Category: Kali Linux

Kali Linux 1.0.7 review

Kali Linux 1.0.7 review

The latest update to Kali Linux was released a few days ago. Kali Linux 1.0.7 review is a summary review of the main features of this latest upgrade to the security distribution from Offensive Security, a security and penetration training outfit based somewhere on this third rock from the Sun. The main feature introduced in Kali Linux 1.0.7 is the […]

Kali Linux 1.0.6 released. Cryptsetup has “nuclear option” integrated

Kali Linux 1.0.6 released. Cryptsetup has “nuclear option” integrated

The latest edition of Kali Linux, Kali Linux 1.0.6, has been released. Kali Linux is a Linux distribution based on Debian Unstable, and designed for hacking and penetration testing. It comes loaded with the best Free and Open Source (FOSS) hacking applications available. Kali Linux 1.0 is the successor to BackTrack Linux 5 (see BackTrack 5 or Kali Linux 1.0). […]

A Kali Linux cryptsetup patch that can “nuke” an encrypted disk

A Kali Linux cryptsetup patch that can “nuke” an encrypted disk

A recent article titled Emergency Self Destruction of LUKS in Kali revealed an ongoing attempt to add a “nuke” option to cryptsetup, the utulity used to manage disk encryption. The idea is very simple. But before I get to the gist of the article, here’s how setting up full disk encryption protects your data from authorized unauthorized access. When a […]

BackTrack 5 or Kali Linux 1.0

BackTrack 5 or Kali Linux 1.0

I get many searches related to BackTrack 5 that makes me wonder if netizens responsible for those searches are aware that the distribution known as BackTrack is old news. If you didn’t and you got here by searching for “backtrack 5,” this article will direct you to the right distribution to use. BackTrack is/was a specialty Linux distribution for security […]

Kali Linux ISO: Build a custom KDE image

Kali Linux ISO: Build a custom KDE image

Kali Linux is the latest incarnation of BackTrack Linux, a distribution designed for penetration testing and security professionals. The last edition of BackTrack was BackTrack 5 R3, with GNOME 2 and KDE installation images for 32- and 64-bit architectures made available for download. Released Kali Linux ISO image is for the GNOME 3 desktop, with a customized GNOME Shell. However, […]

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Kali Linux

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Kali Linux

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to dual-boot Windows 7 and Kali Linux on a single hard disk drive (HDD). Kali Linux is what used to be BackTrack Linux, a distribution designed for penetration testing and security professionals. It ships with about 300 penetration testing and hacking applications installed. While BackTrack is based on Ubuntu, Kali Linux is […]

Install Cinnamon on Kali Linux

Install Cinnamon on Kali Linux

Kali Linux is the next-generation edition of BackTrack. It is BackTrack reborn. However, unlike BackTrack, which has a GNOME 2 and KDE installation flavors, only a GNOME 3 edition of Kali Linux has been made available for download. This short tutorial shows how to install Cinnamon on Kali Linux. Though its build system makes it relatively easy to create a […]

How to install Software on Kali Linux

How to install Software on Kali Linux

Kali Linux is the next-generation edition of BackTrack. It is BackTrack reborn. If you’ve been using BackTrack, or you’re are thinking about using BackTrack, forget it. Kali Linux is what you want to be using. What’s the difference? BackTrack is based on an old edition of Ubuntu, while Kali is based on the latest edition of Debian. On the installation […]

Create a standard user account on Kali Linux

Create a standard user account on Kali Linux

Aside from being based on Debian rather than Ubuntu, another way that Kali Linux 1.0, the latest incarnation of BackTrack Linux 5, defers from BackTrack, is that the installer allows you to specify a password for the root system account. However, it does not allow you to create a standard user account. Which means that you can only log in […]

Kali Linux 1.0 review

Kali Linux 1.0 review

Kali Linux is the latest incarnation of BackTrack Linux, an Ubuntu-based distribution for penetration testing. It is developed and maintained by Offensive Security, an outfit that provides security training and certification courses for IT professionals. It has been described by its developers as the “the most advanced and versatile penetration testing distribution ever created.” Whether you agree with that statement […]

Kali Linux is now available for download

Kali Linux is now available for download

Kali Linux has just been released. ISO and VMWare images for Kali, a Linux distribution from the developers of BackTrack Linux, just hit a download mirror near you. BackTrack was/is a specialty distribution for security professionals and penetration testers. Before being re-branded, retooled and relaunched as Kali Linux, the last “stable” edition of BackTrack was BackTrack 5 R3. The “R” […]