Best Operating System For Penetration Testing / Hacking!

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  1. Wrove

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    Best Operating System For Penetration Testing / Hacking
    1. Kali Linux

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    Kali is a complete re-build of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards. All-new infrastructure has been put in place, all tools were reviewed and packaged, and we use Git for our VCS.
    • More than 300 penetration testing tools: After reviewing every tool that was included in BackTrack, we eliminated a great number of tools that either did not work or had other tools available that provided similar functionality.
    • Free and always will be: Kali Linux, like its predecessor, is completely free and always will be. You will never, ever have to pay for Kali Linux.
    • Open source Git tree: We are huge proponents of open source software and our development tree is available for all to see and all sources are available for those who wish to tweak and rebuild packages.
    • FHS compliant: Kali has been developed to adhere to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, allowing all Linux users to easily locate binaries, support files, libraries, etc.
    • Vast wireless device support: We have built Kali Linux to support as many wireless devices as we possibly can, allowing it to run properly on a wide variety of hardware and making it compatible with numerous USB and other wireless devices.
    • Custom kernel patched for injection:As penetration testers, the development team often needs to dowireless assessments so our kernel has the latest injection patches included.
    • Secure development environment:The Kali Linux team is made up of a small group of trusted individuals who can only commit packages and interact with the repositories while using multiple secure protocols.
    • GPG signed packages and repos: All Kali packages are signed by each individual developer when they are built and committed and the repositories subsequently sign the packages as well.
    • Multi-language: Although pentesting tools tend to be written in English, we have ensured that Kali has true multilingual support, allowing more users to operate in their native language and locate the tools they need for the job.
    • Completely customizable: We completely understand that not everyone will agree with our design decisions so we have made it as easy as possible for our more adventurous users to customize Kali Linux to their liking, all the way down to the kernel.
    • ARMEL and ARMHF support: Since ARM-based systems are becoming more and more prevalent and inexpensive, we knew that Kali’s ARM support would need to be as robust as we could manage, resulting in working installations for both ARMEL and ARMHF systems. Kali Linux has ARM repositories integrated with the mainline distribution so tools for ARM will be updated in conjunction with the rest of the distribution. Kali is currently available for the following ARM devices:
      • rk3306 mk/ss808
      • Raspberry Pi
      • ODROID U2/X2
      • Samsung Chromebook
      • EfikaMX
      • Beaglebone Black
      • CuBox
      • Galaxy Note 10.1

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    2. BackTrack 5 R3
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    KDE
    BackTrack 5 R3 KDE 32-Bit (3.1GB)
    BackTrack 5 R3 KDE 64-Bit (3.1GB)
    GNOME
    BackTrack 5 R3 GNOME 32-Bit (3.1GB)
    BackTrack 5 R3 GNOME 64-Bit (3.1GB)
    3. NodeZero Linux
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    4. BackBox Linux
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    5. BlackBuntu
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    6- Samurai Web Testing Framework
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    7. Knoppix STD
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    8. Pentoo
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    9. WEAKERTH4N
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    10. Matriux
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    11. DEFT
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    12. Caine
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    13. Parrot Security OS
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    Parrot Security OS is an advanced operating system developed by Frozenbox Network and designed to perform security and penetration tests, do forensic analysis or act in anonymity.
    Anyone can use Parrot, from the Pro pentester to the newbie, because it provides the most professional tools combined in a easy to use, fast and lightweight pen-testing environment and it can be used also for an everyday use.
    It seems this distro targets Italian users specifically like few other mentioned above. Their interface looks cleaner which suggests they have an active development team working on it which can’t be said above some other distroes. If you go through their screenshots page you’ll see it’s very neat. Give it a try and report back, you never know which distro might suit you better.
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    14. BlackArch Linux
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    BlackArch Linux is a lightweight expansion to Arch Linux for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 838 tools. You can install tools individually or in groups. BlackArch is compatible with existing Arch installs.
    Please note that although BlackArch is past the beta stage, it is still a relatively new project. [As seen in BlackArch Website]
    I’ve used Arch Linux for sometime, it is very lightweight and efficient. If you’re comfortable with building your Linux installation from scratch and at the same time want all the Pentest Tools (without having to add them manually one at a time), then BlackArch is the right distro for you. Knowing Arch community, your support related issues will be resolved quickly.
    However, I must warn that Arch Linux (or BlackArch Linux in this case) is not for newbies, you will get lost at step 3 or 4 while installing. If you’re moderately comfortable with Linux and Arch in general, go for it. Their website and community looks very organized (I like that) and it is still growing.
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    BackTrack 5 is OUTDATED and no longer supported – Downloads have been discontinued .


    Please check the KALI LINUX project instead.
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    without knowing about anything on how linux works. This van be some kind of Suicidal.
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    According to me Kali linux is one of the best as it has many hacking\Penetrating tools in it which are very much updated ..... I am using kali linux currently on Vmware Workstation.
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    i like bt5
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    That's why I have given the download link of black track
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    I like it too.. ;)
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    Black track is good.. :)
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    will give a try