In other articles we have discussed Linux distributions specially designed to audit network and system security. These distributions, for example Kali Linux or Bugtraq, are very complete and have all kinds of pre-installed software to be able to start working with them from the first moment, however, they can turn out to be somewhat complex for some users and consume certain amount of resources so it doesn’t work on older systems.
Xiaopan OS is a distribution specially created to audit Wi-Fi networks from small capacity equipment easily and without additional tools that can cause confusion. This distribution works perfectly in teams Pentium 2 with 128 MB RAM, which makes it an ideal alternative to be able to use, once again, these systems with several years and for which the current software is impossible to execute.
Xiaopan OS is based on Tiny Core Linux (special distribution for old or low-performance equipment), so it occupies only 77.5 MB and it can be run in Live mode without the need to install any software on our hard drives, that is, it is copied and executed entirely from RAM. By default, this distribution for auditing wireless networks comes with a series of pre-installed tools by default so that without installing any package we can start using its functions:
- Bully: Tool to carry out brute force attacks on devices with WPS.
- FeedingBottle: Interface for Aircrack.
- Inflator: Graphical interface for Reaver.
- Wifite: Script to automatically audit Wi-Fi networks.
- Minidwep_GTK: Another interface for Aircrack and Reaver.
- Beep: Program to analyze and monitor nearby Wi-Fi networks.
We can download Xiaopan OS for free from the developers’ main website. As we can see, it is undoubtedly a small alternative for the larger distributions on audits and security such as the ones we have mentioned above that, although they do not have the number of tools available to them, it fulfills the function of being able to verify the security of our own wireless network in order to prevent other users from exploiting it and connecting to it.
What do you think of Xiaopan OS? Do you know or use other similar distributions?
Source: The replicant’s gaze