Kali Linux is one of the many operating systems that has full support for the Raspberry Pi, thanks to the ARM installer images. Combining Kali with a Raspberry Pi essentially gives you a portable penetration testing machine. Kali Linux can be installed and run without a monitor, keyboard, or mouse, so you will not need to worry about plugging in any peripherals to the Raspberry Pi.
In this tutorial, we will be checking the IP address on Kali Linux. This will reveal the local IP address, public IP address, default gateway, and DNS servers of our Kali Linux system. It is possible on Kali to get IP address information from command line or from GUI. We will cover the step by step instructions for both methods below.
It’s possible to reset Kali Linux password in the event that you are no longer able to login to the root user account. This happens if you haven’t logged in for a while and have since forgot Kali Linux password. In case you have not already tried, the default Kali password for root user is
toor (root backwards) on VMWare and live images. Try logging in with this password before resetting the Kali Linux password.
The objective of this guide is to show how to enable and disable the WiFi on Kali Linux. This can be done either by GUI or command line, and we’ll be showing the step by step instructions for both methods in this tutorial. This will be helpful if you’re having trouble connecting to a wireless router, or you plan to do some WiFi scanning and cracking with Aircrack-ng, for example.
In order to enable root login for Kali Linux, we must set the the root password manually. In past versions of Kali Linux, users were able to log in directly to the root account by default. On more recent versions, this has been disabled. The reasoning behind this change should be obvious, but if you’re a Kali user, you probably know your way around a Linux system by now, and there’s not much risk in letting you use the root account to log in.
Although Kali Linux downloads come with a GUI installed by default, a desktop environment is only a supplemental component of a Linux system, and is not essential. Many Linux administrators prefer to interact with the command line terminal instead of a GUI, and may even come to find the GUI as an unnecessary hindrance that they would rather do without. Like any other Linux system, it is possible to use Kali Linux without a GUI.
MAC address whitelisting sounds like a great way to prevent unauthorized access to your wireless network, but it does not work as well as you might think. The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate exactly how easy it is to spoof a whitelisted MAC address and gain access to a restricted network. In the steps below, you will see how to spoof a MAC address to gain access to MAC whitelisted network on Kali Linux.
Setting your system time and time zone is usually done when initially installing Kali. If you skipped that step during installation, have switched time zones, or your system clock has drifted out of sync, we’ll help you get it fixed. In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the time in Kali Linux from both command line and GUI.