Kali Linux has not only become the information security professional’s platform of choice, but evolved into an industrial-grade, and world-class operating system distribution–mature, secure, and enterprise-ready. In this post, we brought you a free Kali Linux book, Mastering Penetration Testing Distribution.
Through the decade-long development process, Muts and his team, along with countless volunteers from the hacker community, have taken on the burden of streamlining and organizing our work environment, freeing us from much of the drudgery. They provided a secure and reliable foundation, allowing us to concentrate on securing our digital world.
An amazing community has built up around Kali Linux. Every month, more than 300,000 of us download a version of Kali. We come together in online and real-world training rooms and grind through the sprawling Offensive Security Penetration Testing Labs, pursuing the near-legendary Offensive Security certifications. We come together on the Kali forums, some 40,000 strong, and hundreds of us at a time can be found on the Kali IRC channel. We gather at conferences and attend Kali Dojos to learn from the developers themselves how to best leverage Kali.
However, the Kali team has never released an official Kali Linux manual, until now.
Kali Linux Revealed – Mastering Penetration Testing Distribution
In this book, we’ll focus on the Kali Linux platform itself, and help you understand and maximize Kali from the ground up. The developers will walk you through Kali Linux features and fundamentals, provide a crash course in basic Linux commands and concepts, and then walk you through the most common Kali Linux installation scenarios. You’ll learn how to configure, troubleshoot and secure Kali Linux and then dive into the powerful Debian package manager. Throughout this expansive section, you’ll learn how to install and configure packages, how to update and upgrade your Kali installation, and how to create your custom packages. Then you’ll learn how to deploy your custom installation across massive enterprise networks. Finally, you’ll be guided through advanced topics such as kernel compilation, custom ISO creation, industrial-strength encryption, and even how to install crypto kill switches to safeguard your sensitive information.
Whether you’re a veteran or an absolute n00b, this is the best place to start with Kali Linux, the security professional’s platform of choice.
Whether you’re new to infosec, or a seasoned security veteran, the free “Kali Linux Revealed” online course has something to teach you. The saying “You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation” rings true in the information security field as well, and if you use (or want to learn to use) Kali in a professional way, you should familiarise yourself as best as you can with the internals of the penetration testing distribution – and that’s what this training is all about – turning you into a Kali Linux professional user.
Learning how to master Kali gives you the freedom to create Kali Linux Recipes like the Kali ISO of Doom, or the Kali Evil AP. You’ll be able to build optimized and custom Kali kernels, host them on your repositories and create your custom Kali Appliances – and there’s so much more.
Download the free Kali Linux Book: Kali Linux Revealed Book
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Use the Kali Linux OS proficiently.
- Automate, customize and pre-seed Kali Linux Installs.
- Create Kali appliances such as the Kali ISO of Doom.
- Build, modify and host Kali packages and repositories.
- Create, fork and modify simple Kali packages.
- Customize and rebuild your Kernel.
- Deploy Kali over the network.
- Manage and orchestrate multiple installations of Kali.
- Build and customize Kali ARM images.
- Create custom penetration testing devices.