The Top 8 Hacker Centric Operating Systems

 It's the era of ethical hacking as we speak. The fact that there are so many useful tools and resources available at your beck and call make hacking a sheer delight, and sometimes even a walk in the park. We have compiled here a list of 8 cool hacker centric operating systems you must give a try!

Hacker Centric Operating Systems


Bugtraq is a distribution based on GNU/Linux aimed at digital forensics, penetration testing, Malware Laboratories, and GSM Forensics. This distribution has a huge range of penetration, forensic and laboratory tools. Bugtraq is available with XFCE, Gnome and KDE based on Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSuse. 

2.Parrot-sec Forensic OS

Parrot Security OS is an advanced operating system developed by Frozenbox Network and designed to perform security and penetration tests, do forensic analisys or act in anonimity. 


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 minimal yet complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing.


GnackTrack is an open and free project to merge penetration testing tools and the linux Gnome desktop. It is a Live (and installable) Linux distribution designed for Penetration Testing and is based on Ubuntu.


DEFT is a Live CD built on top of Xubuntu with tools for computer forensics and incident response. It's a very light and fast live system created for the Computer Forensics specialists.

6.NodeZero Linux

NodeZero Linux is reliable, stable, and powerful. Based on the industry leading Ubuntu linux distribution, NodeZero Linux takes all the stability and reliability that comes with Ubuntu’s Long Term Support model, and its power comes from the tools configured to live comfortably within the environment.


Pentoo is a security-focused livecd based on Gentoo. It's basically a gentoo install with lots of customised tools, customised kernel, and much more.

8.Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is preinstalled with numerous penetration-testing programs, including nmap, Wireshark, John the Ripper and Aircrack-ng. 

Source efytimes

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