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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Kali Virtual Appliance Installation and Usage

Kali Linux is the world’s most powerful and popular penetration testing platform, used by security professionals in a wide range of specializations, including penetration testing, forensics, reverse engineering, and vulnerability assessment. It is the culmination of years of refinement and the result of a continuous evolution of the platform, from WHoppiX to WHAX, to BackTrack, and now to a complete penetration testing framework leveraging many features of Debian GNU/Linux and the vibrant open source community worldwide.

Kali Linux has not been built to be a simple collection of tools, but rather a flexible framework that professional penetration testers, security enthusiasts, students, and amateurs can customize to fit their specific needs.

1. Installation Kali Virtual Appliance

Kali videos in my channel:

2. Install Kali Steps

Download Kali: Kali Linux Downloads
Download Vmware Workstation: downloads
1) Start Vmware Workstation , Create a new virtual machine:
2) Choose to install the operation system later

3) Choose Linux and Debian 7.x as your new virtual machine's OS:

4) Choose your Virtual Machine name and folder to put your VM.
5) Disk Size for your virtual machine. 10G for testing, but if you want to use it longer, 50G will give you a good start:

6) Finish settings and Choose Customer hardware if you would like to review settings.

7) Edit Virtual Machine Settings

8) Choose“CD/DVD(IDE)”and use your loaded ISO image file.

Another thing you might want to check is the VMnet network settings, either Bridged or NAT should be fine.

9) Start your virtual machine and Boot from your mounted ISO Kali Image:
10) Choose Install or Graphical Install to install Kali to your hard drive.
11) Select a Language
12) Here are some Screenshots

Domain Name

Host name

Root Password. If you are using live CD version, default root password is toor. 

Root Password

Configure the clock

Partition Disks

13) After system rebooted and entered your root username and password, you will get into desktop screen

3. Install VMware Tools

apt update && apt -y full-upgrade

# Reboot now in case you have updated to a new kernel. Once rebooted :
apt -y install open-vm-tools-desktop fuse

4. Tools in Kali

Kali Zenmap


Kali 也有面向 WiFi 的工具,像 Aircrack-ng、Kismet、以及 Pixie。
对于破解密码,它也有像 Hydra、Crunch、Hashcat、以及 John the Ripper 这样的工具。

Metasploit 和 Burp Suite。

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