BackBox Linux Alternatives

    BackBox Linux is described as 'BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments' 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, Windows S and VirtualBox. Most alternatives are Linux Distros and Operating Systems. The best alternative is Kubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BackBox Linux are Kali Linux (Free, Open Source), Parrot Security OS (Free, Open Source), BlackArch (Free, Open Source) and Wifislax (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 16, 2020

    1. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.
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      Kubuntu vs BackBox Linux opinions
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      Kubuntu is a regular desktop no pen testing tools. No forensics no nothing but what a boring distro has.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    2. 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. Kali Linux is preinstalled with numerous penetration-testing programs, including...
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    3. 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 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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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    5. CAINE Computer Aided INvestigative Environment Live CD/DVD, computer forensics, digital forensics CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) is an Italian GNU/Linux live distribution created as a project of Digital Forensics Currently the project manager is Nanni...
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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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    6. 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...

      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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    7. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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      Cyborg Linux vs BackBox Linux opinions
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      NaSabbir Cyborg Linux project was managed in a way that penetration tester can utilize it in the best possible way.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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