What is Kali Linux ?

Kali Linux is the new generation of the industry-leading BackTrack Linux penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution. Kali Linux is a complete re-build of BackTrack from the ground up, adhering completely to Debian development standards.

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Should I Use Kali Linux?

As the distribution developers, one would likely expect us to recommend that everyone use Kali Linux but the fact of the matter is, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testing and security auditing.

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Downloading Kali Linux

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Alert! Always make certain you are downloading Kali Linux from official sources, as well as verifying sha256sums against official values. It would be easy for a malicious entity to modify a Kali install to contain malicious code, and host it unofficially.

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Kali Linux Default Passwords

During installation, Kali Linux allows users to configure a password for the root user. However, should you decide to boot the live image instead, the i386, amd64, and ARM images are configured with the default root password – “toor, without the quotes.

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