Chapter 1. Sharpening the Saw

A craftsman is only as good as his tools and tools need to be set up and maintained. In this chapter we will go through the setup and configuration of Kali Linux.

There are several ways to set up Kali to perform different tasks. This chapter introduces you to the setup that works best for your Windows-hacking use case, the documentation tools that we use to make sure that the results of the tests are prepared and presented correctly, and the details of Linux services you need in order to use these tools. Most books about Kali set the chapters in the order of the submenus in the Kali security desktop. We have put all the set-up at the beginning to reduce the confusion for first-time Kali users, and because some things, ...

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