Skip to main content

List Of Top 5 Pentration Testing Operating System’s Based On Linux

If you are in search of good Pentration Testing operating system then you are at right place because in this post I am going to introduce you with Top 5 penetration testing Operating System’s Based On Linux. First of all i want to tell you something about Penetration Testing :

” It is that process in which an individual/professional can evaluate the security of a computer system or network by applying the attacks. These professionals have legal rights to do this task as their purpose is only to examine the network security instead of doing any harm.”

Most of you have heard the name of Backtrack, it is one of the most popular Penetration TestingLinux based Os. But here i am going to tell you rest four penetration testing distro which i found very useful during my experiments. Backtrack is very successful Penetration Testing Os because it has all the tools which is mostly required by a Professional and it makes a revolutionary change in the field of penetration testing.

According to me right judgement of Penetration Testing Os is based on tools available in it. No matter, what the Os watch rank said about them. It depends on the user how much they get from them. Don’t go with name just evaluate the features and tools available in the distro.
List Of Top 5 Pentration Testing Operating System’s Based On Linux

1. Backtrack Or Kali Linux :

Backtrack is most popular among professionals as well as learner. This Os has the ultimate collection of Penetration testing tools. It is based on debian linux based distribution and primarily aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing. The tools in this distribution are sub divided into modules, each modules have different types of tool but some of them have common like nmap. i have listed the modules available in backtrack in below given points :-
Information Gathering
Vulnerability assessment
Exploitation tools
Privilege Escalation
Maintaining access
Reverse Engineering
RFID tools
Stress Testing
Reporting tools

Backtrack and Kali Linux both are available in two Desktop flavor i.e KDE and GNOME. I will recommend you to use GNOME because it is lighter than KDE environment.
Download Backtrack 5R3 from here HERE and Download Kali Linux from HERE

2. BackBox

Backbox is second most popular distribution for penetration testing and security assessment. It is based on Ubuntu Linux-based distribution which has set of tools required for ethical hacking andsecurity testing. It is designed to be fast and easy to use which includes its own software repository for downloading the required packages. Like Backtrack it is also divided in to modules which helps you to choose the right tool for performing your task. But then also it is not as powerful as Backtrackbecause stress testing tools are still missing from this.

Download BackBox from HERE

3. Blackbuntu

Blackbuntu is developed by small team from Thailand, India, Turkey, USA., U.K., Canada, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Syria, Russia. It is also a very powerful environment for penetration testingbased on ubuntu. It is designed for security training students for learning the Ethical Hacking and Information Security.

Download Blackbuntu from HERE
4. Knoppix (Security Tool Distribution)

Knoppix STD (security tool distribution ) is live Linux distro which is used to penetrate the networkfor ethical purpose. It is designed by a community whose prime motto is to manage the security insted of hacking. This distribution is consist of mostly used open source tools which helps you to perform security assessment on network. It is specially designed to aid the network administrators and security professionals.

Download Knoppix STD from HERE
5. NST (Network Security Toolkit)

Network security toolkit is also a live distribution based on fedora. Similarly like other distro it is designed for security assessment of a computer system or network. The main intent of developing this distro is to provide the network security administrator with a set of opensource tools to penetrate the network for managing the best security of network. Top 125 security tools are included in this toolkit provided by INSURE.ORG

Download NST from HERE

Share this with your friends