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Kali Linux: Heaven for Hackers?

We all have heard about the term hacking let me elaborate the term ‘hacking’ it involves stuff like penetration testing, Security auditing, Security research, Reverse engineering, etc. For doing these things at the same time we need all the necessary tools. Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution that focuses on advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It’s just a simple Operating System like Windows and Mac. Kali Linux contains several hundred tools required for Reverse engineering, Security research, Social engineering, Computer Forensics, etc. A very powerful tool ‘Metasploit’ commonly used for exploiting payloads. It can also be used to create security testing applications, exploiting modules and also for penetration testing. It contains a mixture of tools that makes Ethical hacking easy to an extent.

Making a Kali Bootable USB.

  1. Download Kali Linux from the official website.
  2. Plug your USB drive on your PC/Laptop.
  3. Download Rufus.
  4. Open Rufus and browse for the location of the Kali ISO file and select your USB drive.
  5. Click on the Start button.
  6. Select write in DD image mode

Why to use Kali Linux?

  • Free: As it has been free to use
  • Ocean of Powerful Tools: It contains more than 600 different penetration testing tools.
  • Open Source: Though it is an open-source project its source code has been available public on Git

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.8 GB Hard Disk space.
  • A minimum of 512 Mb RAM and i3856 processor.
  • A bootable USB Drive or CD/DVD.

It’s a good option if you are interested in the field of hacking and penetration testing. Make Linux command on tip of your hand it will help you in the future.

Some cool stuff you can do with Kali Linux

  • Aircrack-ng: Powerful wireless WEP/WPA cracking tool
  • BeEf: Browser exploitation framework via a web application
  • Nmap: Powerful information gathering tool
  • Aircrack-ng: Powerful wireless WEP/WPA cracking tool
  • BeEf: Browser exploitation framework via a web application
  • Nmap: Powerful information gathering tool

Myths about Kali Linux

  • IT’s Damm to hard 

Most of us have faced this problem that Linux is hard to learn even when I started learning Windows it was hard for me to navigate through files and paths of directories but soon I got familiar with these terms.

  • Only for Hackers

One of the misconceptions that it is only for hackers. It is just an Operating System like Windows and Mac.

Satender Kumar

A Blogger always fascinated with the technology and gather as much amount of knowledge from the internet. Loves to share the knowledge with the others and always available to play chess.

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