Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux – Part 1: Objective

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Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux – Part 1: Objective

>> Welcome all, to this series of Kali Linux for Ethical Hacking. This is first part and we’ll be seeing some of the intentions of this series.

Kali Linux is a special OS for Hacking and Penetration Testing Tools (for “White Hat” use).

# It’s used for:

– Improving system security
– Use in authorized environment only
– For those who understand networking fundamentals


# What you should expect from this series

– Getting familiar with more than 100+ tools used for Ethical Hacking
– Building an isolated Test Networks (Physical/Virtual)
– Practicing in a “Sandbox” test network
– Running Terminal Commands via Kali Linux, which is used for penetration testing


# Initial recommendation

– You must have a virtual environment ready with Kali Linux installed. (Confused? Watch some  YouTube videos – including my my tutorial: (Skip to ”Ethical Hacking in Nepali” Playlist, Part 4

. . . Assuming that you have gone through above process. . .

> > Updating Kali Linux Packages:

# Help and Documentation

man <command>
<command> -h
<command> -help
<command> –help


# Getting Current Advanced Package for Kali Linux (apt-get):

Go to terminal of Kali Linux and run:

man apt-get (gives detail about apt-get)

apt-get -h (for help option of apt-get)

Now, we’ll use the ‘update’ command (…assuming you have connectivity to internet…)


apt-get update

Done ?


apt-get upgrade


. . . Depending on your net speed, it will upgrade all packages it retrieved. . .


A quick note: This series is only for educational purpose. Practice this series in a lab, in a virtual/separate network and always avoid illegal activities. If you can, then support us to fight the bad guys.

See the other posts in this series:

Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux – Part 2: Finding Hidden SSIDS
Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux – Part 3: Bypassing Mac Address Filter
Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux – Part 4: Breaking WPA2 Wireless
Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux – Part 5: Rogue Wireless Access Points
Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux – Part 6: Nmap (Network Mapper)

By: Bijay Acharya (

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  1. Great Work, Thanks alot

  2. Great, thank a lot!!! 🙂

  3. The challenge with running Kali Linux inside a virtual machine is that the PHYSICAL wifi adapter will only show up as a VIRTUAL ethernet adapter. The recommended way to get around this problem is to buy a USB wifi adapter which can be configured in Kali, assuming you buy a model that is supported.

    This link below actually shows an alternate way around this problem using Docker virtualization, but this assumes that your base operating system is a type of Linux, not Windows.

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