in BackBox, some main tools are:
- The Social Engineering Toolkit
- John The Ripper