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why network adapter after switch to monitoring mode became wlan0mon?

i use Kali Linux and since two days ago it behaves weird when i switch my network adapter to monitoring mode. the command is : airmon-ng start wlan0 when you get IP a, it should be mon0 but instead ...
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Brute-forcing a Google Drive account with THC-Hydra?

This is my first post on StackExchange, so i'll try to make this breif. I'm pretty new to hacking, and as an exercise, I set up a google drive account to try to retrive the password. I did a little ...
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Why can't I get wireless connections but I can get Internet on Kali Linux?

So, when I try to connect to a WiFi network on Kali Linux, it won't give me any WiFi networks. But so long as the windows WiFi is connected, it will give me internet. So, I know the WiFi works ...
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Non usb wireless card with monitor mode / packet injection [closed]

i made a lot of research and cant seem to find a internal wireless card that supports packet injection and monitor mode. Am i missing something or it simply doesn't exist ? are there technical ...
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Kali Linux Wireless MacBook Air (Early 2014)

I have an early 2014 13in. MacBook Air that I recently dual-booted Kali Linux onto. My problems is that the wifi will not work, and iwconfig returns only "lo". I have tried to install the broadcom ...
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Bluetooth Capture Interface missing on Wireshark / Kali Linux 1.1.0a

I'm trying to capture local bluetooth traffic from my device running Kali Linux 1.0.0a with wireshark. However, the bluetooth capture interface is not shown. According to the documenation it should be ...
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Kali Linux 1.1.0a 64bit installation goes blank after selecting “install” from boot up Dell Inspiron 7348

Not my first install of Kali, I've done it on my friends computers with UEFI. The problem I have is when trying to install on my computer when booting from USB, it beeps and presents me with a menu, ...
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Can't shutdown my pc runing windows 8.1 after an incident

A week ago after shutting down my PC, the next time when I turned it on again, it didn't boot. After reinstalling Kali Linux, it worked again, however all of the system apps were gone. That got fixed ...
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Updating Metasploit: Most recent modules

Is there a way on kali-linux to update Metasploit via git without msfupdate? msfupdate seems to not get all the most recent modules. In addition, when I clone the most recent repo on Metasploit and ...
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DD-WRT AP with ethernet bridge

Good evening everyone! I'm looking to host a wifi access point using my DD-WRT (Linksys WRT54G) with a PC running Kali Linux 1.1.0 (Debian) to monitor the traffic. Effectively the traffic would flow ...
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Kali Linux vpn installing issues

I have looked at questions about how to install a VPN on kali but I still can't get it to work for me. I used the following commands to begin getting the VPN. I am aware that there are more commands ...
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Kali Linux Live CD - Where is boot menu?

I have downloaded the torrent of the latest Kali Linux build. I have burnt the Disk Image to a DVD+R DL Disk, put it in my CD/DVD drive, and ran setup.exe. But when I boot my computer selecting ...
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how can i install Kali Linux on my toshiba, OS windows 8.1

I have been trying for days to get Kali Linux to install on my computer. Every time i try to install it, it says: THIS PROGRAM DOESNT SUPPORT WINDOWS 6.2.9200 SPO YET. I see that it clearly says that ...
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Kali linux empty desktop

OK so after a long time struggling with the booting problem, I finally started the Linux. But the Desktop is empty. I don't see the bar at the top (Application Places terminal bar). I can only see ...
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Compiling & installing tar.bz2 files failing again amd again

I got a new usb wifi device with a driver CD which contains four .tar.bz2 files which are: MT760U_LinuxAP...... RT5572_RT5372........ DPA_MT601U...... DPA_RT5572...... When I'm trying to install ...
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Can we install Other Linux softwares in Kali Linux

I am a networking Student and just moved to Kali Linux. For my University work I need some software like ns2/ns3. I know we can install them in Ubuntu. My Question is Can we install ns3 and ns2 in ...
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Changes like driver installation/update/upgrade are lost after reboot/shutdown in Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux on my Dell Vostro 3446 in dual boot mode along with windows 8.1. I keep trying to update Kali and install device drivers. I installed the compact wireless driver and apt-update ...
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Kali linux mirrors displays

I have two monitors hooked up to my custom built PC. I have Ubuntu and Kali Linux installed in a dual boot configuration. On Ubuntu my monitors extend the view. On Kali the monitors mirror each other. ...
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How make kalibrate-rtl and rtlsdr-scanner work with my modem?

The modem is a d-link hsupa 3.75g dwm-156 . Documentation is here: Documentation When I try: root@kali:~# kal -s GSM900 -v No supported devices found. In this page there some AT commands may ...
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G++ Compiler Stalls [CodeBlocks]

I am using CodeBlocks under Kali Linux and the g++ compiler stalls. SOMETIMES, I hit compile and at the bottom I get the message: g++ -fexceptions ...etc build main.o ... and NOTHING happens. If I ...
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Kali won't show in grub

I am currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. After installing Kali from a DVD I restarted the computer. The problem is that Kali isn't in my BIOS boot options or in grub boot options. I have ...
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Kali Linux's NVIDIA driver install guide does not work

I'm trying to get my natively installed Kali Linux distro to detect my second monitor. I have two Samsung S20B300 monitors but its only picking up one of them. The one it is picking up is plugged in ...
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How to install Virtualbox Guest Additions in Kali Linux:

I have a problem with my Kali Linux, I am getting an error while installing virtual box guest addition. I have Windows 8.1 64-bit and I have installed virtual box latest version 4.3.28 in my windows. ...
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Programs missing from Kali Linux

I downloaded Kali Linux mini for 32 bit from official website onto Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that originally had Ubuntu. It didn't load GRUB and was told I can skip this step. I attempted this ...
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UEFI bootable Pendrive of Kali Linux

I have recently downloaded Kali linux 64 bit ISO Version 1.1.0a from this link. I am using Rufus to make a bootable pendrive for UEFI system type(using gpt partition scheme). Unfortunately an error ...
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Second display not being detected in Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux natively on my custom built PC. Its running an NVidia GTX960 Graphics card with two Samsung S20B300 monitors. The one plugged into my card's DVI's slot is working but the one ...
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Write error Broken pip - Kali - Python

I have a problem im trying to perform grepping over nmap scan saved text file using python code but i get this error: cut: the delimiter must be a singel character Try 'cut --help' for more ...
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Installing libsdl2-dev on Kali 3.18.0 amd64

I'm trying to wrap my head around how to install the libsdl2-dev package on Kali 3.18.0 amd64. I can see that the package is available in the standard Kali repository here: ...
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how to find IP address in Nat configured Vm using bridged network vm?

Here i have question is Bridged network vm is Kali linux Nat network vm is linux version os installed. Please let me know one thing how to find Nat configured machine IP using Kali linux vm's ...
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How to fix Kali after power-loss during installation

I am trying to learn Kali-Linux and wanted to enable VPN. The menu was grayed-out, so I googled for a solution. blackmoreops.com told me to run aptitude -r install network-manager-openvpn-gnome ...
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Wireless not working in Kali 1.1.0 on Alienware 15

I'm new to this and i created a usb to run kali live on my Alienware 15. Once I get in, the ethernet is working fine but if I use the iwconfig command, it says "no wireless extensions" Can someone ...
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Internet for Fake AP clients

I have been trying to set up a fake AP for testing purposes. I was successfully able to get airbase-ng working and set up a DHCP server for the clients to obtain IP address, which all works. My laptop ...
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Breaking My Long WPA2-PSK password

I have been trying to crack my wifi password via kali linux. I have used aircrack, hashcat, and reaver, all of which have failed. Reaver failed due to the AP locking, but hashcat and aircrack failed ...
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kali linux boot issue

I have problem with booting Kali Linux. When the login form should appear, it gets stuck on black screen with underscore in top corner on the left. I tried to get to recovery mode to the console as a ...
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Can't mount VMware tools cdrom in VMware Player

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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Checking for changes on Linux live OS's

I am a novice to the terminal of linux live OS's (eg Kali Linux). Please advise what 1) in built programs (e.g. Syslog...), 2) Commands in the Terminal (eg ls, ps, md5sum, ...) one can use for ...
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Kali Linux gives me an error message when i try to use setup

When i try to setup Kali Linux i get an error message saying it cant find win32-loader.ini. I have also tried just booting it but a CMD window pops-up for a blink of an eye not nearly enough time to ...
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Why does internet get disconnected after I change mac in Kali Linux?

I have written this script to change my mac in Kali Linux: ifconfig eth0|grep HWaddr ifconfig eth0 down&&macchanger -r eth0&&ifconfig eth0 up ifconfig eth0|grep HWaddr The problem ...
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Grub2 with Kali, how to boot into Windows 7

I will preface this with saying I am new to linux. I had windows 7 installed on my main SSD, I wanted to give Kali a try so I installed that on a 2nd SSD. When the option to install grub2 came up, ...
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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 ...