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BackBox Linux 4 Artwork Contest

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:12

The BackBox Linux 4 Artwork Contest is started!

Your mission is to create a Wallpaper for BackBox Linux 4, the chosen wallpaper will be the default one that appears on BackBox desktop!


  • Must be at least 1920px wide in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio and .jpg or .png format.
  • The theme is free but we prefer colors like blue, black and gray.
  • Using the BackBox logo is allowed, you can download it from the following link.

By submitting, you grant BackBox the right to reproduce your artwork with reasonable attribution in any way we see fit without compensation. We reserve the right not to choose a winner.

Any technique or medium may be used, as long as the final submission is in specified digital format.  If you use stock photos, art, etc., make sure it is either public domain or that you own the rights to it.

Submit entries to info [at] backbox .org

Please include your real name or desired nickname if any and a title and description of your piece.

BackBox Server Amazon EC2 AMI

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:18

BackBox Linux proudly announce that we are about to release our Amazon AMI server. We already have a generated AMI for BackBox Server version and it is available on EC2 AMI store.

The generated AMI is not to be considererd as the definitive version as it is the very first step towards the Cloud Environment. Because of that we can consider it as a test AMI but fully functional.

To find and test our first AMI you will need the AMI name or ID which is:

Name -> backbox ID -> ami-06d6ea43

Soon we will have the full and stable versions of BackBox for both Desktop and Server environments which will be available in AWS AMI store (either 32 and 64 bit).

Penetration Testing with BackBox

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:08

BackBox Team is proud to announce the publication of the first book titled "Penetration Testing with BackBox". We had many requests from the users and members all around the community about a BackBox based book. Finally, we are deligthed to introduce the long awaited publication!

The book contains enough information to get familiar with BackBox and all its functionalities and it is based entirely on live, practical examples that everybody will enjoy reading chapter by chapter.


  • Experience the real world of penetration testing with Backbox Linux using live, practical examples
  • Gain an insight into auditing and penetration testing processes by reading though live sessions
  • Learn how to carry out your own testing using the latest techniques and methodologies

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Starting Out with BackBox Linux
  • Chapter 2: Information Gathering
  • Chapter 3: Vulnerability Assessment and Management
  • Chapter 4: Exploitations
  • Chapter 5: Eavesdropping and Privilege Escalation
  • Chapter 6: Maintaining Access
  • Chapter 7: Penetration Testing Methodologies with BackBox
  • Chapter 8: Documentation and Reporting

The book was published by Packt Publishing and the details can be found here

BackBox Linux 3.13 released!

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 20:05

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 3.13.

This release include features such as Linux Kernel 3.13, EFI mode, Anonymous mode and armhf Debian packages.

The ISO images (32bit & 64bit) can be downloaded from the following location:

What's new

  • Preinstalled Linux Kernel 3.11
  • System improvements
  • Upstream components
  • Bug corrections
  • Performance boost
  • Improved Update menu
  • Improved Forensic menu
  • Predisposition to ARM architecture (armhf Debian packages)
  • Predisposition to BackBox Cloud platform
  • New and updated hacking tools

System requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 4.5 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port (1.7 GB)

Upgrade instructions

To upgrade from a previous version (BackBox v.3.09) follow these instructions:

sudo -s
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install -f
apt-get install linux-generic-lts-saucy
apt-get install backbox-desktop backbox-minimal --reinstall