OK, none of the following Pentesting distributions were in the top 100 list over atDistro Watchbut we don’t care – we are talking about penetration testing tools – or specifically the creation of distro’s that have all the necessary open source tools that help ethical hackers and penetration testers do their job. Like everything else when it comes to choices, every pentesting distro has its own pros, cons and specialty. Some distro for example are better at web application vulnerability discovery, forensics, WiFi cracking, reverse engineering, malware analysis, social engineering etc.

1. Kali Linux
Kali Linux is aDebian-derivedLinux distributiondesigned fordigital forensicsandpenetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. It was developed by Mati Aharoni and Devon Kearns of Offensive Security through the rewrite ofBackTrack, their previous forensics Linux distribution.
Kali Linux is preinstalled with numerous penetration-testing…

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