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BackBox Linux is described as 'BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. Designed to be fast, easy to use and to provide a minimal yet complete desktop environment thanks to its own software repositories' and is a Linux Distro in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BackBox Linux for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, VirtualBox and VMware Workstation. The best alternative is Kubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BackBox Linux are Kali Linux, Parrot Security OS, BlackArch and Wifislax.

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  1. Kubuntu icon

    Kubuntu

    • Linux
    216 alternatives to Kubuntu 

    Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.

    Kubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine"
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    Kubuntu is a regular desktop no pen testing tools. No forensics no nothing but what a boring distro has.

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    Kali Linux

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    19 alternatives to Kali Linux 

    Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, originally forked from Backtrack Linux by the Offensive Security team.

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  3. Parrot Security OS icon

    Parrot Security OS

    29 alternatives to Parrot Security OS 

    Parrot is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Testing and designed with Security, Development, and Privacy in mind.

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  4. BlackArch icon

    BlackArch

    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    14 alternatives to BlackArch 

    BlackArch Linux is an Small Arch Linux iconArch Linux -based distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 2554 tools.

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  5. Wifislax icon

    Wifislax

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    16 alternatives to Wifislax 

    Wifislax is a GNU / Linux LiveCD and LiveUSB features conceived and designed for security auditing and related to computer security in general.

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    SELKS

    16 alternatives to SELKS 

    SELKS, a product of Stamus Networks, is a Debian-based live distribution designed for network security management. It provides a complete and ready-to-use Suricata IDS/IPS ecosystem with its own graphic rule manager.

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    Matriux

    • Linux
    32 alternatives to Matriux 

    Matriux is a fully featured security distribution consisting of a bunch of powerful, open source and free tools that can be used for various purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, ethical hacking, system and network administration, cyber forensics...

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, Matriux Blue, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    Caine

    16 alternatives to Caine 

    CAINE Computer Aided INvestigative Environment Live CD/DVD, computer forensics, digital forensics

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  9. Cyborg Linux icon

    Cyborg Linux

    14 alternatives to Cyborg Linux 

    The most advanced, powerful and yet beautiful penetration testing distribution ever created.Lined up with ultimate collection of tools for pro Ethical Hackers and Cyber Security Experts.

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    Discontinued

    have not been any updates on their website in almost 2 years.

    INTERNET
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    NaSabbir

    Cyborg Linux project was managed in a way that penetration tester can utilize it in the best possible way.

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    Dracos Linux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to Dracos Linux 

    Dracos Linux is purposed as an educational, especially to recognize the operation system of Linux and we respect ethical hacking.

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