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 :-
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
Download BackBox from HERE
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
Download Knoppix STD from HERE
Download NST from HERE