The nmap -A -P0 command line will scan a host and get information about the host and what is running on it. Press j whilst the scan is running to print statistics about the progress of the scan. Press it again to update it. ┌─[[email protected]]─[/home/user] └──╼ #nmap -A -P0 202.146.215.17   Starting Nmap 7.50 ( …

Cracking the SAM file in Windows 10 is easy with Kali Linux. Use a Live Kali Linux DVD and mount the Windows 10 partition. Firstly, get the SAM and SYSTEM files from the C:\Windows\System32\config folder. Copy these to your desktop directory. Then dump the password hashes. [email protected]:~/Desktop# samdump2 SYSTEM SAM -o [email protected]:~/Desktop# samdump2 SYSTEM SAM …

The sslscan command for the Kali Linux penetration testing distribution is very useful for gaining an insight into the SSL configuration of a web site. Here is example usage on healthcare.gov… [email protected]:~# sslscan healthcare.gov Version: 1.10.5-static OpenSSL 1.0.2e-dev xx XXX xxxx   Testing SSL server healthcare.gov on port 443   TLS renegotiation: Secure session renegotiation …

To scan a network for hosts using Kali Linux, the netdiscover command will come in handy. Just give it an IP address and it will find all hosts within that range. I am scanning for all hosts within the range of 172.29.59.1 to 172.29.59.254. [email protected]:~/Documents# netdiscover -r 172.29.59.0/24   Currently scanning: Finished! | Screen View: …

Kali Linux runs very well in a VM, but having copy and paste to and from the Virtual Machine is very helpful. To get this working in VMware Pro 12, install these packages. Firstly, this one. [email protected]:~# apt-get install [email protected]:~# apt-get install open-vm-tools Then this one. [email protected]:~# apt-get install [email protected]:~# apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop Then copy …

Below is a snippet of output from my Kali Linux session. I am trying to recover files from a USB thumb drive and I am having some success. [email protected]:/home/root/Desktop/files# foremost /dev/sdb1 -v -o /home/root/Desktop/files/ Foremost version 1.5.7 by Jesse Kornblum, Kris Kendall, and Nick Mikus Audit File   Foremost started at Thu Mar 12 11:12:06 …

Kali Linux has available to it a Ruby script that may be used to list all users on a WordPress website. Use the command below to scan a website for security vulnerabilties and see if there are any problems with the website. [email protected]:~# wpscan –url mywordpresssite.com –enumerate [email protected]:~# wpscan –url mywordpresssite.com –enumerate user Use this …

The p0f command for Kali Linux allows a user to listen in on traffic passing over a wireless network. I am using a Netgear WLAN adapter and I am listening in on an open Access Point. This is the command to use: p0f -i wlan0 this will start the p0f traffic sniffer. [email protected]:~# p0f -i …

The update-grub command will update the grub menu on Kali Linux. [email protected]:~# update-grub Generating grub.cfg … Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.12-kali1-amd64 Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.12-kali1-amd64 Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin Found memtest86+ multiboot image: /boot/memtest86+_multiboot.bin No volume groups found [email protected]:~# update-grub Generating grub.cfg … Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.12-kali1-amd64 Found …

The lynis tool for Kali Linux allows you to scan your computer system for security vulnerabilities. Execute this command as root and this will allow you to find out if you have any problems with your installation. [email protected]:/home/homer# lynis –check-all   [ Lynis 1.4.1 ]   ################################################################################ Lynis comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is …

Scanning for vulnerable ports is easy with the Kali Linux distribution. Here is a simple port scan of my Windows Server 2012 R2 laptop host OS using Kali Linux. [email protected]:~$ sudo nmap 192.168.1.6   Starting Nmap 6.46 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-05-28 20:44 EST Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.6 Host is up (1.0s latency). Not …

The new Kali Linux distribution allows installation in a VMware virtual machine. This enables integration with a local area network and scanning of vulnerabilities. One good vulnerability scanner is wpscan. This is a vulnerability scanner that is used to scan websites running WordPress for security vulnerabilities. This makes it very useful for a webmaster. You …

Installing the kernel headers for Kali Linux allows the installation of Virtualbox Guest Additions and other software that relies upon the kernel headers, but the /etc/apt/sources.lst is not filled out by default. Paste this code into the /etc/apt/sources.lst at the bottom of the file. deb http://http.kali.org/ /kali main contrib non-free deb http://http.kali.org/ /wheezy main contrib …