WeakNet Linux IV - WEAKERTHAN
WeakNet Labs has just released the latest version of its highly customized WeakNet Linux, a penetration testing Linux distribution packed with goodies for security experts and sysadmins, but not only. WeakNet Linux IV brings the first release of the custom WeakerThan Linux kernel with built-in support for packet injection and a faster boot time. It also comes with a lot of tools for testing a network’s strength to attacks and other types of security-related testing.
WeakNet Linux IV packs in a lot of punch. The OS boots lightning-fast, thanks to a great deal of optimizations on this part. It’s very lightweight, it uses Fluxbox as a window manager and most utilities have been chosen with speed in mind. Google Chrome is now the default web browser, its speed and relatively small memory footprint made it a perfect candidate for WeakNet. WeakNet Linux IV also gets a visual revamp with a new Fluxbox theme and boot splash.
Highlights of WeakNet Linux IV:
· WeakerThan Linux kernel 1.0;
· Wireless penetration testing tools: FreeRADIUS WPE edition, AIRPWN, a customized Kismet, and a lot more;
· Better wireless support, with Ath9k, Ath5k, Rt73USB and Broadcom drivers modified for packet injection;
· Boots directly into X, skips any graphical login manager;
· More ‘user-friendly’ pen testing tools;
· FTP and networking clients like VNC and Filezilla;
· Better MITM (Man-in-the-middle) support and new apps;
· Google Chrome replaces Mozilla Firefox;
· RAV hunter - a new tool that seeks and destroys rogue antivirus clients on infected Windows machines;
· SAM Hunter - a utility to reset passwords on Windows 7,Vista, XP and NT machines;
· Technician utilities - a bunch of utilities for Windows and Mac admin and security-related jobs.