1 hour 39 minutes
Hello and welcome to this Callie fundamentals video. I'm very excited to be with you here today.
We've been doing a lot of work, and I'm sure you're asking yourself
when are we going to get started? When are we going to start working with the distribution? Well, the good news is, is we're going to give it introduced. Now, we're going to talk about basic navigation through the distribution and really, this is where the rubber starts to meet the road in this lesson and in this course
So the objectives of this lesson is for you to walk away, feeling comfortable. And, um, you know, having a high level understanding of where some of the things are in Cali, Lennox. Now, this distribution, maybe a little bit different if you're using the labs that we pointed out earlier that you can use. But
I'll also do a quick tour
of that environment as well, so that you're on the same page as we're moving forward and working through these things together.
So I'm gonna go ahead and pull up my session that I've got. This is a live boot. So as we discussed, this is not persistent between reboots. And so we're gonna work through this together and talk about what we're looking at. So when you do a lot of boot,
um, you don't log in using a user name and password. It comes straight to the desktop here.
And so for those of you that want to do a full installation, just note that when you initially goto law again or do the installation, it will ask you to change the password I recommend doing so. I'm not using any defaults or any weak credentials with this distribution.
taking your attention to the left hand side here, we've got this bar and this bar has several applications on it. You know, top to bottom. We've got our Web browser terminal, which we can use to enter some commands and do things of that nature. We've got File Explorer essentially here, like we do in Windows,
and then we've got some security testing and pen testing tools.
At the bottom, we have leaf pad, which is essentially like a text document or a text pad that we can use in Lenox,
and we've also got show applications at the bottom. So this is much like the application menu on a phone or tablet hour on an apple devices. Well, as in windows, you've got the start menu where you can search for different applications. And this is pretty much everything that you've got in the distribution right now. So you,
as you can see on the right hand side,
we've got these little bubbles here, and as we scroll through, it just shows us that were in that next section with respect to the applications that we're looking at here.
Now, if at any point in time, you've got something you're looking for, like in map or there's just a disc utilization, you can start to type that if you know what you're looking for. And look, there's my disk utilization or disk thing here so I can click into that, and it shows me my current home directory. And then I can click into
the actual distant I'm using,
and it starts to go to work and show me some things here. But that's not our focus for today. So that is, ah, high level view of the bar here to the left. Now in the top right hand corner, you've got what's kind of like a start menu would be the windows and that you can drill into that and you've got some different settings and things you can do here.
You've got the ability to long out
and reboot and power off the current session. You can lock the screen with the lot button here and then in the bottom left hand corner. We've got our settings button, so this will pull up
a menu that we've got here. So we were in details Right now we've got users here, but if we back out will notice that we've got a number of different settings and areas that we can go into. So if you plan on using the distribution day today and you want to do some customization, we've got backgrounds, notifications,
search region in language that if you want to change
the languages and the format of those you can, you know, go in here and do whatever is going to best suit you and your needs. We've got some universal access settings that we can use here is, well, online accounts. Again, if we're using the distribution day to day, you can connect to some clown accounts here.
Privacy sharing sound, et cetera
s o. If you're looking to check your sound card or figure out what something's not working, you can do some research and look through some settings here
power much like we do for Windows when we want the screen to go blank or suspend et cetera.
We got network settings, which we can drill down into
and actually see our network settings and make some changes and do things of that nature
on devices, you know, input devices, display information, etcetera that you could make changes to and manipulate. And then down here, the bottom. It kind of brings us back to this users date time area that we were in earlier. I'd be recommend if you're going to use the distribution for day to day tasks
that you add a user to this that does not have,
route privileges right now running as the root account. If you make a mistake, accidentally believe a file that you don't mean to. If you're exploring the distribution and you make a mistake, that could cause a lot of trouble for you. So I always recommend that you add a user that doesn't have administrative privilege and you use that user as you're exploiting and looking through some things and learning the ropes.
But of course, when you need to do some security testing and you're,
you know, needing to use some of the tools and things of that nature you're gonna wanna run as your administrative account. In this case, which is route
in the top left hand corner, we've got this applications drop down. It does a really nice job of laying everything out again. These are the favorites that you saw on the desktop earlier, so you'll notice that this actually matches the layout over here in the corner. And then, as you go through this, it's essentially there's tool categories that we talked about in previous lessons.
You'll see that some tools or applications are in multiple areas,
but essentially each of these categories is, you know, got some applications in it that will help you to do things like post exploitation techniques or exploitation tools, reverse engineering, et cetera, and then at the bottom, you've got some usual applications accessories, calculator, things of that nature, etcetera, that you can use and
mess with their
Now that's essentially a very high level overview of some of the locations and things of that nature. The one thing I do want to mention is you do have that file explore here is well as places at the top, which is much like the
component that you have under your user account windows, which gives you your desktop folder, documents, downloads, et cetera, and then computer, which will allow you to browse into some of the other directory. So this is your home directory here, which is essentially where your stuff lives, right? It's much like your user profile on Windows.
Everything outside of this is very much system and applications and other things.
So, like we said, if you accidentally delete something here, you may have to reinstall the distribution. That tool may not work later, so just be cautious as you work through this.
Now, this would be what you'd be looking at if you had just installed Callie. Or maybe this has changed since this distribution, and you've got something different you're looking at. But those were the the kind of high level details there. So let me go ahead and show you a lab environment that we had discussed earlier in our lessons as well. So
right now on Cyber Eri,
I'm looking at the host Data Integrity Base Lining Lab. So we're gonna launch this real quick
And what you'll see here is once this gets up and running,
there's actually a Cali virtual machine that's in this lab environment. And so if you're not looking to install everything and do all the work as faras like downloading the hyper visor Cantlie getting that running, get in that going, you can just log in and get started right away here.
So you'll note that the password for this is tour typically with the county distribution. You're going to do route as the user name tour as the password,
and instantly you'll see. There's a few differences here. We don't have the favorites bar. You know that the icons look a little different,
but as you can see, we still have system settings. Some of those other areas air now broken out a little bit more, you know, so really, just get familiar with the distribution that you're going to enjoy using. That's going to be the most beneficial to you applications here a little different. They've got a Cali directory that actually has those tools
broken down into the same category as we were looking at earlier.
So depending on the distribution that you're using, your just gonna want to get comfortable with it as we get into the course where we're really gonna be working on to the terminal here
and so you can follow along in any of the exercises that will be doing or lessons that will be doing with this lab environment if you choose to use it as well. And so with those two things in mind,
that is essentially what we're looking at with respect to getting comfortable with the distribution, you need to really, as I would say, bust your knuckles on it, you know, break a few things, get into a few things, check some things out. Don't do anything illegal. Of course. Don't tryto hack any I ps or do any fancy, you know, tool utilization. At this point in time, you know, just
get to know the distribution, get to know where things are at,
do some additional reading and get to understand what's really gonna work for you and what you're going to enjoy seeing and how you wanna have it laid out
Now in summary, you know this lecture. We took a brief, brief look into the account of Cali desktop and how things were laid out. We looked at, of course, the version that we recently downloaded, as well as the version that's available to you and your labs. And we got a feel for where things rant and in what things,
due at a very high level, with respect to what's under settings and
what we have as faras applications and things of that nature. And so I want to thank you for your time today, and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Kali Linux Fundamentals
In this Kali Linux training course, you will learn about the industry-standard tool for penetration and security testing.