Saturday, 6 June 2020
Backbox InfoSec Pentesting Tools

BackBox Linux 4.2 Released

The BackBox Developement Team  announced the updated release of BackBox Linux  version 4.2.
What’s new on Backbox 4.2

  • Preinstalled Linux Kernel 3.16
  • New Ubuntu 14.04.2 base
  • Ruby 2.1
  • Installer with LVM and Full Disk Encryption options
  • Handy Thunar custom actions
  • RAM wipe at shutdown/reboot
  • System improvements
  • Upstream components
  • Bug corrections
  • Performance boost
  • Improved Anonymous mode
  • Predisposition to ARM architecture (armhf Debian packages)
  • Predisposition to BackBox Cloud platform
  • New and updated hacking tools: beef-project, crunch, fang, galleta, jd-gui, metasploit-framework, pasco, pyew, rifiuti2, setoolkit, theharvester, tor, torsocks, volatility, weevely, whatweb, wpscan, xmount, yara, zaproxy

Backbo 4.2 System requirements:

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 6 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port (2 GB)

Upgrade instructions
1. To upgrade from a previous version (BackBox 4.1) follow these instructions:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-lts-utopic linux-headers-generic-lts-utopic linux-signed-image-generic-lts-utopic
sudo apt-get purge ri1.9.1 ruby1.9.1 ruby1.9.3 bundler
sudo gem cleanup
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/1.*
sudo apt-get install backbox-default-settings backbox-desktop --reinstall
sudo apt-get install backbox-tools --reinstall
sudo apt-get install beef-project metasploit-framework whatweb wpscan --reinstall
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge

 
The ISO images can be downloaded here and available for (32bit & 64bit).
http://www.backbox.org/downloads

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