2. Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing with Kali Linux – VirtualBox

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What is VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application. What does that mean? For one thing, it installs on your existing Intel or AMD-based computers, whether they are running Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. Secondly, it extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. So, for example, you can run Windows and Linux on your Mac, run Windows Server 2008 on your Linux server, run Linux on your Windows PC, and so on, all alongside your existing applications. You can install and run as many virtual machines as you like — the only practical limits are disk space and memory.

Why VirtualBox?

VirtualBox creates a safe environment for ethical hacking and in the case of a crash/memory dump/etc., it allows us to instantly restore backups . This is useful when you are testing stuff and in our case, we are going to test a lot of things so it’s better to do stuff on VirtualBox.

Downloading and Installing VirtualBox:

Download Virtual box – https://goo.gl/l3wrf

Virtual box Official Website – https://goo.gl/r47Ep

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