There are plenty of vulnerable virtual machines to practice your hacking skills available on vulnhub.com, but they’re all Linux boxes. If you’d like to practice on Windows, Microsoft has made available for download Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6, up through Windows 10 with the Edge browser. These 90 day trials are are available in formats to use in Windows, Mac, and Linux running hypervisors including VirtualBox, Vagrant, Hyper-V, VPC, Parallels, and VMware.
Although Microsoft made these virtual machines available to test browser versions with your website and may not have intended to make these available for purposes including hacking, these virtual machines include vulnerable versions of Internet Explorer, as well as missing operating system updates.
Visit the Microsoft Developer Website to download the virtual machines.
First, choose your operating system: Windows, Mac, or Linux.