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 on: July 19, 2017, 10:29:58 AM 
Started by balasahu - Last post by ostendali
the installation did not succeed and that is why.

pls try to complete the installation, check the iso and make sure it is not broken etc.

if you have further problems then pls provide a little more details

 on: July 19, 2017, 10:27:03 AM 
Started by TimApple - Last post by ostendali

New here, but it seems there is a not a lot of traffic here at the forums and IRC connection isn't doing to well either. Ever think of starting a telegram group? For more social interaction between people using backbox? Distro's become much more fun when there is more interaction in the community.

Just a thought,
Hi Tim
we do have telegram group (Backbox Community)and that is why you found irc channel with low traffic. We have it for the last 2yrs maybe but we have plans to open to public soon.

in the meantime, if you want to join the group you can search by name or provide us your so we can add you.

 on: July 16, 2017, 06:13:21 PM 
Started by balasahu - Last post by balasahu


I am getting below error at startup while starting my backbox linux operating system.

An error occured while mounting / press s to skip mounting or press M for manual mounting

I have installed the os in vmware workstation. Any help???


 on: July 15, 2017, 03:55:17 PM 
Started by TimApple - Last post by TimApple

New here, but it seems there is a not a lot of traffic here at the forums and IRC connection isn't doing to well either. Ever think of starting a telegram group? For more social interaction between people using backbox? Distro's become much more fun when there is more interaction in the community.

Just a thought,

 on: July 13, 2017, 01:39:30 PM 
Started by Repugnance - Last post by Repugnance
hi guys...
i've just installed backbox 4.7 amd64 on vmware and when i type 'apt-get update' is shows this
Ign trusty InRelease                                 
Ign trusty InRelease                                 
Hit trusty InRelease                                 
Hit trusty/main Sources                               
Hit trusty Release.gpg                               
Get:1 trusty-updates InRelease [65.9 kB]             
Hit trusty/main amd64 Packages                       
Hit trusty Release                                   
Hit trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Hit trusty/main Sources                               
Hit trusty-backports InRelease                       
Get:2 trusty-security InRelease [65.9 kB]           
Hit trusty/main amd64 Packages                       
Hit trusty/main Translation-en                       
Hit trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Hit trusty Release.gpg                               
Get:3 trusty-updates/multiverse Sources [7,769 B]   
Get:4 trusty-updates/universe Sources [184 kB]       
Get:5 trusty-updates/restricted Sources [6,331 B]   
Get:6 trusty-updates/main Sources [400 kB]           
Get:7 trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages [995 kB]   
Ign trusty/main Translation-en_US                     
Ign trusty/main Translation-en                       
Get:8 trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [17.1 kB]
Get:9 trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages [417 kB]
Get:10 trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [14.3 kB]
Get:11 trusty-updates/main i386 Packages [948 kB]   
Get:12 trusty-updates/restricted i386 Packages [16.9 kB]
Get:13 trusty-updates/universe i386 Packages [419 kB]
Get:14 trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [14.7 kB]
Hit trusty-updates/main Translation-en               
Hit trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en         
Hit trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en         
Hit trusty-updates/universe Translation-en           
Hit trusty-backports/main Sources                   
Hit trusty-backports/restricted Sources             
Hit trusty-backports/universe Sources               
Hit trusty-backports/multiverse Sources             
Hit trusty-backports/main amd64 Packages             
Hit trusty-backports/restricted amd64 Packages       
Hit trusty-backports/universe amd64 Packages     
Hit trusty-backports/multiverse amd64 Packages       
Hit trusty-backports/main i386 Packages             
Hit trusty-backports/restricted i386 Packages       
Hit trusty-backports/universe i386 Packages     
Hit trusty-backports/multiverse i386 Packages       
Hit trusty-backports/main Translation-en             
Hit trusty-backports/multiverse Translation-en   
Hit trusty-backports/restricted Translation-en       
Hit trusty-backports/universe Translation-en     
Get:15 trusty-security/multiverse Sources [3,189 B] 
Get:16 trusty-security/universe Sources [59.3 kB]   
Get:17 trusty-security/restricted Sources [4,955 B] 
Get:18 trusty-security/main Sources [133 kB]         
Get:19 trusty-security/main amd64 Packages [628 kB] 
Get:20 trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages [14.0 kB]
Get:21 trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages [172 kB]
Get:22 trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [4,132 B]
Get:23 trusty-security/main i386 Packages [583 kB]   
Get:24 trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages [13.7 kB]
Get:25 trusty-security/universe i386 Packages [173 kB]
Get:26 trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages [4,288 B]
Hit trusty-security/main Translation-en             
Hit trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en       
Hit trusty-security/restricted Translation-en       
Hit trusty-security/universe Translation-en         
Hit trusty Release                                   
Hit trusty/multiverse Sources                       
Hit trusty/universe Sources                         
Hit trusty/restricted Sources                       
Hit trusty/main Sources                             
Hit trusty/main amd64 Packages                       
Hit trusty/restricted amd64 Packages                 
Hit trusty/universe amd64 Packages                   
Hit trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages                 
Hit trusty/main i386 Packages                       
Hit trusty/restricted i386 Packages                 
Hit trusty/universe i386 Packages                   
Hit trusty/multiverse i386 Packages                 
Hit trusty/main Translation-en                       
Hit trusty/multiverse Translation-en                 
Hit trusty/restricted Translation-en                 
Hit trusty/universe Translation-en                   
Ign trusty InRelease                                 
Ign trusty Release.gpg                               
Ign trusty/main Translation-en_US                   
Ign trusty/multiverse Translation-en_US             
Ign trusty/restricted Translation-en_US             
Ign trusty/universe Translation-en_US               
Ign trusty Release                                   
Ign trusty/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Err trusty/main i386 Packages
  403  Forbidden
Ign trusty/main Translation-en_US
Ign trusty/main Translation-en
Err trusty/main amd64 Packages
  403  Forbidden
Fetched 5,366 kB in 2min 14s (39.9 kB/s)             
W: Failed to fetch  403  Forbidden

W: Failed to fetch  403  Forbidden

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
what is its problem?! i will appreciate if anyone help me Smiley

 on: July 11, 2017, 09:01:19 PM 
Started by Mokatsu - Last post by Mokatsu
Recently I spun up a VM of Backbox, I have is set in a VNET that needs to go through a firewall, the fireall VM shared the Hosts IP.

Sometimes i see traffic from my host to a particular IP over SSL. I am not sure what that traffic is. It usually only happens when my Backbox VM is up and running.

Does Backbox by default connects to the Tor network?

 on: July 11, 2017, 12:22:34 PM 
Started by iatkos - Last post by ostendali
hi, the next release will be major release, therefore v5, which is pretty much due and we will announce soon about the release schedule.

 on: July 09, 2017, 08:34:43 PM 
Started by chagla - Last post by chagla
found a solution here :

obtain SU,

cd /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d

Then run
sh -c 'printf "[SeatDefaults]\nallow-guest=false\n" > /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-no-guest.conf'

it will create a new file in the directory.

restart your box and guest session will disappear.

 on: July 09, 2017, 06:38:13 AM 
Started by mazen160 - Last post by mazen160
Hi ostendali,

Thank you for your response, and having time for looking into the tool!

I wasn’t aware of the mentioned requirements.

For the similiraties with dirsearch. It’s true there is some sort of similarities, but the purpose of the tool and scans that bfac do is totally different.

Bfac tests for backup file artifacts, while dirsearch is a typical directory brute-forcer.

Bfac makes the following:
If the url for example is

It checks for backup artifacts for import-data on many ways.

Such as:

This can not be done in Dirsearch. Dirsearch performs directory brute-force on based on a predefined wordlist. It does not go and checks for artifacts that are not found in wordlists.

Typical large wordlists *may* contain a predefined input for common files like index.php and wp-config.php, but it does not have anything more. 

The only similarity in term of functionality between dirsearch and bfac is that bfac holds a predefined non-dynamic words/checks for DVCS repos, this is a small addition to the tool, but the main concept is checking for artifacts.

Furthermore, let’s say I added a typical directory brute-forcing feature in the future in addition to the dynamic backup-file artifacts testing. Bfac would have a cool addition that most if not all directory brute-forcers have, including dirsearch and dirbuster, which is detection techniques.

BFAC uses multiple detection techniques instead of only checking the HTTP status code in order to avoid false-positives, and to increase accuracy.

After all, I truly respect and appreciate BackBox team regarding the decision of adding bfac to the default installation, but I hope If you can have another review at the tool based on the input.

Mazin Ahmed

 on: July 08, 2017, 05:13:31 PM 
Started by chagla - Last post by chagla
I really need to disable guest session completely. One must authenticate before logging in to the system. I have USB drives plugged in and guests will be able to read files from that. NOT good.

Please help.

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