Operating Systems for Penetration Testing

Operating Systems for Penetration Testing

Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security. Wikipedia

https://www.kali.org/

Pentoo

Pentoo is a Live CD and Live USB designed for penetration testing and security assessment. Based on Gentoo Linux, Pentoo is provided both as 32 and 64-bit installable live CD. Pentoo is also available as an overlay for an existing Gentoo installation. Wikipedia

https://www.pentoo.ch/

BackBox

BackBox is a penetration test and security assessment oriented Ubuntu-based Linux distribution providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit. It includes a complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing. Wikipedia

https://www.backbox.org/

BlackArch

BlackArch is a penetration testing distribution based on Arch Linux that provides a large amount of cyber security tools. It is an open-source distro created specially for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains more than 2400 tools that can be installed individually or in groups. Wikipedia

https://blackarch.org/

Parrot OS

Parrot OS is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian with a focus on security, privacy, and development. Parrot OS is also used by many penetration testers. Wikipedia

https://www.parrotsec.org/