BackBox Linux 2.01 review – turning heads in the pen testing scene

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A relative newcomer to the forensic and penetration testing live CD scene, Italian project BackBox is already turning heads as it hits version 2.01.

Pros: A fast GUI provides quick access to a range of tools, with a PPA option for existing Ubuntu users

Cons: Some tools need a bit of tweaking, while there’s little to differentiate the package from other live CDs

It’s fair to say that there’s no shortage of penetration testing and forensic analysis toolkits – often characterised as ‘hacking toolkits’ – available today. Since the launch of classics including the Auditor Security Collection, a Knoppix-based distribution that would eventually morph into the popular BackTrack, almost every mainstream distribution has gained its own spin-off forensic kit; but what makes BackBox different?

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