By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangaluru : BackBox Linux is a distribution that provides the best penetration testing, incident response, computer forensics, and intelligence gathering applications in a user-friendly desktop distribution.It's based on Ubuntu, but uses a resource-friendly desktop environment called Xfce.BackBox Linux 4.4 was released a few days ago, barely three months after the release of BackBox 4.3. BackBox Linux 4.4, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04.3. Like virtually all Ubuntu-based distributions, BackBox comes with UFW, the Uncomplicated FireWall, installed but not active. It's easy enough to activate, but a better firewall application, FirewallD, is in the repository. FirewallD, which has both a command line interface and an feature-rich graphical interface, brings support for networks zones to the table. If you're truly paranoid about keeping your data out of reach of those not authorized to have access to it, you should know that BackBox Linux 4.4 comes with a feature that will wipe whatever is stored in EAM at every shutdown and reboot.To Sum, though BackBox Linux is designed for very experienced users, and ships with the best and most popular hacking-related applications available, that it also comes pre-installed with standard desktop applications makes it suitable for use as a standard desktop operating system. So even if you have no experience with security auditing applications, you can still download and use BackBox Linux 4.4 in place of any other desktop operating systems. The hacking applications will be there for those times when you feel the need to strike out in a new direction.
Kali Linux-2 is a Debian based Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing including forensic and reverse engineering.Kali contains several hundred tools for various information security tasks including forensic and reverse engineering .Security of networks is very important .offensive security is best for defense . The BackTrack is re-born as Kali Linux is a GPL-compliant Linux distribution built by penetration testers for penetration testers with development staff consisting of individuals spanning different languages, regions, industries, and nationalities. The evolution of Kali took place over many years of development, penetration tests, and unprecedented help from the security community. Kali Linux originally started with earlier versions of live Linux distributions called BackTrack, Whoppix, IWHAX, and Auditor.When it was initially developed, Kali was designed to be an all-in-one live CD to be used on security audits and was specifically crafted to not leave any remnants of itself on the system. With millions of downloads, it has become the most widely adopted penetration testing framework in existence and is used by the security community all over the world including Governments defence establishments.Kali Linux is an open source project that is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services.In addition to Kali Linux, Offensive Security also maintains the Exploit Database and the free online course, Metasploit Unleashed.
After almost two years of public development (and another year behind the scenes), Kali Linux Developersannounced theirfirst point release of Kali Linux - version 1.1.0. This release brings with it a mix of unprecedented hardware support as well as rock solid stability. For us, this is a real milestone as this release epitomizes the benefits of theirmove from BackTrack to Kali Linux over two years ago. As theylook at a now mature Kali, theysee a versatile, flexible Linux distribution, rich with useful security and penetration testing related features, with over 300 hundred penetration testing tools and running on all sorts of weird and wonderful ARM hardware. But enough talk, here are the goods :The new release runs a 4.0 kernel, patched for wireless injection attacks.Our ISO build systems are now running off live-build 4.x.Improved wireless driver support, due to both kernel and firmware upgrades.NVIDIA Optimus hardware support.Updated virtualbox-tool, openvm-tools and vmware-tools packages and instructions.A whole bunch of fixes and updates from our bug-tracker changelog.And most importantly, we changed grub screens and wallpapers!.Founded in 2007, Offensive Security was born out of the belief that the best way to achieve sound defensive security is through an offensive approach. The team is made up of security professionals with extensive experience with attacking systems to see how they respond. They share this information through trainings, free tools, and publications.The strong technical foundation of the Offensive Security training content, coupled with a rigorous testing process has established the OSCP certification as the most relevant education in the pen-testing space. Accuvant LABS requires any prospective consultants to pass the OSCP exam before applying to our attack & penetration team. With the motto "Try Harder (r)”, the Company's trainings and certifications are well-respected and considered amongst the most rigorous available, creating a model adopted across the industry. In addition, the Exploit Database, Metasploit Unleashed, and BackTrack Linux community projects are highly-regarded and used by security teams in governmental and commercial organizations across the world.
Penetration Testing with Kali Linux is the Offensive Security flagship course, designed and written by the Kali Linux developers themselves. With years of experience in penetration testing, security research, tool development, and International Black Hat trainings, we have the experience and passion to teach you all about penetration testing. Penetration Testing with Kali Linux is also the only official security course revolving around the Kali Linux distribution.Unlike most security training programs and certification, "Penetration Testing with Kali Linux” is a performance based online course. Our certification process does not involve easy to remember multiple choice questions, but rather hands on penetration testing of live machines in a controlled, monitored lab environment. This makes the OSCP certification one of the hardest, and most sought after, professional certifications in the field.Seven years of developing BackTrack Linux has taught us a significant amount about what we, and the security community, think a penetration testing distribution should look like. We've taken all of this knowledge and experience and implemented it in our "next generation” penetration testing distribution.After a year of silent development, Offensive Security is proud to announce the release and public availability of "Kali Linux", the most advanced, robust, and stable penetration testing distribution to date.
Kali is a more mature, secure, and enterprise-ready version of BackTrack Linux. Trying to list all the new features and possibilities that are now available in Kali would be an impossible task on this single page. We therefore invite you to visit our new Kali Linux Website and Kali Linux Documentation site to experience the goodness of Kali for yourself.Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK) is an online training course designed for network administrators and security professionals who need to acquaint themselves with the world of offensive information security. This penetration testing training introduces the latest hacking tools and techniques in the field and includes remote virtual penetration testing labs for practicing the course materials. Penetration Testing with Kali Linux attempts to simulate a full penetration test, from start to finish, by injecting the student into a rich, diverse, and vulnerable network environment.