Thursday, July 07, 2005

I like Whoppix!

I just downloaded Whoppix. It's a "boot from CD" version of linux, based on Knoppix, that includes a good suite of security penetration test tools. Most of the failiar tools are available from a menu. It has the most user friendly version of Nessus I've seen. I've just started to work with it, so I will post what I find.

I noted that Whoppix is dead! Yes, it is being replaced with a new bootable CD-based security scanner called Whax. See The new version is based on SLAX, a bootable Slackware distribution. The Whax Web site has support forums and much useful documentation.

I will have to download Whax and test it. I'll still review Whoppix, and then compare the two products.


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