BackBox Linux 4.1, new version of this security distro


A few hours ago there was the arrival of BackBox Linux 4.1, the new version of this Ubuntu LTS-based distro specifically designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis tasks. A distro that over time has managed to position itself as one of the most used among those that are dedicated to security, both professionally and for those who are just starting out.

BackBox Linux 4.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 and it brings kernel 3.13, EFI support and installer for LVM with disk encryption. There are a good number of own improvements such as the integration of actions in Thunar to perform different actions from the desktop file explorer XFCE -which is the one that this distro brings by default- the RAM memory wipe that is carried out on each restart or shutdown of the computer.

There are performance improvements and minor bug fixes, as in every update, and one point in particular that has received special attention is that of anonymous mode, equipped with Tor and tools that allow us to browse anonymously. Not total of course, because we already know that this does not exist as such, but with everything necessary to make it as difficult as possible to know our location and other information.

BackBox Linux 4.1 it is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, requires at least 512 MB of RAM, 6 GB of disk space and a graphics card capable of delivering a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. We can download it from your website or upgrade from version 4.0, for which we have to do the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get install backbox-default-settings backbox-desktop --reinstall
sudo apt-get install backbox-tools --reinstall
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge

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  1.   Raul said

    Thanks for the information, and download to see what's new. :)

  2.   Juan said

    How can I know the backbox version