Kali Linux

by Offensive Security

A program allowing one to install and run open-source penetration testing

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Offensive Security

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Kali Linux is an operating system (OS) based on Debian, Knoppix and BackTrack distributions. During its creation, developers intended to create a convenient environment for testing applications and web resources for security.

Kali Linux distribution includes a large number of pre-installed utilities that will help the user to check the reliability of protection of personal data and various services. These include traffic analyzers, port scanners, modernized browsers, network attackers, reverse engineering, password recovery and malware patch downloads. In the hands of a professional, they become powerful tools to counteract criminals and those who engage in illegal activities online. The OS configuration provides a number of settings to help avoid unauthorized access and system infection. By default, only a limited number of people are allowed to build software packages for the environment: each package is marked by the developers. The Debian repository is used to download applications and software packages. At your own risk, you can expand the list of trusted repositories and reduce the overall security level of the system.

Kali Linux is considered one of the best operating systems for computer security and forensics specialists. It offers the most relevant tools to test the security of websites and programs right out of the box, as well as reliable protection that will help to avoid the penetration of various network threats and intrusions by cyberfrauders.

- more than 600 tools for security testing and auditing;

- free access to the source files of the operating system for everyone;

- Compliance with the FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard)

- Injection protection;

- support for a variety of ARM devices;

- possibility of changing the interface language in the OS settings.

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