Kali Linux

jfeltt

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After a great deal of effort I was able to install kali Linux from a cd that I purchased. It will not accept the password that I set during setup. I have verified that the password is correct. Suggestions?
 

pete.i

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HHMMMM I did answer this but after looking at Kali Linux I'm not so sure that I should answer any questions on it, so I will leave it for someone else.
 

jfeltt

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HHMMMM I did answer this but after looking at Kali Linux I'm not so sure that I should answer any questions on it, so I will leave it for someone else.


I have figured things out and it's up and running. By the way, Kali Linux is full of a lot of neat aps that are used for legitimate uses such as penetration testing. It can be used by bad guys, but mainly to test the security of systems . No I'm not a hacker, I have several systems in my network and want to explore the security of them. Certainly would not have posted on a public forum if I were up to evil, but I see your point.
 

iPwn

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Hi all!
Discussing an operating system is not against any rules. Now sure, if you start in on "Here's how you steal someone's facebook password" that will get this thread locked... but not just troubleshooting a platform that, as OP accurately described, is used for much more than nefarious purposes.

Moving on;
OP; why did you "buy" a CD? Kali is a free download so whoever sold that to you owes you a refund.
https://www.kali.org/downloads/

For most of your questions on install/setup, apologies for the "RTFM" answer, but with BT/Kali, that's the best approach.
https://docs.kali.org/category/installation
 

pete.i

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Hi all!
Discussing an operating system is not against any rules. Now sure, if you start in on "Here's how you steal someone's facebook password" that will get this thread locked... but not just troubleshooting a platform that, as OP accurately described, is used for much more than nefarious purposes.

Moving on;
OP; why did you "buy" a CD? Kali is a free download so whoever sold that to you owes you a refund.
https://www.kali.org/downloads/

For most of your questions on install/setup, apologies for the "RTFM" answer, but with BT/Kali, that's the best approach.
https://docs.kali.org/category/installation

Thank you for that but, whilst I acknowledge that you are "site team" I will make up my own mind whether I answer a query or not and providing I do not break any forum rules I will also give my reasons for not answering. I really do not need lecturing by you.
 

strollin

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Hi all!
Discussing an operating system is not against any rules. Now sure, if you start in on "Here's how you steal someone's facebook password" that will get this thread locked... but not just troubleshooting a platform that, as OP accurately described, is used for much more than nefarious purposes.

Moving on;
OP; why did you "buy" a CD? Kali is a free download so whoever sold that to you owes you a refund.
https://www.kali.org/downloads/

For most of your questions on install/setup, apologies for the "RTFM" answer, but with BT/Kali, that's the best approach.
https://docs.kali.org/category/installation

It is legal for someone to sell a CD with free, open-source software on it. You're not paying for the software itself, you're paying for the cost to package in CD form, handling, distribution and such. The op is not due a refund UNLESS it was specifically stated that the purchase price was for the software.
 

jfeltt

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Hi all!
Discussing an operating system is not against any rules. Now sure, if you start in on "Here's how you steal someone's facebook password" that will get this thread locked... but not just troubleshooting a platform that, as OP accurately described, is used for much more than nefarious purposes.

Moving on;
OP; why did you "buy" a CD? Kali is a free download so whoever sold that to you owes you a refund.
https://www.kali.org/downloads/

For most of your questions on install/setup, apologies for the "RTFM" answer, but with BT/Kali, that's the best approach.
https://docs.kali.org/category/installation


As I said before, I obtained K. Linux for security evaluation. I have multiple computers and I am quite interested in security and penetration testing.In my opinion there is nothing lower than a hacker. My system is always available for inspection. I have nothing to hide. I bought this through Amazon for less than $10. I tried to download a copy, but was unsuccessful. For security reasons I chose to buy it rather than continue to try to down load it. Seems to be working fine. I'm sure I will have issues and questions as I learn to use it. I'm not sure I'm completely comfortable addressing them on this forum since it it seems raise red flags. I'll see how things work out. Thanks for your concern.
 

AMD_man

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Maybe the password you set was for the root user. Kali uses the same installer as Debian, and it'll ask for two passwords, first for the root user, and then for your user. Maybe you are mixing them up? If it won't accept it, there is no easy way to fix it, just get your files and reinstall.
 

root

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If you just want to figure out if your systems are secure Kali is a little OTT.

For a baseline scanner Nessus would have been a much "nicer" experience.

If you want to find out what the vulnerabilities are, and then try to actually exploit them then Kali is great.

I've also seen Kali used on a Cisco training course to show you how the firewalls react and what logs show when you are being attacked... Fairly interesting.
As I said though, if you are just wondering are you vulnerable, are there some security updates you can make etc... Nessus is a tool with a lower learning curve.
 

jfeltt

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If you just want to figure out if your systems are secure Kali is a little OTT.

For a baseline scanner Nessus would have been a much "nicer" experience.

If you want to find out what the vulnerabilities are, and then try to actually exploit them then Kali is great.

I've also seen Kali used on a Cisco training course to show you how the firewalls react and what logs show when you are being attacked... Fairly interesting.
As I said though, if you are just wondering are you vulnerable, are there some security updates you can make etc... Nessus is a tool with a lower learning curve.


Thanks for the advice. I'm primarily working with Ubuntu now. Will explore Kali later. I do have it up and running. All for fun and learning. The only one I'll be snooping on is myself. I'm retired and have a lot of time to play.
 
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