Sep 5, 2011

Backtrack 5 R1 vs Backbox 2 Linux

Recently has launched its BackBox 2 penetration testing linux distribution and has been making people believe it has the latest penetrating tools available in it. It claims to be the most flexible penetration tools available.

BackBox 2 features the following upstream components: Ubuntu 11.04, Linux Kernel 2.6.38 and Xfce 4.8.0

The things improved from Backbox 1 :
  • System upgrade
  • Performance boost
  • New look and feel
  • Improved start menu
  • Bug fixing
  • Hacking tools new or updated
  • Three new section :-
  1.  Vulnerabilty Assessment
  2. Forensic Analysis
  3. VoIP Analysis
The makers claim its most efficient , organised , versatile and most importantly Hacker Friendly.

Backtrack 5 R1 :

Whereas Backtrack's new release of R1 is the highest rated security testing tool available today most of the professional hackers use backtrack for all the penetration testing . 
It is considered to be an all in one security auditing tool and is the most widely used security testing framework by testers.
Get the live cd of backtrack on 
Backtrack 5 does have few bugs which they release patches as soon as they are found it is the most efficient as most of the tools are upto date.
Backtrack comes in 2 versions i.e. KDE and GNOME so the user can get an environment suitable to him.

Backtrack is more complex whereas Backbox is organised and simplified. Its all upto the tester what he wants to prefer to use :)
You can get the live CDs on the respective sites 

1 comment:

  1. A very disappointing / useless blog. I had hope to read this and get an actual comparison between Backtrack 5 and BackBox R2, however the author of this blog is clearly bias towards BT5.

    When discussing BackBox the author uses comments such as "it claims" and "the maker claims", without actually confirming if this is or isn't the case.

    When discussing BT5 the author simples states its the "highest rated security..." blah blah blah.

    Rather than simple down play one and state BT5 is the best, try actually doing a proper evaluation of both and pass the review onto the readers.