BACKTRACK codename whydahR1 Build 09.2012

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.9/5 7
A remix of the world's most popular penetration testing distribution of Linux, BackTrack

editor's review




BACKTRACK codename whydah is a distribution of Linux derived from the BackTrack operating system with a focus on wireless security testing. It includes automatic hardware detection and support for a wide range of graphics cards, sound cards, wireless cards, as well as SCSI and USB devices.

Available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD image

The OS is available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD ISO image of approximately 1GB in size, which means that it supports both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms and works with either DVD discs or USB thumb drives.

A comprehensive boot prompt with powerful options

The boot prompt of the Live DVD is quite comprehensive, allowing the user to start the live system with maximum resolution, install a fresh copy of the distribution, start the live environment with huge speed, in safe graphics mode, drop to a shell prompt, start a PXE server or perform a system memory test.

The graphical desktop environment is quite minimal

BACKTRACK codename whydah uses Fluxbox as its default and only graphical desktop environment, which in fact is a very minimal window manager that provides users with a panel located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where they can interact with running programs and navigated between virtual workspaces.

Includes a wide range of security-oriented tools

BACKTRACK codename whydah provides users with easy access to a comprehensive and large collection of security-related tools, most of them borrowed from the BackTrack Linux distribution.

Bottom line

In conclusion, the BACKTRACK codename whydah operating system is here to provide users with a lightweight replacement for the world’s most popular penetration testing distribution of Linux, BackTrack. It offers support for many hardware components, it is low on resources and comes with a wide range of security-related tools.

BACKTRACK codename whydah was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 11th, 2014
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