Setting up Kali Linux in a virtual environment

Before using Metasploit, we need to have a test lab. The best idea for setting up a test lab is to gather different machines and install different operating systems on them. However, if we only have a single device, the best idea is to set up a virtual environment.

Virtualization plays an essential role in penetration testing today. Due to the high cost of hardware, virtualization plays a cost-effective role in penetration testing. Emulating different operating systems under the host operating system not only saves you money but also cuts down on electricity and space. However, setting up a virtual penetration test lab prevents any modifications on the actual host system and allows us to perform ...

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