Last Updated on: 10th November 2023, 04:58 pm
Web site: iwhax.net (not active)
Category: Security, Pentest
Desktop environment: KDE, Fluxbox
Based on: Slax
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | July 17, 2005
WHAX (previously: Whoppix) – a specialist Linux distribution created for pentesting/penetration-testing. It is basd on SLAX, which is based on Slackware Linux.
It includes several exploit archives, such as Securityfocus, Packetstorm, SecurityForest and Milw0rm, as well as a wide variety of updated security tools. The new custom kernel also allows for better WIFI support.
Starting with version 3.0, Whoppix was renamed to WHAX and its base changed from KNOPPIX to the more modular SLAX live CD.
Back|Track was created as a result of the merger of Whax and Auditor distributions.