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Penetration Testing by Georgia Weidman

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Chapter 2. Using Kali Linux

You will use Kali Linux as the attack platform throughout this book. Kali, the successor to the popular BackTrack Linux, is a Debian-based distribution that comes with a plethora of penetration testing tools preinstalled and preconfigured. Anyone who’s ever tried to set up a pentesting box from scratch the day before a big engagement knows that getting everything working correctly can be a real pain. Having everything preconfigured in Kali can save a lot of time and headaches. Kali Linux works just like the standard Debian GNU/Linux distribution, with a lot of extra tools.

Rather than point and click your way through Kali, you’ll use the Linux command line because that’s where the real power lies. In this chapter we’ll ...

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