Kali Linux is the most famous and most used Linux distribution for security testing of computer systems, networks, and web applications. It is based on Debian and comes with a huge set of applications for pentesting.
Sometimes working in Kali Linux does not work: from root user the default password login. And if you do not know what to enter to get to desktop will not work. First, faced with this situation we begin to sort through possible chords “root-root”, “kali-kali”, “root-kali”, “root-password”, “root-pass”. After graduating from brute force kali linux, we turn to the Internet search for the answer in our situation.
Login enter without the quotes “root“ password without quotes “toor“ (if not suitable for your distribution, see the article on)
What in Kali Linux default password
First, you should decide whether it is a Live version of Kali Linux installed or used on your hard disk system.
During system installation you will be prompted to create a user account — a user name and password. These credentials will be used to log into the system.
How to change your password in Kali Linux
To change your password, run the command:
enter your old password and then twice your new password.
How to change the password for another user in Kali Linux
To change the password for another user, run the following command:
sudo passwd ПОЛЬЗОВАТЕЛЬ
What is the root password in Kali Linux
Default password root is not installed. To install it execute:
sudo passwd root
After that, you can log in as the root user.
The default password Kali Linux in VMware and ARM images
All official images, including VMware and ARM, standard credentials are:
The image’s password Vagrant
On the basis of their policy:
Password Kali Linux SSH
The SSH password is exactly the same as the password from the user in the system. Ie in standard images, the user name and password kali. After you install the system or change the user password when connecting via SSH, use the password of your account in the system.
Default credentials in tools
Some of the tools included with Kali, will use their own default credentials (the other will generate a new password the first time it is used). The following tools are the default passwords:
Configuration file: /etc/beef-xss/config.yaml
For the initial configuration program and set the password of root user, run the command:
The recommendations of the developers of Kali Linux
The distribution is intended for use by specialists in the field of computer security. Its developers do not recommend to use the operating system to users who:
Not familiar with Linux operating systems.
I want to use an operating system as a learning tool for exploring the possibilities of Linux.
Looking for the operating system General orientation: to develop, web design, games and other everyday tasks.
Not supported command “apt-add-repository”, LaunchPad and PPA. The attempt to establish Steam may cause it to fail. Tasks that are easily accomplished in a friendly for a normal user Linux distributions Kali Linux require professional knowledge and extra effort. A set of software sources is minimized. When you try to add more there is a risk of damaging the operating system. Additional services such as Bluetooth, is enabled by default in the “black list”.
Download Kali Linux
Go to the browser on the main page of distribution. Click on the link “Downloads”.
For computers with a 32-bit processor need to download the version corresponding to the bit. If the PC is not more than 10 years and at the time of purchase he did not belong among the cheapest, it is likely 64-bit. Click on the link “Torrent” next to the version of OS you are about to download and install. Download page system: https://www.kali.org/downloads/
What software supports Kali Linux
Kali Linux (like Debian, Linux Mint and Ubuntu) support the application packages DEB. Kali Linux, as well as the most user-friendly distributions, you can install VirtualBox, without abandoning the use of Windows 10, or 7 as the main operating system.
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