Kali Linux, the hacker’s operating system is very powerful Linux distro and it is my favorite not only my favorite but also many Hackers and pen-testers choosing Kali Linux as their favorite hacking tool. The main reason hackers and newbies like Kali is because it is blessed with 600+ hacking tools and it has developed by Offensive Security team.
Brief Introduction of Kali Linux
Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd.
Kali Linux has over 600 preinstalled penetration-testing programs, including Armitage (a graphical cyber attack management tool), Nmap (a port scanner), Wireshark (a packet analyzer), John the Ripper password cracker, Aircrack-ng (a software suite for penetration-testing wireless LANs), Burp suite and OWASP ZAP web application security scanners. Kali Linux can run natively when installed on a computer’s hard disk, can be booted from a live CD or live USB, or it can run within a virtual machine. It is a supported platform of the Metasploit Project’s Metasploit Framework, a tool for developing and executing security exploits.
Requirements to Install Kali Linux
- Kali Linux requires a minimum of 20GB hard disk space for installation.
- A minimum of 1GB RAM for i386 and AMD64 architectures.
- A bootable CD-DVD drive or a USB stick.
Kali Linux is distributed in 32-bit and 64-bit images for use on hosts based on the x86 instruction set and as an image for the ARM architecture for use on the BeagleBoard computer and on Samsung’s ARM Chromebook.
The developers of Kali Linux aim to make Kali Linux available for ARM devices.
Kali Linux is already available for BeagleBone Black, HP Chromebook, CubieBoard 2, CuBox, CuBox-i, Raspberry Pi, EfikaMX, Odroid U2, Odroid XU, Odroid XU3, Samsung Chromebook, Utilite Pro, Galaxy Note 10.1, and SS808.
With the arrival of Kali NetHunter, Kali Linux is also officially available on smartphones such as the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, OnePlus One, and some Samsung Galaxy models.
Some Pre-installed Security Tools
- Metasploit Framework
- Burp suite
- John the Ripper
- Social Engineering Toolkit
- OWASP ZAP
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