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|Developer||Raffaele Forte and others|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||4.6 / May 27, 2016|
|Default user interface||XFCE|
|License||Free software licenses
BackBox is a penetration test and security assessment oriented Ubuntu-based Linux distribution providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit. BackBox desktop environment includes a complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing.
It includes some of the most used security and analysis Linux tools, aiming for a wide spread of goals, ranging from web application analysis to network analysis, from stress tests to sniffing, also including vulnerability assessment, computer forensic analysis and exploitation.
Part of the power of this distribution comes from its Launchpad repository core, constantly updated to the latest stable version of the most known and used ethical hacking tools. The integration and development of new tools in the distribution follows the open source community, particularly the Debian Free Software Guidelines criteria.
The BackBox Linux project was born in south Italy in 2010. The project was begun on the initiative of a single individual. Within a few months, it accrued a well populated community which continues to expand.
|Sep 9, 2010||BackBox Linux RC|
|Jan 3, 2011||BackBox Linux 1|
|May 5, 2011||BackBox Linux 1.05|
|Sep 3, 2011||BackBox Linux 2|
|Jan 2, 2012||BackBox Linux 2.01|
|Apr 24, 2012||BackBox Linux 2.05|
|Oct 24, 2012||BackBox Linux 3.0|
|Jan 23, 2013||BackBox Linux 3.01|
|May 23, 2013||BackBox Linux 3.05|
|Sep 20, 2013||BackBox Linux 3.09|
|Jan 16, 2014||BackBox Linux 3.13|
|Oct 11, 2014||BackBox Linux 4.0|
|Jan 29, 2015||BackBox Linux 4.1|
|Apr 27, 2015||BackBox Linux 4.2|
|Jul 20, 2015||BackBox Linux 4.3|
|Oct 12, 2015||BackBox Linux 4.4|
|Jan 27, 2016||BackBox Linux 4.5|
|Mar 08, 2016||BackBox Linux 4.5.1|
BackBox Linux categories listed as follow:
- Information Gathering
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Privilege Escalation
- Maintaining Access
- Documentation & Reporting
- Reverse Engineering
- Social Engineering
- Forensic Analysis
- VoIP Analysis
- Wireless Analysis
More than 70 tools are included in BackBox:
- The Social Engineering Toolkit
- John The Ripper
- "BackBox 4.5.1 Released". BackBox Linux. BackBox Linux. 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
- "UPDATE: BackBox Linux 1 Final Release!".
- "Rilasciata BackBox 1.05, degna rivale di BackTrack".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 2".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 2.01".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.0".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.01".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.05".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.09".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.13".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.0".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.1".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.2".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.3".
- "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.4".
- DistroWatch. "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.5 (DistroWatch.com News)". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
- Official website
- BackBox Linux on Launchpad.net
- BackBox Linux on DistroWatch.com
- BackBox Linux on Linux.com
- BackBox Linux on TheCodingStudio.com
- BackBox Linux OIN Membership