The new penetration testing distribution that has taken over from Backtrack.

Posted: September 14, 2013. At: 12:26 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6249
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Kali Linux desktop.
Kali Linux desktop.

There is a new Linux distribution that has taken over from Backtrack. This is Kali, a distribution based upon the Debian distro. This uses the Gnome fallback desktop component of the Gnome 3 desktop and offers something that was lacking from the Backtrack distribution, a networking icon for changing your settings. All of the familiar network security testing utilities are there, whatweb is a good one. And the ability to test WIFI networks and see if you can crack the PSK that the user has set on the network to secure it. I have been told by another user of this distribution that they have managed to break WPA2 networks using the utilities supplied with this distribution; so I recommend downloading this and trying this out.

Download the 64 bit ISO here:

There is also a torrent, get this here:

And a 32bit ISO for those with ancient computers:

Here I am using the reaver command. This allows someone to compromise the WPS Protected Setup feature of a wireless router and get the WPA2 passphrase with much less effort than cracking the WPA2 passphrase with brute force. This output is just an example though.

[email protected]:~# reaver -i mon0 -b 00:90:4C:C1:AC:21 -vv

Reaver v1.4 WiFi Protected Setup Attack Tool
Copyright (c) 2011, Tactical Network Solutions, Craig Heffner 

[+] Waiting for beacon from 00:90:4C:C1:AC:21
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 1
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 2
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 3
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 4
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 5
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 6
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 7
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 8
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 9
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 10
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 11
[+] Switching mon0 to channel 12
[+] Nothing done, nothing to save.

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