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Best operating systems for hackers

Here we have provided with a list of top 10 operating systems for hackers based on Linux kernel and tools supported for it:

1- Kali Linux:

Kali Linux is the best preferred operating systems by hackers and all testers as it has most of the advanced penetration testing tool and another kind of tools which comes with OS itself. Kali Linux comes with more than 300 different tools which are all open sources. You can download the OS in here.


Backbox is a distribution of Linux based on Ubuntu.  BackBox occupies very less hard disk space as it is a lightweight OS. It has a powerful Launchpad repository core which is being constantly updated to the last stable version of the most known ethical hacking tools.

Also Read: Why hackers prefer Linux?


Deft is has a collection of computer forensic programs and documents which is customization of ubuntu created by thousands of individuals or teams.
You can download it from here.

4-Samurai Web Security Framework:

The Samurai Web Testing Framework gives most tools pen-testing and attacking website to find the vulnerabilities. It has live functions to perform the testing with ease.
You can simply click here to download.

5-Network Security Toolkit:

Network Security Toolkit (NST) is based on Fedora core and is bootable live CD. The main objective was to provide with a set of comprehensive open source tools. NST is mostly concerned to do the sophisticated ethical methods on x86 systems.
You can download NST from here.

Also Read: “Shodan” is becoming the Scariest Search Engine on Internet by hackers

6-Parrot Security OS:

Parrot Security is Debian based operating system which is combined with Frozenbox OS and Kali Linux in order to give the pleasure of both the penetration and security testing. It gets its latest update for all its tools from the kali repositories and it also provided with its own repository. You can download it here


GnackTrack merges the power  of Linux Gnome desktop and penetration testing tools. It is based on Ubuntu distribution.
You can Download it from here.


Blackbuntu is specially designed to do penetration testing with GNOME desktop environment. It is an Ubuntu based one with some features from backtrack.
You can Download it from here.

Also Read: Best Android apps to hack Wifi

If we have missed some of your favorites please let us know in comments below.


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