What is Kali Linux – Coders Use Kali Linux

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Know about Kali Linux?

If you want to learn about Coding and try to test for security vulnerabilities on other network. Then you should the details about Kali Linux OS. It general uses by security expert because it is consist of many preinstalled tools. So a common person also use a Kali Linux to learn someone simple coding.

It is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali contains several hundred tools. Which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.

It is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company. It was released on the 13th March,2013.

Installed Kali Linux on Computer?

Kali Linux has over 600 preinstalled pentration-testing programs, including Armitage(a graphical cyber attack management tools), Nmap, Wireshark, John the Ripper password cracker, Aircrack-ng and many others also.


Kali Linux has a dedicated project set aside for compatibility and porting to specific Android devices, called Kali Linux NetHunter.

It is the first Open Source Android penetration testing platform for Nexus devices, created as a joint effort between the Kali community member “BinkyBear” and Offensive Security. It supports Wireless 802.11 frame injection, one-click MANA Evil Access Point setups, HID keyboard (Teensy like attacks), as well as Bad USB MITM attacks.

BackTrack (Kali’s predecessor) contained a mode known as forensic mode, which was carried over to Kali via live boot. This mode is very popular for many reasons, partly because many Kali users already have a bootable Kali USB drive or CD, and this option makes it easy to apply Kali to a forensic job.

When booted in forensic mode, the system doesn’t touch the internal hard drive or swap space and auto mounting is disabled. However, the developers recommend that users test these features extensively before using Kali for real world forensics.

Minimum Requirements:

1. Kali Linux requires a minimum of 20GB hard disk space for installation.
2. A minimum of 1GB RAM of i3 and AMD64.
3. A bootable CD-DVD drive or a USB strick.

Kali Linux also installed in android and start testing the vulnerabilities in where you attack.

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