Kali Linux Improves Penetration Testing

1 - Kali Linux Improves Penetration Testing
2 - Live USB Get Encrypted Persistence
3 - Kali Linux Includes Security Tools for Information Gathering
4 - Metasploit Provides a Penetration Testing Framework
5 - John the Ripper Cracks Passwords
6 - ZAP Helps Find Web Application Vulnerabilities
7 - Kali Linux Provides Automated SQL Injection Tools
8 - Social Engineering Made Easy With SET
9 - WordPress Security Is Just a Scan Away
10 - Researchers Can Make Sense of Data With Maltego
11 - Kali Linux 1.0.7 Is Powered by Linux 3.14
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Kali Linux Improves Penetration Testing

by Sean Michael Kerner

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Live USB Get Encrypted Persistence

Kali Linux 1.0.7 users may now choose to run the distribution from a USB drive that can be updated and encrypted.

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Kali Linux Includes Security Tools for Information Gathering

What makes Kali Linux particularly powerful is its comprehensive list of integrated security tools that enable researchers and penetration testers to audit, analyze and test.

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Metasploit Provides a Penetration Testing Framework

The open-source Metasploit 4.9.2 penetration testing framework is part of Kali Linux 1.0.7, providing security researchers with 1,302 different exploits.

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John the Ripper Cracks Passwords

The weak link for many organizations is bad passwords. With the John the Ripper password cracker, researchers can test for weak passwords.

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ZAP Helps Find Web Application Vulnerabilities

The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) enables security researchers to find vulnerabilities in Web applications.

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Kali Linux Provides Automated SQL Injection Tools

SQL Injection is one of the most common forms of attack on the Internet today, enabling hackers to get data by injecting malicious commands into a database. With the sqlmap tool in Kali Linux, security researchers get an automated SQL injection and database takeover tool to test against targets.

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Social Engineering Made Easy With SET

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) provides security researchers with tools and attacks to test out the vulnerability of an organization to a social engineering attack.

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WordPress Security Is Just a Scan Away

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in use on the Web today, making it one of the most attacked as well. With the WPScan tool included in Kali Linux, security researchers can proactively scan WordPress installations to find vulnerabilities.

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Researchers Can Make Sense of Data With Maltego

In a typical penetration testing exercise, a security researcher can find lots of information and data. Helping to make sense of that data is where the Maltego application can be of help. Maltego is an open-source forensics and intelligence application.

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Kali Linux 1.0.7 Is Powered by Linux 3.14

At the heart of the Kali Linux 1.0.7 distribution is the recent Linux 3.14 kernel, which was released on March 30.

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