BackBox Linux 4.2 Released


BackBox GNU/Linux developers announced release of BackBox Linux 4.2, a Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. BackBox Linux is designed to be fast, easy to use and it provides a minimal but complete desktop environment.



BackBox Linux is based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. According to release announcement, BackBox Linux 4.2 comes with following features.
  • Preinstalled Linux Kernel 3.16
  • New Ubuntu 14.04.2 base
  • Ruby 2.1
  • Installer with LVM and Full Disk Encryption options
  • Handy Thunar custom actions
  • RAM wipe at shutdown/reboot
  • System improvements
  • Upstream components
  • Bug corrections
  • Performance boost
  • Improved Anonymous mode
  • Predisposition to ARM architecture (armhf Debian packages)
  • Predisposition to BackBox Cloud platform
  • New and updated hacking tools: beef-project, crunch, fang, galleta, jd-gui, metasploit-framework, pasco, pyew, rifiuti2, setoolkit, theharvester, tor, torsocks, volatility, weevely, whatweb, wpscan, xmount, yara, zaproxy
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