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BackBox Linux 4.4 released!

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 09:17

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.4!

In this release we have some special new features included to keep BackBox up to date with last developments in security world. Tools such as OpenVAS and Automotive Analysis will make a big difference. BackBox 4.4 comes also with Kernel 3.19.

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

What's new

  • Preinstalled Linux Kernel 3.19
  • New Ubuntu 14.04.3 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
  • Automotive Analysis category
  • Predisposition to ARM architecture (armhf Debian packages)
  • Predisposition to BackBox Cloud platform
  • New and updated hacking tools: apktool, armitage, beef-project, can-utils, dex2jar, fimap, jd-gui,¬†metasploit-framework, openvas, setoolkit, sqlmap, tor, weevely, wpscan, zaproxy, etc.

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√ó600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port (2 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 linux-image-generic-lts-vivid linux-headers-generic-lts-vivid linux-signed-image-generic-lts-vivid
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 backbox-menu backbox-tools --reinstall
sudo apt-get install beef-project metasploit-framework whatweb wpscan setoolkit --reinstallsudo apt-get autoremove --purge
sudo apt-get install openvas sqlite3
sudo openvas-launch sync
sudo openvas-launch start