BackBox Linux 4.1 Keeps Security Researchers Anonymous

1 - BackBox Linux 4.1Keeps Security Researchers Anonymous
2 - Wipe Memory Clean When Exiting BackBox
3 - Researchers Can Cover Their Tracks With Anonymous Mode
4 - Easily Determine Service Status
5 - BackBox Includes a Long List of Auditing Capabilities
6 - Researchers Can ZAP Web Applications With BackBox
7 - BackBox Has BeEF
8 - Armitage Enables Researchers to Manage Attacks
9 - Tiny Honeypot Provides Fake Services
10 - Social-Engineer Toolkit Sets Up Simple Attacks
11 - WhatWeb Scanner Provides Web Server Details
12 - Linux 3.13 Kernel Powers BackBox
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BackBox Linux 4.1 Keeps Security Researchers Anonymous

by Sean Michael Kerner

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Wipe Memory Clean When Exiting BackBox

As part of BackBox Linux's features to help keep users somewhat anonymous, a RAM wiping tool will erase memory on shutdown.

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Researchers Can Cover Their Tracks With Anonymous Mode

The anonymous mode in BackBox Linux provides users with options to protect privacy, including using Tor (The Onion Router) as well as changing the hostname of the system.

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Easily Determine Service Status

The services capability in BackBox Linux makes it easy for users to start and stop various services, including SSH (Secure SHell), as well as finding out the current service status.

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BackBox Includes a Long List of Auditing Capabilities

BackBox has a very comprehensive list of auditing tools to enable researchers to conduct all manner of tasks, including vulnerability assessment, privilege escalation, forensic analysis and social engineering.

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Researchers Can ZAP Web Applications With BackBox

The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) application included in BackBox promises to be an easy-to-use penetration testing tool for Web applications.

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BackBox Has BeEF

The Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF) provides BackBox users with a tool specifically focused on penetration testing for Web browsers.

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Armitage Enables Researchers to Manage Attacks

Armitage is an attack management tool in BackBox for the Metasploit penetration testing framework.

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Tiny Honeypot Provides Fake Services

For security researchers looking to test out social engineering scenarios, the Tiny honeypot tool enables the setup of fake services.

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Social-Engineer Toolkit Sets Up Simple Attacks

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) defines itself as a one-stop shop for all of a researcher's social engineering needs and includes multiple attack vectors for penetration testers to try out.

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WhatWeb Scanner Provides Web Server Details

The WhatWeb tool enables researchers to scan a Web server environment to determine what technologies are being used.

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Linux 3.13 Kernel Powers BackBox

BackBox is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and uses the Linux 3.13 kernel.

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