Self-destruct your data with Kali Linux

self-destruction of your data with kali linux
self-destruction of your data with kali linux

Dernière mise à jour: 17 mai 2024

Did you knowdo you know that the KALI distribution Linux has a pretty cool feature that allows you to auto-infer your data?

Since version 1.06, the developers of KALI Linux have modified the Cryptsetup module which serves to encrypt hard drive access to allow users who wish to add an additional security measure: setting up a “brick” password that will destroy your data if someone types it on your computer.

Imagine that your computer is confiscated by an authority, a kidnapper or any person wishing to torture you to have access to your data :D. Tired of getting toothpicks stuck under your nails, you give in and give a password. Not the password that opens your Kali distribution Linux but, an alternative password, trapped, which will simply destroy your data and prevent your opponent from recovering it.

How does it work ?

It is not a question of erasing anything, because formatting would take too long to be effective. The goal of the trick will simply be to erase the header, the file that stores the encrypted access key to the disk content.

To put it simply, it's like destroying the lock on an unbreakable safe. The data is still present but inaccessible.

To update your kali distribution Linux :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
And for download the latest version, click here.