Wifislax is a Slackware-based live CD containing a variety of security and forensics tools. The distribution’s main claim to fame is the integration of various unofficial network drivers into the Linux kernel, thus providing out-of-the-box support for a large number of wired and wireless network cards. 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.
Make sure to select “English Menu”,when you first boot the CD as the default instructions will be shown in Spanish otherwise. Another available option is selecting the Linux desktop of your choice. WifiSlax comes with KDE, an eye candy graphical interface and XFCE for low resource systems and a command line only option for experts. You can also select your prefered Linux Kernel, if you run a high end computer with more than 4GB of RAM choosing the PAE (Physical Address Extension) kernel will improve performance. WifiSlax default root password is toor, for security it should be changed typing passwd.
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.
Includes many security-related apps
Among the included security and forensics utilities, we can mention Airssl, CookieMonster, WeapE, Yamas, several decrypters for Spain, Germany, Italy and Mexico, Dumpzilla, Grampus, WPSCrackGUI, Reaver, Inflator, Bully, Dnsenum, Evilgrade, and much more.
Start your hacking career with Wifislax
If you’re a novice hacker, we strongly suggest to start your hacking career with the Wifislax Linux operating system. It is uses the reliable and stable functionality of the Slackware OS, many powerful applications and two different desktop environments