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National Institute of Technology Sikkim


Submitted to:
Mr. Pankaj Kumar Kesharwani
• Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at
advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali
contains several hundred tools which are geared towards
various information security tasks, such as Penetration
Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and
Reverse Engineering. Kali Linux is developed, funded and
maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information
security training company.
• Kali Linux was released on 13th march, 2013.
Some important features of Kali Linux
• It has more than 600 penetration testing tools.
• It is free to use and one doesn’t have to pay for it.
• It is open source Git tree.
• It provides multiple language support and so on.
Kali Linux Installation Requirements
• Installing Kali Linux on your computer is an easy process. First,
you’ll need compatible computer hardware. The hardware
requirements are minimal as listed below, although better
hardware will naturally provide better performance. The i386
images have a default PAE kernel, so you can run them on
systems with over 4GB of RAM. Download Kali Linux and either
burn the ISO to DVD, or prepare a USB stick with Kali Linux Live
as the installation medium. If you do not have a DVD drive or USB
port on your computer, check out the Kali Linux Network Install.
Installation Prerequisites
• A minimum of 20 GB disk space for the Kali Linux install.
• RAM for i386 and amd64 architectures, minimum: 1GB,
recommended: 2GB or more.
• CD-DVD Drive / USB boot support
Preparing for the Installation
• Download Kali Linux.
• Burn The Kali Linux ISO to DVD or Image Kali Linux Live
to USB.
• Ensure that your computer is set to boot from CD / USB in
your BIOS.
• The default password of kali Linux for root user is toor.
Importance of project for users
• Through this project user will come to know the advantages of Kali Linux.
• Users will also know how to install and use Kali Linux.
• Users will become familiar with the commands and its working.
• Most Linux distros are free, users do not need to pay for a copy. In addition, Linux distros
can be freely downloaded and legally installed on as many computers as you want and
freely (and legally) given to other people. Because most distros are open source, you
have access to the source code and can customize Linux to be whatever you want it to
be; you can even create your own distro if you like.
• Linux is very stable i.e. Linux system rarely crashes.
• Linux is very vulnerable to computer malware.
• With kali Linux hacking becomes more easier since one has all the tools.
Presented By:-
• Ashish Ranjan Dey [B150117CS]
• Gaurav Kumar [B150139CS]
• Shaheen Fatima [B150042CS]