Penetration Testing with Linux is the best option for every Security Researcher or Ethical Hacker. Here is the list of Top 10 Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Linux 2018.
Linux is open source it gives you the freedom to choose your own operating system. For that, a lot of developers and companies developed some special distributions for this purpose. Ex: Kali Linux, BackBox Linux, ParrotSecurity OS and so on!
Today I will share with you a list of Top 10 Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Linux 2018
1- Kali Linux:
Kali Linux is a Penetration Testing Distribution based on Debian. Developed by Offensive Security. The first release was on February 5, 2006, it’s a completion of BackTrack Linux Project. It used to use GNOME as a Desktop Environment. Nowadays Kali Linux became a Rolling release Distro. It has a lot of tools in the Kali Repositories. Download. Kali Linux Ranked number one in Top 10 Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Linux 2018.
2- Parrot Security OS:
Parrot Security Operating System is a Penetration Testing & Forensics Distro dedicated to Ethical Hackers & Cyber Security Professionals. It has a big repository that collects a lot of amazing hacking tools for newbies and experts. Developed by FrozenBox. The first release was in June 2013. It used to use MATE as a Desktop Environment it’s based on Debian like Kali Linux. Download.
3- BackBox Linux:
Backbox Linux is a penetration testing distro based on Ubuntu Linux. Developed by BackBox Team. The first release was on September 9, 2010. Backbox used to use XFCE as a Desktop Environment and Ubuntu LTS versions as a base. It contains the most professional, famous and used tools in the PenTesting field like MSF, NMAP, BurpSuite, Armitage, SQLMap and so on. Download.
4- BlackArch Linux:
Black arch Linux based Arch Linux. Lightweight Penetration Testing Distro designed for Professional & Elite Hackers who have the ability to work with Linux like a Pro. Used to use Fluxbox & OpenBox as a Desktop Environment with other DE’s. It has huge tools in the repository more than 1500+ hacking tool included in the Distro & Repo. The first release was in 2013. Download.
Pentoo a PenTesting distro based on Gentoo. Nice collection of hacking tools. The first release was in June 2005. It’s somehow an old distro. We can say it’s outdated. Download.
6- Samurai Web Testing Framework (Samurai-WTF):
Samurai WTF is a Professional Web Application Penetration Testing Framework & Distro. It contains only WebApp Pentest Tools such as Burpsuite, SQLMap… and so on. Based on Ubuntu. The first release was in 2008. Download.
7- Network Security Toolkit (NST):
Network Security Toolkit also is known as NST is a Professional Distro designed for Network Security & Network Penetration Testing Operations. Based on Fedora. It contains the most professional & used tools in Network PenTest field. The first release was in 2003. Download.
Wifislax amazing Wifi Penetration Testing Distro based on Ubuntu. It contains a lot of Wifi Cracking/Hacking/PenTesting tools. Developed by an Italian Security Team. Download.
Bugtraq professional penetration testing distro designed for Penetration Testing Operations and Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis Missions. Based on Debian, contain a lot of hacking tools. Developed by Bugtraq-Team, the first release was in 2012. Download.
10- Cyborg Hawk:
Cyborg Hawk, Ubuntu-Based Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking distribution. Contain more than 700 hacking tools. Amazing distro for hacking purpose. Developed by Cyborg Hawk Team from Australia. Download.
Source : GBHackers