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05 September 2011, 11:03

BackBox Linux 2 penetration testing distribution released

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The BackBox development team has released version 2.0 of its penetration testing distribution. According to the developers, the latest release has a new look and feel, as well as a significant performance boost over previous versions.

Based on Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", BackBox 2 includes the 2.6.38 Linux kernel and version 4.8.0 of the Xfce desktop environment. The release adds three new security audit sections: Vulnerability Assessment, Forensic Analysis and VoIP Analysis.

Other changes include new and updated hacking tools, an improved system menu and various bug fixes. Firefox 6.0.1, Thunderbird 3.1.13, version 2.7.11 of the Pidgin IM client, AbiWord and version 2.13 of the Transmission BitTorrent client are among the included packages.

More details about the release, including system requirements, can be found in the official release announcement. BackBox 2 is available to download for 32- and 64-bit systems from the project's mirrors.

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