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This tag should be used if your question involves Kali Linux, a Linux distribution based on Debian. Questions regarding Kali Linux should not be related to specific setup (installing specific driver, modifying sources.list...) but oriented toward usage of Kali Linux tools. Kali is often used for security testing and comes with a huge set of tools for that. It is not a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution.

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Does Kali Linux OS actually have malware?

I downloaded the Kali Linux 64 bit from TechSpot, and I know that it has a 100% safe download. But I ran it though Windows Security and it found 77 threats. Most of them I know are just part of Linux ...
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Pi 4 Kali 32-bit & 64-bit download corrupt and Sha256sum mismatched

I have tried downloading both the 32-bit and 64-bit images from the Kali Linux website. It produced the error of 'compress data corrupt ' after extracting the images, and Sha256sum also mismatched ...
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Kali Linux WSL 2 Windows Terminal wlan0

I downloaded Kali Linux WSL 2 Terminal to my Windows 10. However, it is not showing wlan0 even though I'm connected to the internet. Is there a way to solve this, or is my Wi-Fi adapter not compatible?...
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[Kali]: Package gtk-sharp2 is not installed

I'm trying to install a screen monitor application on my kali machine, since it's a Debian-based distribution I have to go with the option to download the .deb package file, while installing the app ...
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Timedatectl output does not change after running ntpdate command in Kali Linux

I am currently doing a pen testing CTF challenge on HacktheBox.com (HTB) that involves manipulation of Kerberos TGT tickets so need to sync my local system time on my Kali Linux instance with the ...
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Kali Linux-Headers not being installed due to rtl8188fu

I am not able to install the linux-headers-6.8.11-amd64 kernel even after repeated trying. I tried several methods - sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade, sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, sudo dkms --...
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Systemd[1]: Freezing execution kali linux

When launching my pc and choose to start up my kali linux from the grub list It reach to the loading screen when the desktop environment appears it spontaneously freez and after seconds I get this ...
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Issue with postgre database creation in Kali Linux

I just installed postgresql 16 on my Kali Linux. It's working perfectly but when I try to create a database (using the correct command line), it gives me this feedback : postgres=# create database ...
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Forcing OpenVPN process to run with a specific group using nmcli

I am struggling with this script of mine that should prepare a secure VPN connection with VPN kill switch and I need some help. What I am trying to do (in general): My goal is to set up a very strict ...
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For some reason 'last' command is not working on my Kali

Generally, last command i used for accessing /var/log/wtmp file. But I can't use it from today. After I installed the other package to activate last it is asking for a wtmp.db file open_database_ro: ...
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Kali Linux Hostname

I have tried to get rid of this space on my host name in my Kali box: ehern㉿ kali-linux I have tried to modify the /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts files with Vim and still the space before the host ...
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BlueDucky not working with Tplink ub500 bt adapter on kali

I am trying to run a CVE implementation, BlueDucky(https://github.com/pentestfunctions/BlueDucky) with my Tplink ub500 bluetooth adapter, but it fails to run. Some commands I ran to troubleshoot: ...
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Converting IP address to domain names using nginx in linux

I am trying to convert a test IP to a domain name using nginx on Linux I have created the file in /etc/nginx/sites-available and i have done using (ls -n..) the symbolic link and the file created has ...
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arpspoof issue Kali Linux

i'm running kali linux inside vmware on a windows 10 host, equipped with both eth0 and wlan0 interfaces—a wireless adapter i purchased. my wi-fi network's default gateway is set to 192.168.0.1. i'm ...
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How to install Google Chrome on Kali Linux ARM64 Virtual Machine on macOS host?

I'm currently facing an issue with installing Google Chrome on my Kali Linux virtual machine and would appreciate some help. Setup: Host OS: macOS with ARM architecture Virtualization: VMware ...
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Kali VMware Workstation crashed after upgrading and follow-up fixes. A Public Discussion

When I tried to update Kali Linux 2022.4 to the latest version (2024.2) I had the following errors: sudo apt-get update …File has unexpected size (47280544 != 47280534). Mirror sync in progress? But ...
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Kali Linux dkng issue

Fetched 105 MB in 41s (2,549 kB/s) Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package '...
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How to repair broken packages on Kali Linux

Running Kali Linux; I tried apt-get upgrade and have many problems. logs: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Trouble connecting to NAT and using Aircrack-ng in Kali Linux on VirtualBox

I am connected to my VirtualBox through Wi-Fi and have selected the bridged adapter in Kali Linux. However, when I try to connect using NAT, it is not working. Additionally, I am having problems with ...
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Cannot connect ALFA AWUS036NH (Ralink rt3070) with Kali Linux 2024.1?

I just bought ALFA AWUS036NH and Linux. It detected my adaptor when I ran "lsusb" command. But it does not connect to the adaptor. In the wifi menu the "available networks" option ...
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The phone reboots during a SYN flood test

I tried executing a SYN flood attack through my phone's internet hotspot, but the phone restarts after about 30 seconds. What might be causing this issue? p.s: I tried using hotspot from other devices
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Snowdrop Install started uninstalling my system. How can I revover?

I tried to install a piece of software called "snowdrop" via the "apt install" command. Specifically, "apt install -y snowdrop. As usual, the installation starts. Everything ...
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apt upgrade on wsl kali linux taking forever

I've just installed kali linux on a windows 11 laptop using the wsl --install -d kali-linux command on powershell. Everything was fine, Running apt update works normally, but when I run apt upgrade it ...
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How to change sda2 as a boot partition on running device

This image represent sda1(*) as a boot partition is there any possibility to change sda2 as a boot partition on a live running device. any any idea to extend size of sda1 of a running device with out ...
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Can't boot into linux on my laptop?

So, I have a transcend external HDD and have half used and decided to install linux in a partition. So, i freed space and during installation, i created a root partation, swap partation and efi ...
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Kali Linux Broadcom BCM43142 Not Working [duplicate]

I recently took an old Toshiba laptop and loaded Kali Linux onto it. Everything is working great with one exception--the wireless adapter. When originally setting up the new OS, it failed several ...
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I can't use the "cat" command

When I run the "cat file.txt" command, I get the response: cat file.txt zsh: command not found: bat This is on Kali Linux 2024.1 that I just installed on VMware Player, updated, and ...
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Kali Linux and dual boot with Grub2

I double installed windows and kali linux on my pc and now when i try to boot on kali it shows "you need to load the kernel first" how can i fix this problem?
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Kali Linux terminal autocomplete breaks hitting tab, or paste from clipboard and pressing left arrow

If I paste a command from the clipboard and hit left arrow to change the command the command changes it will duplicate the first word of the command, however if you use the cursor to it, it starts at ...
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Cant install any package in Kali Linux on WSL due to libc6:amd64

I recently created a wsl 2 environment and i am running Kali Linux on it. When trying to install metapackages, the installation process gets stuck at Setting up libc6:amd64 (2.37-15) ... indefinitely ...
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How can I change the GRUB background theme in Kali Linux?

How can I get back the GRUB boot theme which changed when I upgraded the GNOME desktop environment. I am also getting a Fedora 12 image on rebooting or shutdown This is the original theme I want back: ...
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Windows won't show up on the grub after I dual boot with kali

When I installed the kali linux with dual boot, the windows dual boot wont show on the grub. It was just an Run kali linux and Advance options. I tried already many possible solutions in the internet ...
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How to extend Encrypted persistence partition on Kali live USB

I would like to increase the amount of Encrypted persistence storage for my Kali Linux live USB. It is encrypted with LUKS encryption and is written as a DD image. My USB is a Sandisk with 32GB and I ...
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LUKS encryption: Hide disk unlock target on boot

I would like to hide the device name of the LUKS-encrypted disk that is supposed to be unlocked during boot on Kali Purple. Currently whenever I boot my system there is a password prompt and below a ...
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mysql downgrade version kali linux

10.11.6-MariaDB-2 I have this version of mysql MariaDB [(none)]> SELECT VERSION() -> ; +-------------------+ | VERSION() | +-------------------+ | 10.11.6-MariaDB-2 | +---------------...
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Black screen after installing nvidia drivers

I followed this guide to install nvidia drivers on kali linux. https://www.kali.org/docs/general-use/install-nvidia-drivers-on-kali-linux/ after reboot, keep getting blank black screen also cannot ...
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Kali - ext4_find_entry checksumming directory block 0 freezing everything giving input/output error

I'm having some problems with Kali Linux installed on a Dell notebook. It is installed on half of my SSD in dual boot with Windows, but I installed Kali later, so GRUB is from the latter. Kali was ...
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Kali linux monitor mode [duplicate]

I'm new to Kali Linux, in theory my laptop suports wifi monitor mode (Microsoft Network 3.4) but when i installed kali linux (pre-built) on VirtualBox and went through the options it was not showing ...
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Getting a loopback address on Kali Linux using virtual box

I am trying to learn more about penetration testing which has led me to create my own secure lab. I am using oracle virtual box to run a kali vm and to run a vulnerable web server I downloaded from ...
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Unable to change keyboard layout?

What the hell? Installing a fresh Kali linux from an .iso file in VirtualBox. I’ve tried everything, localctl, dpkg-reconfigure, setxmap, even trying to force write in /etc/default/xorg.conf.d, etc… ...
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"Error! Installation aborted" - dkms problem when installing or upgrading

When I tried to install something from GitHub or even update and upgrade the system, the error message shown below is displayed. This is on the Kali distribution. The problem is related to the Realtek ...
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"at" command does not run desired program / script

I am trying to learn scheduling with the "at" command, and therefore, I want to test it out and keep things simple. For example, when I type "at 00:28" (my time zone's format), and ...
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sources.list in apt file not working [duplicate]

I'm using kali linux 2024.1 i had problem with sources.list repository and couldn't fix it i thought if i delete the whole apt file and replace it again from kali packages in Gitlab but it didn't work ...
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Why is this iptables blocking the ssh to my virtual machine?

I have a virtual machine with kali running a ssh server, i want to block all traffic by ssh to this machine except from my own pc and to do it i have this iptables rules. ┌──(root㉿kali)-[/home/kali] └─...
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Can't boot to Linux USB after unplugging it

After I installed Kali on a USB, it worked fine.  After shutting off & unplugging, and plugging the USB back into the PC, it no longer appears as a boot option.  What can I do to fix this besides ...
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can't get permissions for debug folder with a custom program

I am running a program on kali Linux. The program uses Openssl and some other networking libraries. When I try to run the program I get the output below: Failed to open /sys/kernel/debug/ieee80211/...
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how to restore a backup created with kbackup

ok so I made a backup using the program "Kbackup" on my kali linux. it created a .tar archive and for the life of me i cant figure out how to restore it using kbackup because it says it can ...
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Missing headers linux-headers-6.5.0-kali3-686-pae_6.5.6-1kali1_i386.deb

Why has linux-headers-6.5.0-kali3-686-pae_6.5.6-1kali1_i386.deb been taken down? It is not on any of your repositories.
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How to resolve 'Compiled without: Available nsock engines' message in Nmap & display open ports?

I'm using Nmap in Kali Linux & trying to scan the top 100 ports for the given IP. When entered the below command, it does not display any open ports. But gives the 'Compiled without: Available ...
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Issue with `libz.so.1` when running PhantomJS

After extracting the file contents from the phantomjs archive, I ran the command phantomjs and was met with the error: phantomjs: error while loading shared libraries: libz.so.1: cannot open shared ...
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