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Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook by Ishan Girdhar, Dhruv Shah

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Installing Kali Linux on Cloud - Amazon AWS

Almost 2 years ago, Kali Linux has been listed in Amazon EC2 Marketplace. It was a really good news for penetration testers, as they can setup their very own Kali Linux in Amazon AWS Infrastructure and use for penetration testing, moreover it is even eligible for Free Tier, wherein you can use it to set up your EC2 instance for $0, as long as you stay within the designated limits, which is fair enough.

The steps provided in this recipe will help you in setting up an instance running a Kali Linux on Amazon AWS EC2 console securely within minutes.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you require:

  • An Amazon AWS Account
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM, if you want to run Metasploit

How to do it...

Perform the following steps for this ...

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