WHYDAH Linux Distribution

WHYDAH is a fast, lightweight and easy slax based linux live distribution focused on wireless security testing, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, wireless, SCSI and USB device. WHYDAH provides users with easy access to a comprehensive and large collection of security-related tools. Support for live USB functionality allows users to boot directly from portable media without requiring installation, though permanent installation to hard disk is also an option. With WHYDAH you can easily grasp the concepts and understand the techniques to perform wireless attacks in your own lab. Get started with wireless testing, security and hacking with basic wireless concepts.

WHYDAH has participated in development of so called sqlzma patches; the code implements 7-zip compression (LZMA) into squashfs filesystem. Moreover, squashfs evolved by the time and it now supports bigger block sizes than before. The combination of these two enhancements makes WHYDAH one of the best-compressed operating systems in the history.

All WHYDAH modules are much smaller than any other compressed packages available nowadays for all other Linux distributions, while the speed of decompression remains usually faster than reading the full data from disk.