Wednesday, December 17, 2021

Wifislax 4.10 is out, Linux distribution for Penetration Wi-Fi hardware

A Slackware-based Linux distribution that provides support for several Wi-Fi hardware

Wifislax is an open source Linux operating system based and inspired by the Slackware Linux distribution. It’s main goal is to support the latest Wi-Fi technologies. The system provides out-of-the-box support for a wide range of wireless and wired network cards. In addition, it contains a large number of security and forensics tools, which transforms it into a pentesting (penetration testing) distro.

Wifislax 4.10 changelog :

  • Much of the development has been dedicated to creating scripts “updaters / installers”, with which anyone can update parts of the system, including the kernel, or install software that will be interesting for various types, “libraries” “office” “pentest “” audit “” multimedia “… there is a little bit of everything.

Distributed as a dual-arch Live CD

It is distributed as a single Live CD ISO image that can run on both 64-bit and 32-bit CPUs. It integrates various unofficial network drivers, directly into the Linux kernel provided by the Slackware project.
Boot options

The boot menu is quite different from the ones used in other Linux distributions. For example, it includes two entries for running the live environment with a normal or PAE kernel (useful if you have more than 4GB of RAM), a hardware detection tool, a memory testing tool, and support for qwerty keyboards.

When pressing on one of the two kernel options for running the live environment, users will be presented with many other options, including Wifislax with KDE (persistent or not), Wifislax with Xfce (persistent or not), text mode, copy to RAM, safe graphics mode, and ACPI Off.
Uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment

Booting into the KDE environment, with persistent mode enabled to save your session, seams to be the best choice for the new Wifislax user. It provides a familiar user interface, with popular open source applications, such as the Mozilla Firefox web browser, ISO Master, XMMS audio player, and SMPlayer video player.

Since the system carries scripts to install / upgrade almost everything, put only the fatter modules or that do not have an install script.

I will not elaborate much, category, name and download.


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