BackBox Linux 5 released for Ethical Hacking


BackBox Linux 5 released for hacking purposes

I short:

Backbox 5 is a new operating system based on Ubuntu meant for ethical hacking purposes and penetration testing.It has been released after just 7 months of development.It is based on Linux kernel 4.8 & comes with updated tools as well as a new logo.

For a long time, Kali Linux by Kali Linux by Unpleasant Security plus Parrot Protection by Frozenbox network are usually was go to option for hacking as well as penetration testing purposes.But this is changing now with the launch of BackBox Linux 5 which is meant for this kind of stuff with updated tools.

“The BackBox Team proudly announces the major release of BackBox v5. It took long due to several development processes, but we worked hard and got through it,” the development team wrote in its release announcement.

And as no surprise, BackBox Linux Team has eliminated some pretty old tools and added updated more advanced tools for ethical hacking purposes and penetration testing.

Here’s What Has changed since the last release

  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS base
  • Xfce 4.12 desktop environment
  • LibreOffice
  • Firefox 54.0
  • Thunderbird 52.2.1
  • New BackBox logo and identity
  • All updated  hacking tools
  • Comes with Ubuntu Linux kernel 4.8


To boot BAckbox 5 on the computer you need either 32bit or 64bit computer minimum 1024 MB RAM and little over 10 GB storage space.

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You can Download Backbox Linux from here

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