Kali Linux is a distribution based on Debian. The idea for it came from Offensive Security employees Devon Kernsom, Mati Aharoni and Rafael Herzog. Kali Linux can run in LiveUSB mode with file saving and can be installed as a full operating system.
Using Kali Linux
A feature of the Kali Linux distribution:
More than 600 preinstalled utilities and applications needed to test the security of your system
Many of the preinstalled applications and utilities have redundant functionality that gives you the flexibility to choose the best solutions and make flexible settings for your operating system
Applications and utilities are categorized by function
Kali Linux is a distribution specifically designed for specific tasks, such as finding and preventing security breaches, for checking the security of local networks and access points for break-ins.
Kali Linux application categories:
How to install Kali Linux
The distribution in Kali Linux can be downloaded and run in different ways:
Installation on the laptop directly. This method is suitable for checking the security of the Internet access point. Your laptop must have a working wi-fi module and updated drivers. To install, download the ISO image by following the link, mount it, and install it.
Install from a bootable USB stick. Use the Rufus app to put a bootable CD of the distribution on a USB stick. The advantage of this method is that you do not need to install anything on your computer, Kali Linux will run from the boot disk.
Installing in VirtualBox. This is a safe way to use Kali Linux without affecting the performance of your main operating system. You have to be very careful not to accidentally delete any data on the primary operating system in this case.
Cloud-based installation. Microsoft Azure provides virtual machines to install Kali Linux. You can install it in the Microsoft app store and use it through windows cmd.
There are three kinds of images available:
Live image allows you to take advantage of the distribution without installing;
Install ISO image is an ordinary operating system installer;
Installer network, it lets you install the minimum package and download the rest from the net.
You can download any of the images on our website by following this link.