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Looking for best Linux to learn hacking?

Whether you want to pursue a career in Information Security or you are already working as a security professional or if you are just interested in this specific field of knowledge, a decent Linux distro that suits your purpose is a must.

There are countless Linux distros for various purposes. Some are designed for specific tasks in mind and others are for different interfaces.

We have seen weird Ubuntu distributions in an older article. But, today we are going to have a look at a list of some of the best Linux distro to learn hacking and Penetration Testing.

Before we see the best Linux distros for hackers, I would recommend you to check for online hacking courses at our ITSFOSS shop.

Best Linux hacking distros in 2016

I have basically listed out various Linux distributions focusing on security. These Linux distros provide various tools that are needed for assessing networking security and other similar tasks. List is in no particular order.

Kali Linux

Kali Linux is the most widely known Linux distro for ethical hacking and penetration testing. Kali Linux was developed by Offensive Security taking on the mantle of BackTrack.