Introduction to BackBox Linux

BackBox is a Linux distribution built on thin Ubuntu core. It has been developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments.

Designed to be fast, easy to use and provide a minimal yet complete desktop environment, thanks to its own software repositories, always being updated to the latest stable version of the most used and best known ethical hacking tools.

It's standard compliant

The software packaging process, the configuration and the tweaking of the system follows up the Ubuntu/Debian standard guide lines.

Any of the Debian and Ubuntu users will feel very comfortable, while newcomers will follow the official documentation and BackBox additions to customize their system without any tricky workaround, because it is standard and straight forward!

The main menu is well organized systematically where every tool is placed in it's appropriate section. The selection of every single tool has been done with accuracy and restricted procedure in order to avoid any redundancy caused by programs having similar functionalities.

With a particular attention to the end user needs, all menus and configuration files have been organized and reduced to the bare minimum in order to provide an intuitive and user friendly GNU/Linux distro.

Integrated anonymous feature

The anonymous mode with transparent Tor proxy strongly protects your privacy!

MAC address and the hostname is randomly being changed and this makes the system not traceable within the LAN. Integration of BleachBit for the cleaning and automation of the logs provides an extra security level.

RAM wipe

RAM wipe is the feature that allows you to make sure that nobody could compromise your privacy and it protects your system against the memory recovery!

RAM Wiping at shutdown/reboot keeps your system safe against similar attacks

Full disk encryption

Full Hard Disk encryption in the installation fase by using LUKS on LVM