Operating System For Hackers
Operating System For Hackers
When we say operating system or OS if abbreviated, it is a system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs which was first developed in the 1950s.
Below is the list of the top 10 favourite operating system of hackers.
1. Kali Linux
It is a Debian-derived Linux distribution that is designed for digital forensics and penetration testing that is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. Mati Aharoni, Devon Kearns and Raphaël Hertzog are the core developers. It was initially released on March 13, 2013. Moreover, security tools wise, this operating system is equipped with 600+ preinstalled pen testing tools like Aircrack-ng, Metasploit, THC Hydra and many more. BackTrack, a predecessor, contained a forensic mode which was carried over to Kali via live boot. Thus making it easy to apply Kali to a forensic job.
2. Network Security Toolkit
Initially released on June 22, 2005, this is a discontinued Live CD and Live USB designed for penetration testing and security assessment developed by Michael Zanetta, Rick Farina ,Anton Bolshakov, Stefan Kuhn and Jens Pranaitis. It was based on Gentoo Linux that provides both 32 and 64 bit installable live CD. In addition, it is also available as an overlay for an existing Gentoo installation. It features:
packet injection patched wifi drivers,
GPGPU cracking software, and
lots of tools for penetration testing and security assessment.
4. Knoppix STD
Developed by Klaus Knopper it is an operating system based on Debian which is designed to be run directly from a CD, DVD or a USB flash drive. It is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drivea and the decompression is transparent and on-the-fly. It was initially released on September 30, 2000 and the latest was released on September 27, 2017.
5. DEFT Linux
Digital Evidence & Forensics Toolkit is a distribution made for Computer Forensics which is based on GNU Linux with the purpose of running live on systems without tampering or corrupting devices connected to the PC where the boot process takes place. It can run via DVDROM or USB pendrive, installed or run as a Virtual Appliance on VMware or Virtualbox. It employs LXDE as desktop environment and WINE for executing Windows tools under Linux.
With the latest release on July 21, 2017, it is an open source penetration test and security assessment oriented Ubuntu in which its desktop environment includes a complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing.
7. Parrot Security OS
Developed by Lorenzo Faletra, Lisetta Ferrero, Francesco Bonanno and Frozenbox network it is also known as ParrotSec. It is a Linux distribution based on Debian initially released on April 10, 2013 with a focus on computer security. ParrotSec is designed for penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, computer forensics and anonymous web browsing with the latest release last January 2018.
8. Samurai Web Testing Framework
This is a live linux environment that has been pre-configured to function as a web pen-testing environment that contains the best open source and free tools that focus on testing and attacking websites.
9. Bugtraq II
It is an open source Linux Distribution based in Ubuntu and Debian with PAE kernel 3.2 and 3.4 which js. not like others distributions becuse it is stable and fast, you can easily monitor all system services and hacking tools adapting them to your needs. Suits for beginners in ethical hacking computer security, and for experts in this field.
It is an Ubuntu based linux designed as a complete system which can also be used for penetration testing. This uses Ubuntu repositories so your system will be always up to date.