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INTRODUCTION 
• Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution And 
a member of UNIX OS Family. 
• Maintained and Funde...
History 
• Knoppix , ancestor of Kali Linux was the first ever 
bootable Live Linux Operating system , which is still in 
...
History contd… 
• The latest version, BackTrack 5, is built on Ubuntu 
Lucid and contains some 350 penetration testing 
to...
History contd… 
• The solution was to rebuild the distro bottom-up 
by making Kali Debian based. 
• Kali Linux has 300 too...
More About KALI LINUX…. 
• Open Source 
• Has Monolithic type Kernel 
• Available in 32-bit and 64-bit images for use 
on ...
Features of KALI LINUX 
• Has more than 300 penetration testing tools. 
• Multilingual Support 
• Completely Customizable....
What is Penetration Testing? 
“The process of evaluating systems , 
applications , and protocols with the intent of 
ident...
Flexibility of KALI LINUX 
• Kali Linux can run natively when installed on 
a computer’s hard disk or, 
• Can be booted fr...
Kali Linux Penetration-Testing 
Programs 
Kali Linux is preinstalled with numerous penetration 
Testing programs:- 
• nmap...
Difference between Kali Linux and 
Ubuntu 
Ubuntu 
• Ubuntu is a general 
desktop and server 
distribution. 
• Designed to...
Information Security Certifications 
Offensive Security Ltd. Provides Courses and 
Certifications related to Kali Linux. T...
Developer’s point of view… 
Mati Aharoni is the founder and core developer of Kali 
Linux project , as well the CEO of Off...
 Official Website- www.kali.org 
 Wikipedia 
 www.offensive-security.com 
 www.coresecurity.com 
 www.slideshare.net ...
Thank You
Any Queries ?
Presented By : 
Mr. Chanchal Dabriya 
Mr. Harsh Chawla 
At “Techno India NJR Institute of Technology , 
Udaipur(Raj.)”
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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION • Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution And a member of UNIX OS Family. • Maintained and Funded by Offensive Security Limited. • Primarily designed for Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics. • Developed by Mati Aharoni and Devon Kearns of Offensive Security. • Rewrite of Backtrack.
  2. 2. History • Knoppix , ancestor of Kali Linux was the first ever bootable Live Linux Operating system , which is still in existence. • Knoppix project was then forked into Whoppix and then re-forked into WHAX. • WHAX was then re-branded and streamlined into the BackTrack , the predecessor of Kali Linux. • BackTrack had a long reign of almost seven years as the pentesters and hackers choice. • BackTrack is a customised native environment dedicated to hacking. As of 2011 it was used by more than four million amateur and professional security researchers.
  3. 3. History contd… • The latest version, BackTrack 5, is built on Ubuntu Lucid and contains some 350 penetration testing tools. • However, as of March 2013 the venerated distro was decommissioned and replaced by Kali Linux. • The main issue with BackTrack v1-v5 was that it was a headache for dependencies. Too many pentesting tools embedded within BackTrack all struggled to co-exist within the dependencies.
  4. 4. History contd… • The solution was to rebuild the distro bottom-up by making Kali Debian based. • Kali Linux has 300 tools which automatically work within the Kali ecosphere. Kali also has been created with the clean “File system Hierarchy Standard” and offers vast plug and play wireless support. • The main attraction was the ARM support provided by Kali Linux. Incidentally, you can also create your own .iso file with Kali through the Debian lifebuild feature.
  5. 5. More About KALI LINUX…. • Open Source • Has Monolithic type Kernel • Available in 32-bit and 64-bit images for use on hosts based on the x-86 instruction set. • Also available as an image for ARM architecture for use on Raspberry Pi and Samsung’s ARM Chromebook. • Its newest version Kali Linux 1.0.9 was released on 25 August 2014.
  6. 6. Features of KALI LINUX • Has more than 300 penetration testing tools. • Multilingual Support • Completely Customizable. • Free and Always will be. • Vast Wireless device support and Compatible with USB. • GPG signed packages and repos. • ARM support(ARMEL & ARMHF)-Kali Linux has ARM repositories integrated with mainline distribution.
  7. 7. What is Penetration Testing? “The process of evaluating systems , applications , and protocols with the intent of identifying vulnerabilities usually from the perspective of an unprivileged or anonymous user to determine potential real world impacts…” Or in other words …we try to break into stuff before the bad guys do…
  8. 8. Flexibility of KALI LINUX • Kali Linux can run natively when installed on a computer’s hard disk or, • Can be booted from a live CD or a live USB or, • It can run within a virtual machine. • Available for ARM devices like Samsung Chromebook, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Raspberry Pi , CuBox , and a lot more. • KALI LINUX can also be installed within a chroot environment on an android device.
  9. 9. Kali Linux Penetration-Testing Programs Kali Linux is preinstalled with numerous penetration Testing programs:- • nmap - a port scanner. • Wireshark - a packet analyzer. • John The Ripper - a password cracker. • Aircrack-ng – a software suite for penetration testing wireless LANs. • iKat- a hacking tool
  10. 10. Difference between Kali Linux and Ubuntu Ubuntu • Ubuntu is a general desktop and server distribution. • Designed to satisfy general Desktop and Server requirements and also targeted in some Smart TV’s. • Developed by Canonical Ltd. and released back in 2004. Kali Linux • Kali Linux is a specialized distribution. • Primarily designed for purposes like Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics. • Developed by Offensive Security Ltd. and released on 13th March 2013.
  11. 11. Information Security Certifications Offensive Security Ltd. Provides Courses and Certifications related to Kali Linux. These Certifications are namingly:- • OSCP- Offensive Security Certified Professional • OSWP- Offensive Security Wireless Professional • OSCE- Offensive Security Certified Expert • OSEE- Offensive Security Exploitation Expert • OSWE- Offensive Security Web Expert
  12. 12. Developer’s point of view… Mati Aharoni is the founder and core developer of Kali Linux project , as well the CEO of Offensive Security. Acc. To him-- “It is critical to take the view of the attacker to see if your defenses are working." This was the main idea behind the development of KALI LINUX.
  13. 13.  Official Website- www.kali.org  Wikipedia  www.offensive-security.com  www.coresecurity.com  www.slideshare.net  www.itnews.com.au  www.blackhat.com/us-14  www.concise-courses.com/security
  14. 14. Thank You
  15. 15. Any Queries ?
  16. 16. Presented By : Mr. Chanchal Dabriya Mr. Harsh Chawla At “Techno India NJR Institute of Technology , Udaipur(Raj.)”
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