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    HI, when using kali, how does one use a secure VPN or mask IP on the internet?




    Also look into the tor browser



    Step 1: Enable VPN on Kali Linux

    By default , vpn is not configured in Kali Linux. If you want to connect vpn in kali linux , first install pptp and network openvpn in Kali linux using apt-get install. for this login to Kali linux as root user and type the following command in terminal.

    aptitude -r install network-manager-openvpn-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome network-manager-strongswan network-manager-vpnc network-manager-vpnc-gnome

    On some cases, you might have to restart network-manager and networking, so type the following command:

    service network-manager restart

    Step 2: Enable IP forwarding

    Check whether IP forwarding is enabled in Linux:

    cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
    It should return 0 or 1 (Normally it should return 1)

    If it is zero (0) you need enable IP forwarding by:

    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
    gedit /etc/sysctl.conf

    Now the sysctl.conf file will open up then edit the following line 26 and 27: net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1


    # Uncomment the next line to enable packet forwarding for IPv4


    # Uncomment the next line to enable packet forwarding for IPv4

    and save.

    Step 3: Register on Security KISS (vpn provider)

    After successfully done the above two steps now time to register on Security KISS by clicking the following link:

    Type your email id then click on create button.

    Open your mail and login with given client ID and password to Client Area.

    Download the configuration bundle from Client area (Use the download link generated in SecurityKISS Client Area).

    Unzip the files.

    Now you have 4 files named client.crt, ca.crt, client.key and README.txt.

    View the README.txt file to find the list of SecurityKISS gateways (In this tutorial i am gonna use the Miami gateway, you can see i am highlighted that in the following screenshot )

    Step 4: Configure OpenVPN connection

    In the network connections find ‘Configure VPN‘

    Select VPN tab and click on Add button.

    Choose OpenVPN connection type and press Create button.

    Now an editing window will open up, Configure the following information:

    1. Enter connection name indicating server location, protocol and port.
    2. In the Gateway field enter one of the IP address from the list you found in README.txt.
    3. Authentication type should be ‘Certificates (TLS)‘.
    4. Click on User Certificate and navigate to unzipped config file client.crt.
    5. Click on CA Certificate and navigate to unzipped config file ca.crt.
    6. Click on Private Key and navigate to unzipped config file client.key.
    7. Put in your password for your account.

    Now click on the Advanced button.

    Tick ‘Use LZO data compression‘ and ‘Use custom gateway port‘ check boxes.

    (Enter port number according to the selected server from README.txt.)

    If the server you selected from the list is marked as TCP you also need to tick ‘Use a TCP connection‘ and click ok to save settings.

    Mark Available to all users then click on save button.

    Now you can see the new connection with the gateway name in the network connections manager window (see the following screenshot of mine).

    Step 5: Test the tunneled connection

    Connect from the VPN connections.
    Go to network manager and click to VPN Connections and connect.

    You can verify if your IP address has changed by opening their geographical-location website:

    Successfully connected to the free VPN.

    Final Words

    VPN provides vastly improved online anonymity, and protects your entire on-line life. In addition to this, because ISPs cannot monitor your online activity, it is an effective means of bypassing ISP throttling.

    VPN is secure, It allows you to bypass proxies, Firewall, monitoring and content filtering. But there’s always that drama when you’re using VPN, it sometime is slow and sometime is not that secure you’d think (Nothing in this world is 100% secure). But for countries like Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, China, North Korea etc. where content filtering is done in National Level maybe it’s a way to get the voice out.

    To stay completely anonymous you should first crack a nearby access point so that your initial point of contact with the internet cannot be traced directly to you. For this I would recommend you read: How To Hack Wi-Fi WPA/WPA2 With Kali Linux

    For additional anonymity you should them use proxy chains to further obscure your location. For this you should read my previous post: Kali Linux Tutorial: Setting Up ProxyChains + Tor For Anonymity And Security

    There is no simple way to achieve anonymity online. Even TOR can be compromised, as the recent darknet busts have shown. If you can carry out the instructions in the two tutorials above you will be much more difficult to track than most. Hope this helps.



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