Linux News Today: BackBox Linux 4.5 Security-Oriented OS Comes Preinstalled with New Hacking Tools
The developers of the BackBox Linux operating system have announced the release and immediate availability for download of the BackBox Linux 4.5 release, which promises to bring a new kernel and lots of updated packages.
According to the release notes, BackBox Linux 4.5 comes preinstalled with Linux kernel 4.2 and adds various new and special tools, such as Automotive Analysis and OpenVAS, which promise to make a big difference as far as the overall performance of the system is concerned.
“In this release we have some special new features included to keep BackBox up to date with last developments in security world. Tools such as OpenVAS and Automotive Analysis will make a big difference. BackBox 4.5 comes also with Kernel 4.2,” reads the announcement.
Among other interesting things implemented in BackBox Linux 4.5, we can mention improvements to the Anonymous mode, fixes for many of the bugs reported by users since the previous release, upstream components updates, as well as the addition of support for the BackBox Cloud platform.
Last but not least, there are several new hacking tools included in BackBox Linux 4.5, and many others have been updated to their latest versions at the moment of writing this article, among which we can mention wpscan, hashcat, knockpy, nmap, guymanager, zaproxy, binwalk, set, phishing-frenzy, sqlmap, can-utils, and apktool.
Download BackBox Linux 4.5 right now from Softpedia.