BackBox Linux 5 released!

Finally the time has come. The BackBox Team proudly announces the major release of BackBox v5. It took long due to several development processes, but we worked hard and got through it.

In this major release we made some structural changes, we removed outdated tools and added new ones.

What’s new

  • New logo and identity
  • Updated Linux Kernel 4.8
  • Updated all hacking tools

System requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1024 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 10 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port (3 GB)

The ISO images for both 32bit & 64bit can be downloaded from the official web site download section:

https://www.backbox.org/download

BackBox Linux 4.7 released!

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.7.

We thought to release a new minor version to give our users the opportunity to have a stable and up-to-date sytem till the next official major release, i.e. BackBox 5, stilll under development.

In this release we have fixed some minor bugs, updated the kernel stack, base system and tools.

The ISO images for 32bit & 64bit can be downloaded from the official web site download section:

https://www.backbox.org/download

What’s new

  • Updated Linux Kernel 4.4
  • Updated hacking tools: beef, metasploit, openvas, setoolkit, sqlmap, wpscan, etc.

System requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1024 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 10 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port (3 GB)

Upgrade instructions

To upgrade from a previous version (BackBox 4.x) follow these instructions:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install -f

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-core-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-xenial libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-xenial

sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-dev ruby2.1 ruby2.1-dev ruby2.2-dev ruby2.2 --reinstall
sudo apt-get purge ri1.9.1 ruby1.9.1 bundler libruby2.0 ruby2.0 ruby2.0-dev libruby1.9.1 ruby-full
sudo gem cleanup
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/1.*
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/2.0.*
sudo apt-get install backbox-default-settings backbox-desktop backbox-menu backbox-tools --reinstall
sudo apt-get install beef-project metasploit-framework whatweb wpscan setoolkit --reinstall
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge
sudo apt-get install openvas sqlite3
sudo openvas-launch sync
sudo openvas-launch start
sudo update-rc.d apache2 disable
sudo update-rc.d polipo disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-gsa disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-manager disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-scanner disable

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge

BackBox Linux 4.6 released!

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the last of 4 minor releases… BackBox Linux 4.6!

In this release we have fixed some minor bugs, configured ruby2.2 as default, updated base system and tools.

The ISO images for 32bit & 64bit can be downloaded from the official web site download section:

https://www.backbox.org/download

What’s new

  • Updated Linux Kernel 4.2
  • Updated Ruby 2.2
  • Updated hacking tools: beef, dirsearch, metasploit, openvas, setoolkit, volatility, wpscan, wxhexeditor, yara, etc.

System requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 10 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port (3 GB)

Upgrade instructions

To upgrade from a previous version (BackBox 4.x) follow these instructions:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install -f

# For amd64
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic-lts-wily linux-image-generic-lts-wily linux-signed-generic-lts-wily linux-signed-image-generic-lts-wily
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-wily --install-recommends

# For i386
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic-lts-wily linux-image-generic-lts-wily
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-wily --install-recommends

sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-dev ruby2.1 ruby2.1-dev ruby2.2-dev ruby2.2 --reinstall
sudo apt-get purge ri1.9.1 ruby1.9.1 bundler libruby2.0 ruby2.0 ruby2.0-dev libruby1.9.1 ruby-full
sudo gem cleanup
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/1.*
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/2.0.*
sudo apt-get install backbox-default-settings backbox-desktop backbox-menu backbox-tools --reinstall
sudo apt-get install beef-project metasploit-framework whatweb wpscan setoolkit --reinstall
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge
sudo apt-get install openvas sqlite3
sudo openvas-launch sync
sudo openvas-launch start
sudo update-rc.d apache2 disable
sudo update-rc.d polipo disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-gsa disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-manager disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-scanner disable