BackBox is an Ubuntu-based Linux distributionpenetration test and security assessment oriented providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit. BackBox desktop environment includes a minimal yet complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing.
BackBox main aim is providing an alternative, highly customizable and performing system. BackBox uses the light window managerXfce.
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.
The power of this distribution is given by its Launchpad repository core constantly updated to the last stable version of the most known and used ethical hacking tools. The integration and development of new tools inside the distribution follows the commencement of open source community and particularly the Debian Free Software Guidelines criteria.
BackBox Linux project was born in south Italy in 2010. The project was began on initiative of a single individual, but later, within a few months, became well populated community and expanding everyday.