Best Operating System for Pen Testing (Hacking)

1-Kali Linux   

Kali Linux is a Security Distribution of Linux specifically designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It has over 600 preinstalled penetration-testing applications (cyber-attack performs against computer vulnerability). This OS can be run on Windows as well as Mac OS.

2-Parrot OS

Parrot OS is a platform for hacking. It has an easy to use editor for software development. This platform enables you to surf the web privately and securely. Hackers can use Parrot OS to perform vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, computer forensics, and more.


BackBox is an Ubuntu based open-source Operating System that offers a penetration test and security assessment facility. This system also provides a network analysis toolkit for security in the IT environment. It contains a toolkit that is needed for ethical hacking.


BlackArch is a free Linux based platform that contains a wide range of tools for automation, mobile, networking, etc. It is an open-source Operating System that is specially created for security researchers and penetration testers. You can install it individually or in a group.


Fedora Security environment enables you to work on security auditing, forensics, and hacking. It comes with a clean and fast desktop environment. This OS contains essential networking tools like Wireshark, Medusa, Sqlninja, Yersinia, and more. Fedora Security environment makes pen-testing and security testing simple.


 Dracos Linux is an open-source OS that offers penetration testing. It is packed with a wide range of tools, like forensics, information gathering, malware analysis, and more.


Bugtraq is an OS that contains a wide range of pen-testing tools, including malware testing tools, mobile forensic tools, etc. It is easy to use services and products. This environment provides friendly service with innovations. Bugtraq helps hackers to monitor the system in real time.


CAINE is an Ubuntu-based app that offers a complete forensic environment that provides a graphical interface. This operating system can be integrated into existing software tools as a module. It automatically extracts a timeline from RAM.

9-Samurai Web Testing Framework

Samurai Web Testing Framework is a virtual machine that is supported on VMWare (cloud computing software) VirtualBox (virtualization product). This live Linux environment is configured to perform web pen-testing. It contains various tools for attacking websites.

10-Network Security Toolkit (NST)

Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a Linux-based Live USB/DVD flash drive. It offers free and open-source network and computer security tools that can be used for hacking. This distribution is used by hackers to perform routine security and network traffic monitoring task.

11-DEFT Linux or Digital Evidence & Forensics Toolkit Linux OS

DEFT Linux or Digital Evidence & Forensics Toolkit Linux OS designed for hacking and computer forensic. This platform can be used on a live system without corrupting devices. It contains tools for incident response and computer forensic. These tools can be used by IT auditors, hackers, investigators, etc.


DemonLinux is a Linux distribution that is used for hacking. It has a lightweight desktop environment. This platform comes with a dark theme and a user-friendly user interface. DemonLinux helps you to search or open anything by pressing just one key.


ArchStrike is an OS that can be used for security professionals and researchers. It follows Arch Linux OS standards to maintain packages properly. This environment can be used for pen testing and security layer. You can easily install or remove it without any problem.

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