BackBox, also known as BackBox Linux, is a variant of the Linux operating system that is based on Ubuntu. It comes bundled with many tools for performing network penetration testing, security testing, and ethical hacking. It can be used to sniff packets on a network, reverse engineer compiled programs, and other tasks that might be required of a security expert.
BackBox was developed in Italy by a single individual, Raffaele Forte, and first released in 2010. Since then, it has developed a devoted community of users; its official website is located at

Today, BackBox team released BackBox version 4.7.

What’s new?

  • Updated Linux Kernel 4.4
  • Updated hacking tools: beef, metasploit, openvas, setoolkit, sqlmap, wpscan, etc.

How to update to version 4.7:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install -f

sudo apt-get install –install-recommends linux-generic-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-core-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-xenial libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-xenial

sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-dev ruby2.1 ruby2.1-dev ruby2.2-dev ruby2.2 –reinstall
sudo apt-get purge ri1.9.1 ruby1.9.1 bundler libruby2.0 ruby2.0 ruby2.0-dev libruby1.9.1 ruby-full
sudo gem cleanup
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/1.*
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/2.0.*
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 –reinstall
sudo apt-get autoremove –purge
sudo apt-get install openvas sqlite3
sudo openvas-launch sync
sudo openvas-launch start
sudo update-rc.d apache2 disable
sudo update-rc.d polipo disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-gsa disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-manager disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-scanner disable

sudo apt-get autoremove –purge

You can download BackBox image for fresh install.

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