Backbox Linux is a free, open-source Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Backbox is one of the most popular Linux distros designed to perform security assessments and penetrations tests. The team recently released the new version 4.4. The version includes all the latest packages that have been recently released and some of the new features that improve BackBox strength.
Most of you guys have heard of Kali Linux, the most famous penetration testing Linux on the globe and loaded with hundreds of astounding tools. BackBox is similar to Kali Linux, it's a security assessment and penetration testing Linux distribution. Although BackBox has alot less tools compared with Kali Linux but it's still powerful.
BackBox Desktop Environment
Backbox comes with one of the most lightweight, fast, simple and so favorite desktop environment, Xfce. Xfce is low on consuming system resources, simple to use.
BackBox Tools List
BackBox has a massive list of tools that come installed with the OS. There are more than 70 tools in the Backbox and some of the most popular tools are below -
What's New In BackBox 4.4 ?
The team recently announced the new BackBox version 4.4 with all the packages updated to their latest versions & some new packages have also been added.
Download BackBox 4.4
BackBox 4.4 is available to download at the official BackBox website.
How To Upgrade To BackBox 4.4 From 4.3 Or Any Previous Version ?
BackBox also provides instructions to upgrade to the latest version using the terminal. Just use the following commands in the terminal to upgrade to BackBox 4.4.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install -f
$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-lts-vivid linux-headers-generic-lts-vivid linux-signed-image-generic-lts-vivid
$ sudo apt-get purge ri1.9.1 ruby1.9.1 ruby1.9.3 bundler
$ sudo gem cleanup
$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/1.*
$ sudo apt-get install backbox-default-settings backbox-desktop backbox-menu backbox-tools --reinstall
$ sudo apt-get install beef-project metasploit-framework whatweb wpscan setoolkit --reinstall
$ sudo apt-get autoremove --purge
$ sudo apt-get install openvas sqlite3
$ sudo openvas-launch sync
$ sudo openvas-launch start
How Did You Like BackBox 4.4 ?
The version comes with some new features and the fully updated pacakges. How do you like this new release please let me know in the comments below. Also mention what else Linux you use instead of BackBox. Kali? or something else?