Last Updated on: 1st June 2023, 06:55 pm
Web site: www.russix.com (not active)
Desktop environment: KDE
Based on: Slax
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 26feb08 | February 26, 2008
Russix – a live CD Linux distribution for wireless penetration testing & WEP cracking. It’s Slax based distro, which is based on the Slackware Linux, and uses the KDE desktop environment.
Russix evolved from an internal UK Military Wireless auditing tool (Debian based) which russ had developed while working for them as a penetration tester.
It scripts together several WLAN attacks and will allow the user to break a WEP key in about 6 keystrokes! It will not be modified by us to make it into a phishing tool as that would be evil.
It comprises a number of tools including aircrack-ng, cowpatty, asleap, nmap, wireshark, hydra, as well as scripted attacks to aid cracking WEP and WPA networks. Currently, it only supports Atheros based chipsets and those of you lucky enough to own 2 atheros cards will be able to use the scripted Evil Twin attack.
The latest version of Russix was released in February 2008, and was based on Slax 5.1.8.