It is a simple command line utility.
The traditional green on black terminal comes with a modern twist.
PentestBox runs directly on host machines instead of relying on virtual machines, bringing obvious upgrades in performance.
All the dependencies required by tools are inside PentestBox, so you can even run PentestBox on freshly installed windows without any hassle.
PentestBox is entirely portable, so now you can carry your own Penetration Testing Environment on a USB stick. It will take care of all dependencies and configuration required to run tools.
PentestBox contains nearly all linux utilities like bash, cat, chmod, curl, git, gzip, ls, mv, ps, ssh, sh, uname and others. It even contains your favourite text editor "vim". For complete list, please look at tools.pentestbox.org/#linux-utilities.
Windows already has a large support of drivers for graphics cards and wireless systems, so now you wont have to worry about driver compatibility issues. For example- now you could use your GPU power to crack hashes using project RainbowCrack, which is not compatible on an environment like Linux.
In the making of PentestBox we have included only the best tools , but in that process we might have missed some tools which you might want to use. In that case you can easily install those tools using toolsmanager present inside PentestBox, it can install/update/Uninstall tools which are not already there in PentestBox.
PentestBox runs on the host machine without any need for a virtual machine. So it only need's 20 MB for launching compared to atleast 2GB of RAM need for running virtual machine distributions.
It is very light on the Disk as well, it requires less than a third of what linux pentesting distro does.
PentestBox contains a version of Mozilla Firefox Browser with nearly all its security addons. To know the complete list of addons, please click here.
It contains an update feature through which you can keep your tools updated. To know more about update feature, please click here.
Consider an environment where you wanted to use PentestBox on many computers at the office, lab, etc. Instead of installing PentestBox on each and every computer, you can just install it on one computer and share that folder as a drive to the other computers on the same network. To find out more about this feature, click here.
Most users aren’t concerned about 32-bit support because they normally uses 64 bit systems. But this was introduced to turn low-end systems into a Pentesting Environment. Just to give an idea, i have tested PentestBox on this $200 machine, and it ran without a hitch.
There are two variants of PentestBox, one without Metasploit and other one with Metasploit.
Antiviruses and Firewalls needs to be switched off to install and operate the version with Metasploit.
Download any of the variant by clicking respective download button present on the right side.
By default installer extract to C:/PentestBox/, and for its proper functioning do not make any changes.
Now refer to tools.pentestbox.org and docs.pentestbox.org to know about the usage of tools.
If you face any problems or have any questions, please check faq.pentestbox.org or post your issue on forum.pentestbox.org. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to get updates about PentestBox .
Found this project interesting! There are many ways you can contribute, check docs.pentestbox.org/contributing
Please do not download PentestBox from any source other than link given above.
Jetzt mal die PentestBox ausprobieren. Sieht sehr vielversprechend aus. https://t.co/uEO4AHh4fx— Philipp Johann Fritz (@pjf166) May 3, 2016
I know that you will love this :)— Cuello Whatchaing (@LD_Neck) March 29, 2016
PentestBox v2.0 Demo https://t.co/sxlCGmYjLE
i <3 pentestbox— Yosef (@FesoyRenzrek) February 11, 2016
I think Pentest Box will be the replacement for my VB's.— c0mrad (@_c0mrad) January 20, 2016
Muy interesante, para probar....https://t.co/eGaoy1MwOx— Gustavo Speranza (@gjs_sj) December 27, 2015
I found it. PentestBox— Bill Sempf (@sempf) July 29, 2015
Check out this Awesome Project::— The Hacker News (@TheHackersNews) June 20, 2015
PentestBox: A Portable Penetration Testing for Windows. https://t.co/h7GD1E7wJv
There are many ways you can contribute to this project, some of them are listed below:-
Know more about contributing at docs.pentestbox.org/contributing.html
I highly appreciate time and efforts our contributors have put up to make PentestBox more awesome, you can view list of our awesome contributors.
A project of this magnitude requires a gigantic investment in both time and money and I have built this project on my own. I do find it difficult to manage both the factors, so if you find my work worth it- please do donate or sponsor!