Xiaopan OS0.4.7.2 / 0.5 Beta 2

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.0/5 8
An easy to use penetration testing Linux distribution for wireless security enthusiasts

editor's review





Xiaopan OS is an open source and completely free Linux-based operating system created especially for wireless security enthusiasts who want to test their Wi-Fi networks against malevolent users. At its root, the distribution is based on the popular Tiny Core Linux operating system.

Distributed as minimal, dual-arch Live CDs

This is a minimalistic distribution of Linux that provides users with a single, dual-arch Live CD ISO image of approximately 70MB in size, designed to run on either 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms.

Xiaopan OS can run in Parallels Desktop, VMware and VirtualBox virtualization software. It is compatible with Yumi Boot and LiLi USB Creator, and runs directly from the bootable medium (CD media or USB stick).

Boot options

The boot prompt of the ISO image is very informative and has been designed from the ground up to allow the user to start the live environment with default boot options and drivers or with virtualization support.

In addition, the user can use this Live USB or Live CD to boot an existing operating system that is installed on the first disk drive, as well as to reboot the machine.

Super fast graphical desktop environment à la Tiny Core

The desktop environment is very basic, comprised of a dock (application launcher) located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where the user can launch applications, access system functions or interact with running programs.

Includes various useful hacking utilities

Among some of the included hacking utilities, we can mention Minidwep, Inflator, Aircrack, Reaver, Wifite, and Feeding Bottle. It is also important to mention here that the distro supports numerous wireless cards, such as RTL8187L, RT3070, AR9271, and others.

Bottom line

Being designed to be simple and minimal, the Xiaopan OS distro can be used by new and advanced users alike to test their Wi-Fi networks in style. It includes a number of advanced hacking utilities that can penetrate WPA, WPA2, WPS and WEP wireless networks.

Xiaopan OS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 19th, 2014
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