Questions tagged [kali-linux]

Kali Linux is a penetration testing distribution made by Offensive Security. It is based on Debian, and is the child of BackTrack.

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Unable to install kali-linux-default package for kali linux

I am unable to install the kali-linux-default package on my kali linux. When I run the command it incurs the following errors: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ettercap-graphical : ...
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My Linux Kali is not working as it was

Last time I turned off the computer directly I left many windows open such as the Downloads folder, the browser, and a movie. When I turned on the computer again, it no longer works as before. When I ...
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Unable to click Enter after foreground a process

This maybe a lame question but I am facing serious trouble with this. I am practicing penetration testing on some lab boxes. I got the partial reverse shell. In order to make this fully interactive ...
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How to access internet via Ethernet while WLAN is in monitor mode?

I am getting started with VA/Penetration Testing with Kali Linx To run monitor mode without issues, most guides suggest you run sudo airmon-ng check kill . But this has an effect of disabling internet ...
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How do I use Hirens to recover my files?

I dual booted kali with Windows 10, but when I reboot my computer or try to disable secure startup (to exit kali OS), it says that there's no bootable devices found, even though I am absolutely ...
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Is there a way to restore files that have been deleted with an OS?

I dual booted kali with Windows 10, but when I reboot my computer or try to disable secure startup (to exit kali OS), it says that there's no bootable devices found, even though I am absolutely ...
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How to be secure using proxychains

I am trying to use proxychains with kali linux. I am using a wsl environment with kex. I wrote a script that finds proxy servers of a given type and adds them to the .conf file I’m a bit shaky on the ...
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HPING3- Resource Consumption

Setup: I have a virtual box of kali installed and i am attacking my windows machine. Usually on launching a hping3 SYN flood attack, the cpu utilization spikes to very high levels even touching 100 ...
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Why is there a “Hash Sum mismatch” when I switch to a bridged network connection with VMWare on macOS?

I'd prefer to run my virtual machine in a bridged configuration so that it appears as another machine on my network. However, when I switch from a NATed configuration to a Bridged connection I get &...
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Unable to boot into Kali Live USB(no working init found)

I created a bootable live KALI Linux drive. After running it, it is stuck at a message - [end kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.] I tried creating ...
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Accesing Metasploitable DVWA from Kali linux

I install Kali Linux & Metasploitable in Virtual Box.My host Machine is Windows.I want to access DVWA in Metasploitable from Kali machine(which is set up on VB) & also from host machine.What ...
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Kali linux — unmet dependencies / broken system

I recently really screwed up my Kali VM. There was a package I installed by accident ("fontconfig"). I didn't know what it was or why it took so long to install. I tried to purge it and ...
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Can't access internet on my kali linux 64bit

I installed the latest version of kali Linux in virtual box latest version. my internet worked fine for few days but suddenly it stopped working even my virtual machine is connected to internet when I ...
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apt-get update issue in Kali

I'm running Kali Linux in WSL2. It's a new installation (using wsl --install) but when I try to apt-get update I get the following error: W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The ...
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Empty Grub after installing windows over kali

I used Windows and Kali Linux together for some time. Yesterday I changed my Windows, but after reinstalling Windows, grub was gone and the laptop was directly booting to Windows. (Both Kali and ...
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add space to /dev/sda1 kali linux

i have never done such operations on my kali linux. I want to add more disk space and I have done the following. In Virtual Box settings I have added more space. Done This has added more space on ...
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Getting a non-free firmware error related to “Realtek RTL8111D-2/RTL8168D-2” firmware when installing Kali Linux

I first had the issue with Kali 2020 so I switched to the installer. Same thing. I would get this error message related to RTL_NIC/rtl8168d-2.fw (Realtek RTL8111D-2/RTL8168D-2): “Some of your ...
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Can I use Grub as my boot manager on a HDD drive installing Kali? When I put in the USB(live) or not it says I have no boot manager [closed]

I have two hard drives. One is an SSD with windows. The other I am trying to put Kali on. I figured the easy way was just to take out the SSD with windows temporarily. Now when I try to run my install ...
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MDK4 attack 'a' mode not working

Was dabbling with WPS cracking the other day, ended up locking up my WPS. Found out about the authentication DOS attack on mdk4 and was informed it could reset most AP's and unlock WPS. Great...only, ...
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Cannot connect on wlan0 wifi via Virtual Box Kali 2021

By default, I don't have wlan0 on my Kali 2021 on my virtual box as seen on this image: https://i.stack.imgur.com/R811U.png Only the wired connection. Now, in order to make wlan0 and wlan1 appear, you ...
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Problem install OnionSwitch in kali?

I am having an issue installing OnionSwitch for Tor on Kali. I downloaded the zip from Git and and tried following the instructions listed at the Url. https://github.com/Ned84/OnionSwitch When I ...
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Proxychains are not working with browser other than firefox e.g :- brave-browser,google chrome etc

With brave browser I get this problem: proxychains are not working with google chrome , brave browser giving these types of error: [proxychains] config file found: /etc/proxychains4.conf [proxychains]...
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PC doesn't turn off (SYSTEM shuts down but motherboard stays on)

My computer won't shutdown . when i click on shutdown the screen becomes black and the light of power button gets off.. but the keyboard led stays ON and also USB ports stays working, and i have to ...
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Kali Linux Docker Image loses his CLI style after mounting a volume

I've just pulled the kalilinux/kali-rolling image from Docker Hub and run, I really like his CLI style (the one with two linking lines, red text and the replacement of "@" with a skull). ...
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WSL fails to upgrade distro from verseion 1 to version 2

I am having some problems upgrading WSL images from WSL1 to WSL2. I have been trying to upgrade a kali image which is on version 1: When I try to change the version with wsl --set-version kali-linux ...
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wpa_supplicant.conf not working, raspberry pi zero w not connecting to wifi headlessly

So, I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi Zero W, and it's my first time using a Raspberry Pi. I wanted to use the wifi card with monitor mode, so I downloaded the Sticky-Fingers Kali-Pi image with ...
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What is the difference between nmap -D and nmap -S?

I am learning nmap , as per my understanding nmap -S <IP> is used to spoof your scan i.e. use an IP address other than your original IP address to show that the traffic was originated from the ...
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Kali-Linux doesn't reboot and I see this message eth0: Detected Tx Unix Hang [duplicate]

I'm using a Kali-Linux installed on VirtualBox which is installed on Windows 10. If there' any other information I have to add, feel free to ask please. And Here's a screenshot of the whole screen:
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What is view-only password?

I tried to change my password for Win-Kex. But it ask me for view-only password. What is view-only password? What is the purpose of this password. ┌──(sanniddha㉿DESKTOP-TG86V73)-[~] └─$ kex --passwd ...
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Internet is not available in Win-Kex on WSL

I was installed Kali Linux's Win-KeX desktop environment on WSL 2. I followed the steps mention in Kali Documentation. But after install, when I open the Kali Linux GUI, internet was not connected but ...
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How to make another user by default in kali nethunter 2021?

i want to change the default user in kali nethunter, but i don't know how. I already added the user in kali nethunter so i want to change default user from root to my user.
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D-Link DWA-192 won't go on monitoring mode using airmon-ng

I have Kali linux running on Oracle Virtual Machine and it has problem with D-Link DWA-192 at first. It doesn't recognize it all. So I decided to investigate for installing a driver of it. github ...
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Unable to download Falco in Kali Linux

I am trying to install Falco in Kali Linux. The official download documentation can be found here. When I try and execute the command apt-get update -y I am getting following error. E: The repository ...
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Gpg behaviour Kali Vs ubuntu

I have a file, say file.txt.gpg, on a kali virtual machine, gpg encrypted with a given password. If I try gpg -d file.txt.gpg the output is: gpg: AES.CFB encrypted data gpg: gcry_kdf_derive failed: ...
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Kali linux no hdmi out put

as shown in the image above i have plugged in a monitor that kali display settings won't recon. the monitor is plugged in via HDMI port and VGA adapter(i have tried the HDMI without any adapters with ...
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Kali linux taking super long to boot

I just installed kali linux ubuntu 64bit and its stuck on the dragon booting logoenter image description here and its just stuck for like 5 hours
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Kali linux booting from usb get weird images and commands

Hi everyone after I added kali linux to usb and tried to booting it on th new pc it didn't work it showed me some commands that are not clear to me I tried with secure boot but it's not about it all ...
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Kali Hotspot with Internet access thru proxy

I have a question. My Kali laptop is only have access to the internet with a proxy (username, password, serverip an Port). Now i configured a Hotspot with Hostapd and I want to use the Internet with ...
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Kali Linux issue after update

My laptop is stuck like this since I have made an update and this window cannot be closed.
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Error using reserved port

Guys I'm using Kali Linux, I created a python script and everything is fine, but when I try to use a reserved port for this error: PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied But when I use a ...
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How to modify the apktool path

4.1 dirthy, but this version was not official of apktool, and I was having some problems, so I upgraded to version 2.5.0 and official, however I want my apktool folder to be in /usr/share but if I ...
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How to switch between desktop enviroments in Win-Kex?

Currently I am running wsl2 on my windows computer and using the win-kex application to get a GUI version of Kali Linux. I have followed the steps listed here https://www.kali.org/docs/general-use/...
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How to install Java 8 on Kali Nethunter

Guys I need to install jdk 8 for my programs to work better, many programs do not support the version higher than Java 8 so I want to install Java 8 to run better, I tried to install via apt-get, but ...
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Using Alfa AWUS036NH on a Raspberry pi 4 running kali linux

I'm having an issue with my raspberry detecting the Alfa antenna I got. I'm trying to configure and get up running the Alfa AWUS036NH on my Kali linux system (Image here. Kali Linux RaspberryPi 2 (v1....
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How to make hydra brute force in one seclists file

I am trying to crack a ftp server with brute force. However, in seclists there are ftp file but its format is like: root:password I can brute force with multiple text files with command sudo hydra -t ...
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Dependency error when installing discord

Guys I'm trying to install discord on my Kali Linux, but I'm getting this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state ...
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Openvas on Kali missing file

I've try to install Openvas on kali latest version but I've got some strange issue some of file are completely missing. when I try to gvm-start I got this error service: can't open PID file /run/gvm/...
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Cubic virtual enviropment doesn't work

Help me please, i am trying to make a custom Ubuntu distribution, But when i access virtual environment, it does not working, instead of it i see over hundred messages: You have entered the virtual ...
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How open binary file

I have a file called AndroidManifest.xml I'm studying about injecting the payload manually, and for that I need to open the file to look for another file, only when I open the characters it looks like ...
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Why do I get "Unable to locate package errors when attempting to install packages via apt-get on Kali Linux 2020.4?

I have a VM with Kali Linux 2020.4. I'm running into issues trying to install packages via apt-get When I run the following: sudo apt-get install gnome-do I get this error: E: Unable to locate ...

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