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Alfa Awus036h adapter

this is for kali linux. I'm trying to break into someones wireless account just to see if i can nothing malicous.now the laptop comes with built in wifi card but i bought an alfa adapter to increase ...
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metasploit suddenly stops for seemingly no reason

ALright, so I'm new to metasploit and I was just tinkering with the commands when I got this access denied have to say the magic word crap. and it's been saying it on startup ever since. I'm running ...
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Trying to boot Kali Linux from Flash Drive on a Windows 8, just boots Windows 8 instead

It took a lot of headache to get to the point where I actually had Kali installed to my PNY flash drive (using Universal USB Installer), but when I finally reached the moment of truth and tried to ...
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How to recover windows 8 after accidently installed Kali linux

I have accidently installed Kali Linux 1.0.6 from pendrive on my windows 8 PC. i can still see the icons of my installed programm on my windows 8 but cant access them. Now I want to get back my ...
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kali 1.0.9a x64 system can't determine lsb_release info

I have a kali 1.0.9a x64 on my system, after the command 'apt-get upgrade' and during the upgrading session, I accidentally pull out the power of my pc. Then executed again the 'apt-get upgrade' ...
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WPA/WPA2 kali linux

I have recently started to use kali linux wanting to know more about testing. I started out using it for WPA/WPA2 cracking test. I tried to attain WPA handshake but no matter how many times I do ...
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Touchpad not detected in Kali Linux

Running a Dell 3147 11 inch 2 in 1 with Kali installed on the ssd, it doesn't detect the touchpad. I looked under xinput and it doesn't show up. I've tried this: ...
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Is there a way to download a previous version of Nessus?

I need a verson of Nessus that is compatible with Linux 32-bit. I was told that 5.2.7 would suffice, but I can't find it on the internet, and the only available downloads on the website are of ...
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airodump-ng doesn't see associated machines

Here is the process and results. I am not sure why this isn't working when a few day's ago it was. This is my network, I have full control over it and all the machines on it. //Step 1 get wlan0 in ...
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Kali Linux Adapter does not exist?

Today I finally bought my D-LINK DWA-140 Adapter USB Wireless N because I searched for one adapter that could work as "wlan0" in Linux and this one was the only one at the closest store. I plug in my ...
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RT2800 USB: monitor mode using Virtual Box

Information I am using a WiFi USB Adapter and the latest version of Kali running under VirtualBox. Chipset: Ralink RT2870/3070 Driver: rt2800usb Manufacturer: TP-Link FCC ID: TE7WN727NV3 It is ...
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Virtualbox Guest VM not capturing any mouse/keyboard input

Kind of a stupid question, but, I'm running a Kali Linux image from a VMWare .vmdk file inside Virtualbox, and I can't move the mouse cursor, and it doesn't appear that it's taking any input. It was ...
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Kali Linux and hotspot wifi host [closed]

I'm running a Kali Linux Guest (VirtualBox) on a Windows 10 host. I have internet from an android device but on Kali Linux i don't have. Does anyone know how can i connect the guest to the internet ? ...
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Wireshark does not show wlan traffic of iOs/Android devices (but shows traffic of my others devices)

i am trying to sniff the Wifi traffic of my home network. for that, i run Backtrack LiveCD on a laptop with a DLINK AirPlus DWL g650 wifi adapter. i set my WPA key in wireshark, and running wlan ...
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Kali Linux won't boot from GUI

Been working with Kali Linux for over a month. Updated some wheezy & Deb source list. Everything was working fine even with the unsupported sources! But when I tried to install NVIDIA ATI drivers, ...
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Grub Loader doesnt appear

I have Windows 8 in my Samsung laptop. I wanted to install kali-linux, so I downloaded the image and burned it into a dvd. When I installed it kali-linux told me to remove the dvd and it completed the ...
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Kali linux throws ' isolinux.bin missing or corrupt ' error using USB 3.0

I'm having a problem with a Live USB Kali Linux with Encrypted Persistence. I've downloaded kali-linux-1.0.9a-amd64.iso from the www.kali.org for my 64bit machine. And I've make sure with the checksum ...
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How to recover kali linux grub rescue?

When I booted my computer in live USB mode and tried to mount the boot partition via terminal I encountered the following error mount: can't find /dev/sda14/mnt in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
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Joining a domain with kali

I'm in school and I was asked if I could join a domain with Kali. Everywhere I search says use "likewise open" but I've went into "add/remove programs" and searched for "likewise open" but it has no ...
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'hhighlighter' wrapper script saying command not found

I have gotten the wrapper script 'hhighlighter' from https://github.com/paoloantinori/hhighlighter which colors anything you want in stdout. I followed the instructions about installing ack-grep, ...
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How can I Run my Kali Tools on a Remote Server

I am currently ssh-ed into a remote server. However, I do not have root permissions on the remote server and therefore am unable to install and use tools such as nmap. I've been trying to figure out ...
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“USB Device is busy with previous request. Please Try again later”

USB wireless network adapter not working in Virtual Box kali machine. What to do? It always gives a message that "USB Device is busy with previous request. Please Try again later"
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AMD Radeon 8670m drivers wont work on kali linux

Hello i have a problem with my drivers i have a laptop dell inspiron 3537 with AMD Radeon HD 8670M and intel 4400 when i start kali sometimes i get blackscreen and after restart most of time ...
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Recovery root password in Kali Linux?

I forgot administrator password in a Kali Linux install. Is it possible to recover the root password from another administrator user account?
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Format terminal output to show apt-get upgrade errors in RED

I have a VERY simple bash script written for my Kali Linux distro so I don't have to run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get autoclean, and apt-get autoremove every time I ...
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No wireless on windows after using kali boot cd

Today I wanted to start playing around with kali so I downloaded the iso and burned it to a DVD, restarted the laptop and booted to the DVD pressed the first option which is just a boot. Wireless was ...
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Kali Linux Live USB: Flashing _ on boot-up

I have installed Kali Linux onto a Live USB using dd if=kali.iso of=/dev/sdb1 However, upon boot it just has a flashing _ in the top left corner...
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Killing processes using a wireless interface automatically

The issue I'm having is that whenever I just remove my USB wifi card, it kernel panics and reboots the system. Is there some way to detect and kill any processes using the wifi card automatically to ...
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How to move GRUB to another hard disk

I installed Kali Linux on an external HD, but in the end of installation I choose to save GRUB on it. Now, every time I boot up the computer, GRUB asks for the External HD. I tried to follow some docs ...
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How to restore Windows bootloader and still have Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux 1.0.9a on my Windows 8.1 system today and installed it, but I don't want the GRUB bootloader menu. I want to use the original Windows bootloader. How can I do this?
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How to get a proxy working through Kali within Virtualbox?

So, I spun up a kali machine in virtualbox, I set the proxy within virtualbox to connect to our proxy (proxyurl:port). That wasn't working, so I played around with environment variables, did some ...
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How can I run a bash script automatically?

I have a script named run.sh: #!/bin/bash cd /root/yowsup-master/src/ ./yowsup-cli --interactive no --wait --autoack --config config.example This script executes another script. I tried adding my ...
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Kali Linux over WiFi listed as new-host-X on Verizon (fomerly: WiFi only works with an Ethernet cable)

This was the text of my original question. I am keeping it here just in case I end up having this problem again: I installed Kali Linux as a dual boot using these instructions: ...
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How to fix Missing Operating System after Kali Linux install

I hope I didnt screw up my PC but last night I installed Kali Linux on my Toshiba L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1 and after I finished I wanted to reboot into my Windows OS so I rebooted and then the ...
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Kali Linux 1.0.9 wireless not detected, even after drivers installed

I'm using Kali Linux 1.0.9 64 bits in VM. My laptop : ASUS N76V. Lan device : Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) [Working] ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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my grub is not show my win 8 along with kali linux

i install kali in my windows 8 PC but it don't show my windows in my grub I tried to update the grub but it don't work and neither it shows grub2
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Debian - Correctly compile libdrm and Mesa

Post updated, the new question is now on my "own" answer down here. I think about playing Team Fortress 2 on Kali Linux (a Debian Wheezy stable distribution with customized Debian Sid kernel) since a ...
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Kali Installation Error

Trying to install Kali Linux but I am running into an error as soon as I begin. I have a Toshiba Portege 64bit machine running a Windows 7 operating system. The HDD has two partitions. I downloaded ...
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How to relay broadcast traffic using ncat?

I have 2 servers, 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.1. I want to relay any broadcast traffic (192.168.2.255) through 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.1.1. Here's what I'm doing to relay port 137 traffic, and it seems ...
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How to permanently change (spoof) the MAC address in Kali Linux (Debian)

I use the program 'macchanger' to change MAC address. However, I have to put down an interface (wlan0) and then invoke Macchanger and then bring the interface up again. I would like to have a way I ...
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Proper way to shutdown OpenVAS

I currently start OpenVAS by calling openvasmd, ad, and sd manually. What is the proper way to stop these services? Killing the processes works but I don't know what might not be cleaned up by the ...
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Kali Linux unable to boot Booting Kernel Failed invalid argument

When I boot using a usb device I hit a splash screen (boot menu) and regardless of the option a select I get to a black screen my computer beeps a few times then the screen displays boot: I hit ...
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Metasploit wouldn't work with the database

I am running Arch Linux on my i386 laptop. I've made a fresh install of ruby1.9 and metasploit from AUR and now I'm experiencing some weird stuff with it. First, it does not load any modules upon ...
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How to recover Kali linux password using LILO?

I forgot my Kali password and I tried getting into LILO single user mode but it still asks for root password (which I forgot). As a secondary measure I just ran init=/bin/bash The command runs but ...
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Kali Linux OllyDBG update to latest version

Kali Linux comes with Olly Debugger version 1.0. How can i add the latest version to the Kali VM. I have already tried apt-get update but does not work.
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lost my windows partition during kali linux installation

I had a copy of Windows 8.1 running in my system and I wanted to install Kali linux. So I shrunk a partition and allocated 40 GB of space for the linux file system. All was going well and installation ...
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Is there a way to recover my username in Kali Linux?

I forgot my username in Kali Linux and can no longer login. Is there any way to view usernames?
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Assistance w/ Dual Booting a Alienware 17 with Windows7 & Kali Linux

I've been redirected here to ask for assistance towards my question. QUESTION: I've found several discussions on dual booting an Alienware17 but they don't relate to my particular setup. Therefore, ...
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Kali linux live usb persistence low on rootfs

Well what my main problem is rootfs and how it has 7G of space when im booting it off a 32g flashdrive (Live encrypted usb persistence is when your flashdrive keeps all current data you have done on ...
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Disable Kali Linux (live usb) super-loud pre-boot “beep”?

My Kali Linux live usb makes a super-loud beep right when the bootloader is displayed. How to disable it? I found many instructions online about other distros, but I don't think they would work on ...