Many vendors provide downloadable virtual machines to use as practice targets or as attack hosts. Below are a collection of systems you can download and run on your primary system.
- Metasploitable 2
- Metasploitable 3
- Parrot OS
- OWASP Web Testing Environment
- FLARE VM
Hypervisors[edit | edit source]
In addition to the above-listed downloadable virtual machines (VMs), you will need some type of VM management tool. For more information on what a hypervisor is, please see this article from phoenixNAP. Below are the currently available hypervisors for managing your VMs.