Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. Mati Aharoni, Devon Kearns and Raphaël Hertzog are the core developers.
BackBox is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution penetration test and security assessment oriented providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit. BackBox desktop environment includes a complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing.
Arch Linux is a Linux distribution for computers based on IA-32 and x86-64 architectures. It is composed predominantly of free and open-source software, and supports community involvement.
Samurai Web Security framework
Samurai Web Testing Framework, often shortened to Samurai WTF, is a GNU/Linux distribution with GNOME as its default user interface. It focuses on web application penetration testing and is derived from Ubuntu, which itself is based on Debian.
Parrot-sec Forensic OS
Parrot Security OS (or ParrotSec) is a GNU/LINUX distribution based on Debian. It was built in order to perform penetration tests (computer security), Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation, Computer Forensics and Anonymous Surfing. It has been developed by Frozenbox’s Team.
Bugtraq is a distribution based on GNU/Linux aimed at digital forensics, penetration testing, Malware Laboratories, and GSM Forensics use http://www.bugtraq-team.com/. The current version is Bugtraq-II BlackWidow., based on Ubuntu 12.04 (precise), Debian 7 (Wheezy) and OpenSuse.
Penetration testing and security auditing requires specialist tools.The natural path leads us to collecting them all in one handy place. However how that collection is implemented can be critical to how you deploy effective and robust testing.
It is said the necessity is the mother of all invention, and NodeZero Linux is no different. Our team is built of testers and developers, who have come to the census that live systems do not offer what they need in their security audits. Penetration Testing distributions tend to have historically utilized the “Live” system concept of linux, which really means that they try not to make any permanent effects to a system. Ergo all changes are gone after reboot, and run from media such as discs and USB’s drives. However all that this maybe very handy for occasional testing, its usefulness can be depleted when your testing regularly. Its our believe that “Live System’s” just don’t scale well in a robust testing environment.
DEFT Linux v5 is based on the new Kernel 2.6.31 (Linux side) and the DEFT Extra 2.0 (Computer Forensic GUI) with the best freeware Windows Computer Forensic tools. DEFT it’s a new concept of Computer Forensic live system that use LXDE as desktop environment and thunar file manager and mount manager as tool for device management.
Pentoo is a Live CD and Live USB designed for penetration testing and security assessment. Based on Gentoo Linux, Pentoo is provided both as 32 and 64 bit installable livecd. Pentoo is also available as an overlay for an existing Gentoo installation. It features packet injection patched wifi drivers, GPGPU cracking software, and lots of tools for penetration testing and security assessment. The Pentoo kernel includes grsecurity and PAX hardening and extra patches – with binaries compiled from a hardened toolchain with the latest nightly versions of some tools available.
CYBORG HAWK LINUX is a Ubuntu (Linux) based Penetration Testing Distro created by the team of Ztrela Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Developed and designed for ethical hackers and cyber security experts who are also known as Penetration testers . Cyborg Hawk Penetration Testing Distro can be used for network security and assessment and also for digital forensics . It has various tools also fit for the Mobile Security and Wireless testing.