Caption: Ten of the best. Which Penetration Test OS will you vote for?
Which is your favorite operating system for handling pen tests and ethical hacking? Inspired by a FossBytes roundup of the 10 best o/s options for security teams, we’ve decided to create a Google Form so you can vote for your favorite.
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We are discussing here 10 best pentest & white hat hacking Operating System for hacking with their little bit descriptions, you can check them out and download one that you think is well suited for your work. So have a look on these OS below
Top 10 pentest review
What the BackBox developers say:
BackBox is more than an operating system, it is a Free Open Source Community project with the aim to promote the culture of security in IT environment and give its contribute to make it better and safer. All this using exclusively Free Open Source Software by demonstrating the potential and power of the community.
Click here to download BackBox
BlackArch Linux Review.
What the BlackArch Linux developers say:
BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 1515 tools. You can install tools individually or in groups. BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing Arch installs. The BlackArch Live ISO contains multiple window managers.
Click here to download BlackArch Linux
What the Bugtraq developers say:
Bugtraq system offers the most comprehensive distribution, optimal, and stable with automated services manager in real time. This distribution based on the 3.2 and 3.4 kernel Generic available in 32 Bits & 64 Bits has a huge range of penetration, forensic and laboratory tools. The systems are available in 11 different languages.
Click here to download Bugtraq
Caine Computer Forensics Review.
What the Caine Computer Forensics developers say:
CAINE offers a complete forensic environment that is organized to integrate existing software tools as software modules and to provide a friendly graphical interface. CAINE represents fully the spirit of the Open Source philosophy, because the project is completely open, everyone could take on the legacy of the previous developer or project manager. The distro is open source, the Windows side (Win-Ufo) is freeware and, the last but not least, the distro is installable, thus giving the opportunity to rebuild it in a new brand version, so giving a long life to this project.
Click here to download Caine Computer Forensics
DEFT Linux Review.
What FossBytes say about say about DEFT:
The open source Linux distribution DEFT stands for Digital Evidence and Forensic Toolkit. It’s based on Ubuntu and built around the DART (Digital Advanced Response Toolkit) software. It comes with many popular forensic tools and documents that can be used by ethical hackers, penetration testers, IT security specialists, and other individuals.
Kali Linux Review.
What the Kali Linux developers say:
Our most advanced penetration testing platform we have ever made. Available in 32 bit, 64 bit, and ARM flavors, as well as a number of specialized builds for many popular hardware platforms. Kali can always be updated to the newest version without the need for a new download.
Network Security Toolkit Review.
What the Network Security Toolkit developers say:
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable ISO image (Live DVD/USB Flash Drive) based on Fedora 24 providing easy access to best-of-breed Open Source Network Security Applications and should run on most x86_64 systems.
The main intent of developing this toolkit was to provide the security professional and network administrator with a comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools. The majority of tools published in the article: Top 125 Security Tools by INSECURE.ORG are available in the toolkit. An advanced Web User Interface (WUI) is provided for system/network administration, navigation, automation, network monitoring, host geolocation, network analysis and configuration of many network and security applications found within the NST distribution. In the virtual world, NST can be used as a network security analysis, validation and monitoring tool on enterprise virtual servers hosting virtual machines.
Click here to download Network Security Toolkit
Parrot Security OS Review.
What FossBytes say about Parrot Security OS:
Debian-based Parrot Security OS is developed by Frozenbox’s team. This cloud-friendly operating system is designed for ethical hacking, pen testing, computer forensics, ethical hacking, cryptography etc. Compared to others, Parrot Security OS promises a lightweight OS that is highly efficient. Along with its plethora of legally recognized tools, you also get the opportunity to work and surf anonymously.
Click here to download Parrot Security OS
Pentoo Linux Review.
What the Pentoo Linux developers say:
Pentoo is a security-focused livecd based on Gentoo. It’s basically a gentoo install with lots of customized tools, customized kernel, and much more. Put simply, Pentoo is Gentoo with the pentoo overlay. This overlay is available in layman so all you have to do is layman -L and layman -a pentoo.
Click here to download Pentoo Linux
Samurai Web Testing Framework Review.
What the Samurai Web Testing Framework developers say:
The Samurai Web Testing Framework is a live linux environment that has been pre-configured to function as a web pen-testing environment. The CD contains the best of the open source and free tools that focus on testing and attacking websites. In developing this environment, we have based our tool selection on the tools we use in our security practice. We have included the tools used in all four steps of a web pen-test.
Click here to download Samurai Web Testing Framework
Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Review.
Thanks to FossBytes for their inspiration blog post: “10 Best Operating Systems For Ethical Hacking And Penetration Testing.”
You might also be interested to read our own blog post titled: “Network Security. Daily Vulnerability Audits versus Twice-Yearly Penetration Tests.”
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