BackBox

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BackBox Linux
BackBox 4.4 Screenshot.png
DeveloperRaffaele Forte and others[1]
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateActive
Source modelOpen source
Latest release6 / June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11)[2]
Platformsi386(x86), amd64(x86-64)
Kernel typeLinux
Default user interfaceXFCE
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitewww.backbox.org

BackBox is a penetration test and security assessment oriented Ubuntu-based Linux distribution providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit.[3] It includes a complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing.[4]

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The main aim of BackBox is providing an alternative, highly customizable and well performing system. BackBox uses the light window manager Xfce.[5]

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.

Releases[edit]

Date Release
Sep 9, 2010 BackBox Linux RC
Jan 3, 2011 BackBox Linux 1[6]
May 5, 2011 BackBox Linux 1.05[7]
Sep 3, 2011 BackBox Linux 2[8][9]
Jan 2, 2012 BackBox Linux 2.01[10]
Apr 24, 2012 BackBox Linux 2.05
Oct 24, 2012 BackBox Linux 3.0[11][12]
Jan 23, 2013 BackBox Linux 3.01[13]
May 23, 2013 BackBox Linux 3.05[14]
Sep 20, 2013 BackBox Linux 3.09[15]
Jan 16, 2014 BackBox Linux 3.13[16]
Oct 11, 2014 BackBox Linux 4.0[17]
Jan 29, 2015 BackBox Linux 4.1[18]
Apr 27, 2015 BackBox Linux 4.2[19]
Jul 20, 2015 BackBox Linux 4.3[20][21]
Oct 12, 2015 BackBox Linux 4.4[22][23]
Jan 27, 2016 BackBox Linux 4.5[24]
Mar 08, 2016 BackBox Linux 4.5.1
May 26, 2016 BackBox Linux 4.6
December 8, 2016 BackBox Linux 4.7
July 21, 2017 BackBox Linux 5
March 9, 2018 BackBox Linux 5.1
August 9, 2018 BackBox Linux 5.2
February 18, 2019 BackBox Linux 5.3
June 11, 2019 BackBox Linux 6[25]

Categories[edit]

BackBox Linux categories listed as follow:

Tools[edit]

More than 70 tools are included in BackBox:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team/Developers". Archived from the original on 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  2. ^ "BackBox 6 Released". BackBox Linux. BackBox Linux. 2019-06-11. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  3. ^ Lopez, Jose Maria (25 December 2018). "Linux, seguridad y análisis forense digital" [Linux, security and digital forensic analysis]. Hipertextual (in Spanish). Archived from the original (html) on 12 January 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019. Bajo el nombre de BackBox encontramos una distribución Linux y la comunidad que la respalda. ¿Su objetivo? Divulgar y promover la cultura de la seguridad en entornos IT.
  4. ^ "Endless OS, Crux, BackBox, Untangle e DragonFlyBSD têm novas versões" [Endless OS, Crux, BackBox, Untangle e DragonFlyBSD release new versions.]. Sempre updated (in Portuguese). 12 June 2019. Archived from the original (html) on 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019. O BackBox Linux é uma distribuição baseada no Ubuntu desenvolvida para realizar testes de penetração e avaliações de segurança.
  5. ^ Naranjo, David (12 June 2019). "Llega la nueva versión de BackBox Linux 6, basada en Ubuntu 18.04" [New version BackBox Linux 6, Ubuntu 18.04 based]. Ubunulog (in Spanish). Archived from the original (html) on 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019. El objetivo principal de BackBox es proporcionar un sistema alternativo, altamente personalizable y con un buen rendimiento. BackBox utiliza el gestor de ventanas light Xfce .
  6. ^ "UPDATE: BackBox Linux 1 Final Release!". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27.
  7. ^ "Rilasciata BackBox 1.05, degna rivale di BackTrack". Archived from the original on 2012-01-31.
  8. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 2".
  9. ^ Security testing with BackBox 2 [LWN.net]
  10. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 2.01".
  11. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.0".
  12. ^ BackBox Linux 3 review | LinuxBSDos.com
  13. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.01".
  14. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.05".
  15. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.09".
  16. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.13".
  17. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.0".
  18. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.1".
  19. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.2".
  20. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.3".
  21. ^ BackBox 4.3 review: Not just for penetration tests and security assessments | LinuxBSDos.com
  22. ^ "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.4".
  23. ^ BackBox Linux 4.4 review | LinuxBSDos.com
  24. ^ DistroWatch. "Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.5 (DistroWatch.com News)". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  25. ^ "BackBox Linux 6 released".

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