What is Kali Linux?

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For those who don't know yet, Kali Linux is only a Debian with security testing tools which are available on all linux distributions, the only real difference is that you have a cute dragon in wallpaper.

More concretely, what is Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a Debian-based GNU / Linux distribution released in 2013. The latter follows on from BackTrack, which was based on Ubuntu.

The objective of this software suite is to bring together the tools necessary for security testing a computer system: intrusion test, sniffing, reverse engineering, password cracking, vulnerability research, etc.

The distribution is very easy to use, even by beginners. Its large collection of applications has helped many Internet users to better secure their systems.

Kali Linux interface

kali-linux is developed in a monitored environment. Only a small number of trusted people are allowed to contribute to the development of this Linux distribution.

How to install Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a distribution that can be easily installed on a computer. However, if you want to try it out without messing up your environment, it is also possible to run the system with a live CD or virtualization with images in VirtuaBox and VMware formats.

The cast can be downloaded in different flavors. Thus, it supports both 32 and 64 bit, as well as several ARM platforms. This allows it to be used with on-board computers such as Raspberry Pi platforms and other inexpensive ones that it can run on.

And if you want to install it on your computer Windows, watch this tutorial: How to Install Kali Linux on Windows with VMware ?

What about Kali Linux on mobile?

There is also a kali Linux version dedicated to mobile devices. Her name is Kali Linux Nethunter.

However, you will need some knowledge to install it. This is an ideal solution for hackers on the go especially as all Kali tools are present. It is therefore not a light version of the system.

List of compatible devices: Nexus 4, 5x, 6, 6p, 7, 9, 10, Oneplus One, 2, 7, 7Pro, LG V20, Galaxy Tab S4 and Sony Xperia Z1.