Installing Kali Linux as a VMware Virtual Machine

Kali Linux is arguably the most popular Linux distribution designed for Penetration Testing, Security Auditing and Digital Forensics. It is free and it does include more than 600 penetration testing tools. 

In the video below we will create a VMware Virtual Machine running the latest version of Kali Linux.
After installation we will apply the latest updates.

Official Kali Linux Downloads URL:

Offensive Security Download Page URL:

Default Kali Linux credentials:
User: root
Password: toor

Commands used to update the  Kali Linux installation:
apt-get update
This command downloads the package lists from the repositories and retrieve information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies.
apt-get dist-upgrade
This command installs the newest versions of all packages currently installed on the system, from the sources updated as per the previous command. This command also intelligently handle the dependencies, so it might remove obsolete packages or add new ones.


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