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How to forward external port to Kali Linux?

I have an issue about networking. My previous question was about how does metasploit payload work? And I got right answer( I have to redirect port to internal ip which corresponds to Kali Linux's ip). ...
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Kali linux on a Chromebook (Asus C200/C300)

I just bought an Asus Chromebook C300 (4GB RAM, 32GB SDD) and want to install Linux on it, I have a couple of questions, I can't find answers to, before proceeding any further. Do Kali and this ...
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What makes Kali Linux different from other Linux distros for it to be used exclusively for hacking and penetration testing?

I have been asked to first start using Kali Linux and get used to the bash before doing anything in hacking. I was wondering what is so special in Kali Linux that I cannot do on Ubuntu or any other ...
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Kali Linux KDE login issue

I have installed a Login theme(Caledonian) in Kde. But after rebooting there is no text field to enter username. Only a Password field, but when I enter password, it says Invalid. I tried Console ...
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Monitor who's connecting to your wifi connection on Kali Linux [closed]

I'm wondering if there's a software/tool which can manage the accesses to my wi-fi connection. I'm using the modem dashboard now, but it's slow and complex, as it's not direct as a software and I ...
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“Oh no something has gone wrong ” - Kali Linux

I have installed Kali Linux dual-boot with windows 8.1 and it worked fine until one day, I have opened Kali and there is a message saying "Oh no something has gone wrong and the system cannot recover, ...
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Route traffic through google servers or google proxy

I am using Kali Linux on a 384kbps internet. But when I download from google server eg. from google drive or gmail, I get download speeds upto 3mbps. Our ISP has allowed unlimited bandwidth only for ...
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Kali Linux Unable To Boot; Booting Kernel Failed Invalid Argument

I am trying to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox. After going to the Boot Menu when I press install or graphical install it goes to a screen and in the bottom says Booting Kernel Failed : Invalid ...
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Dumpper and Jumpstart for GNU/Linux

I try Reaver, but takes too long and not working for me. Dumpper and jumpstart in this article worked for me, is there any equivalent for GNU/Linux?
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Installing openvas ubuntu

Having problem installing openvas 7 on ubuntu 14.04. Going by instructions on this site I have followed everything upto the third set of commands. At the fourth command openvas-mkcert, it says ...
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Alfa AWUS036NH Kali tx power issue

I have bought an Alfa AWS036NH Wi-Fi card. I have been using it with Kali 1.1.0, however I can't get the tx power to increase. I have tried the following ifconfig wlan1 down Iwconfig wlan1 tx-power 30 ...
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OpenGL32 error with Wine/PlayOnLinux [Kali Linux]

Whenever I try to to run PlayOnLinux or issue a wine hl.exe -game cstrike command for playing Counter-Strike (1.6) I get the following error on my Kali Installation: A very similar error comes up ...
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Kali Linux can't see my windows partitions

I am installing Kali Linux 1.0.9 on my ASUS K55VM (HDD 931 GB) in order to make it dual boot with Windows 7 64 bit installed.when I run the installer from live USB drive, At the point of detecting ...
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Bootable Partition from External HDD

I'm trying to partition and load a .iso file on to the external hdd to be able to boot it, but also still keep files on the main partition. Is this possible with a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3 drive? I've ...
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kali linux doesn't detect wireless networks

I have an Asus zenbook ux31a It doesn't detect any wireless networks eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 7e:c5:37:b4:02:6a inet addr:172.20.10.5 Bcast:172.20.10.15 ...
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Is it possible to encrypt full volumes post-boot?

I have a triple boot system with Windows 7 Ultimate, Kali Linux, and Ubuntu Linux. My bootloader is Grub2. Initially, I wanted full disk encryption covering all three installations but I've found that ...
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Kali Linux Update Fails

Error http://http.kali.org kali/main Sources 404 Not Found Fetched 1,673 B in 42s (39 B/s) W: GPG error: http:// http. kali. org kali Release: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED ...
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Building a secure virtual machine for penetration testing [closed]

So how can I securely build a virtual machine and link it to another VM so I can practice attacks on it. I am thinking of starting with Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) and then Windows XP and so on. The ...
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Is it possible to install Kali Linux on a windows tablet?

I have just purchased a windows tablet... http://www.ebuyer.com/664723-linx-7-windows-8-tablet-pc-linx7 I was wondering if it would be possible to dual boot it with a 32 bit version of Kali linux. I ...
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Why won't Metasploit open a Meterpreter session?

I'm running Kali Linux in a VirtualBox VM. After starting a malicious local web server using Metasploit, I try to access it on my other PC. But, after connecting to the local IP, my browser just ...
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Wireless Testing - Unable to change mon0 channel & mdk3 issue

I am currently learning about Wireless testing and have stumbled across a couple of little issues. The system setup I am working on is as outlined below: Kali Linux - 64-Bit (GNOME v3.4.2) Virtual ...
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How can I make a VirtualBox Guest read a SD card in the slot built-in to the laptop?

I’m running Kali Linux in VirtualBox. In order to plug in a device to the “Virtual USB Port”, you must select the “Devices” tab, hover over “USB Devices”, and select the device you require. However, I ...
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Windows 8 won't show in my GRUB menu

I recently downloaded Kali Lunix to my Windows 8.1 computer. I have a Gateway NV570P09u. After I went the the graphical installation and put Kali onto another Partition Disk, I was put into a GRUB ...
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Setting Kali Linux as default system instead of using it via VirtualBox?

I just installed Kali Linux using VirtualBox. Is there any method to set Linux as my default system and get rid of the current one which is Windows 7? Or is it neccessary to delete both and install ...
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Kali Linux GRUB2 will not detect Windows 7 install

I have two hard drives and my boot files for Windows 7 are located in /dev/sda1, and my Kali Linux install is in /dev/sdb, I am trying to add my Windows 7 bootloader to the GRUB2 menu but GRUB2 will ...
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Kali Linux No Sound

Basically I misstakenly removed alsa config because of this guide http://hackerzelite.blogspot.in/2014/03/fix-sound-driver-on-kali-linux.html . And there is no sound icon now, as well no sound. But ...
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Metasploit Default exploits folder

I use the Security tube metasploit framework expert package. in the 4th video of package with "Framework Organization" title, i see the metasploit exploits folder on backtrack but i'm using Kali ...
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Unable to log into encrypted root drive after running virtual machine

I am unable to log into my encrypted hard drive on the host which is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop. This all happened after I did the following. Ran VirtualBox Created a VDI drive Installed Kali Linux ...
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how to increase TX power of Alfa AWUS036H up to 33dbm in Windows or Linux

i want to increase TX power of my AWUS036H card up to 33dbm to resolve cable loss problems. i'm using LMR-200 12M extension cable. i used to do this in Kali Linux by following this commands: # ...
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VMware Player / VMware Workstation installation in KALI

I have been trying to get VMWare Player/ VMWare workstation installed in KALI Linux for almost ages now. I might look a little exaggerating but I would like to quote it that way to bring about the ...
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Vt-x is disabled in BIOS - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kali Linux 1.0.9

I am trying to load Kali Linux(kali-linux-1.0.9a-amd64) on Oracle Virtualbox and encountering the following error. How do I fix this?
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Login failure in Kali linux. The error message, something is wrong…, I guess it is from no space in /root.

I am using Kali with Windows, in dual grub. I have received a message in Kali login, the low space in /root. I have installed Kali in these partitions: 5 GB swap 17 GB / (/root) 2 GB /boot 30 GB ...
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Kali installer not recognizing Windows partitions

I was trying to install Linux (Kali) alongside with my Windows 8.1 (64bit) but i couldn't because Linux can't detect any partition or unallocated space of my disk.Even GParted shows my entire disk as ...
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applications are closing when I press the minimize button (kali linux) (help)

This problem just came up today but whenever I go to minimize a window like browser or terminal, the bloody thing shoots straight down past the workspace bar, and it disappears! I'm not sure if the ...
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Kali linux 1.0.9 Wlan0 not found

I am running Linux Kali 1.0.9-amd64 on the Dell core i3 Inspiron.When I type 'ifconfig' on Kali I don't get any information on wlan0.
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How to install Kali Linux on a seperate partition on my second hard drive?

I downloaded the 64bit Kali Linux distribution. I have an SSD which has Windows 8.1, and have a 1 TB HDD. I burned Kali Linux onto a DVD and when I put it inside my drive and try to boot from it, it ...
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VMware workstation 11 host-only networking with Kali Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host)

I've been trying to set-up a host-only network between my Virtual machine Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host) to share Internet connection of Linux VM with Windows 8.1 host. the Linux distribution ...
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arp -a command not working doesn't list devices

First off, this is not a duplicate of this question because it wasn't answered properly. My question is this: When I type into terminal (Kali Linux): arp -a And I know that there are 7 devices ...
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Bully stuck on same pin?

BUlly is trying the same pin again and again why is that. Should i try differnet option suggest me. THE AP i'm bruteforcing has wps lock turned off i check it several times using wash. Command used ...
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Error on sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

When I type sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386 I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Major problems binding IP, in Kali's `Social Engineering Toolkit`

So, I'm attempting to set up a virtual network, one VM for Kali Linux, and one VM for Windows 7. The Kali VM is used for penetration testing, hacking, etc, all on the windows VM. I am using Oracle's ...
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How can I encrypt Kali Linux after the install?

Okay so here is some useful background before we get started. I booted a Windows 7 install disk, split the hard drive into two partitions, installed windows. Rebooted, installed Kali, then booted into ...
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Kali Linux - Wireless Adapter: airodump-ng wlan0 - Error

I am doing a project on Kali Linux's airodump-ng command. Though, whenever I try to execute this command on a virtual machine (Virtual Box) with a Wireless USB adapter, I get this message as appose to ...
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Trying to use mdk3 with Alfa AWUS036NHA, wireshark detects frames but cannot detect network

I'm testing out some various tools, trying to get them to work, but I cannot seem to get the MDK3 beacon flooding mode to work. I'm currently running Debian with a few Kali repositories installed. I'm ...
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Bridged Networking not work in Kali (Debian 7)

I installed VMWare Fusion 7 on MacOsX and make a Virtual Machine Linux Kali. I set Bridged Networking for my VM Kali and it doesn't work (can't connect). (By the way NAT work correctly) I've ...
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How to set system time on Kali linux?

I am trying to set the time, using e.g. date -s "11/20/2003 12:00:00" however, after a few moments, the system time resets to the current time. What am I doing wrong? NTP should not get a ...
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Boot menu options

I am using a kali linux, debian derived, 1.0.9 on Usb drive with encrypted partition. Where i find the grub menu (i think kali use Grub) and the options like: .linux /live/vmlinuz boot=live ...
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How to install sntp server on Kali linux?

How do I install a sntp (simple network time protocol) server on kali linux and make it propagate any time I want over the local network to listening clients?
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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 ...