Top 8 Hacking OS used by Hackers & Pentesters

Top 8 Hacking OS used by Hackers & Pentesters 

1. Kali Linux 



Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.

2. BackBox


BackBox is more than an operating system, it is a Free Open Source Community Project with the aim of promoting the culture of security in IT environment and give its contribution to make it better and safer. All this using exclusively Free Open Source Software, demonstrating the potential and power of the Community.

3. Parrot OS


Parrot Security operating system is a Debian-based Linux distribution built by Frozenbox Network for cloud oriented penetration testing. It is a comprehensive, portable security lab that you can use for cloud pentesting, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, cryptography and privacy/anonymity.

4. Black Arch Linux


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.

5. Bugtraq 


Bugtraq is an electronic mailing list dedicated to issues about computer security. On-topic issues are new discussions about vulnerabilities, vendor security-related announcements, methods of exploitation, and how to fix them. It is a high-volume mailing list, with as many as 776 posts in a month, and almost all new vulnerabilities were discussed on the list in its early days.

6. Deft Linux 


DEFT (Digital Evidence & Forensic Toolkit) is a customized distribution of the Ubuntu live Linux CD. It is an easy-to-use system that includes excellent hardware detection and some of the best open-source applications dedicated to incident response and computer forensics.

7. Samurai Wtf 



The Future of SamuraiWTF. Samurai Web Testing Framework, if you're not familiar with it, it's a linux environment that is primarily now used for teaching web application penetration testing. It has a number of target web applications to train against, and a curated collection of attack tools.


8. Arch Assault



The ArchAssault Project is an Arch Linux based Distro for penetration testers, security professionals and all-around linux enthusiasts. There is no security in the world, only opportunity.

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