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IJSTR >> Volume 7 - Issue 4, April 2018 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Modern Day Penetration Testing Distribution Open Source Platform - Kali Linux - Study Paper

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Devanshu Bhatt



Cyber Security, Dmitry, Ethical Hacking , Exploits, Kali Linux, Metasploit, Penetration Testing



Penetration testing is extremely crucial method to discover weaknesses in systems and networks. There are numerous methods available for ethical hacking via penetration testing. This paper describes a white hat hacker techniques of penetration testing. I have conducted this test on personal system where five operating systems are configured and connected through Oracle Virtual-Box technologies. These systems were connected through NAT Network protocol, which was not connected to real internet . One virtual machine was configured with Debian Linux and two target virtual machines were configured with Windows 7 and 10 respectively, as well one target was configured with the Metasploitable Linux distribution, this distribution is intentionally insecure and developed to be used for security testing, Another virtual machine was configured with Kali Linux, which is specially modern day open source platform to help Penetration testing used by security professionals to make system and network safe while identifying vulnerabilities in number of ways, specializations, including penetration testing, forensics, reverse engineering and vulnerability assessment.



[1] https://www.kali.org/releases/kali-linux-2017-3-release/ https://docs.kali.org/category/installation

[2] http://forums.kali.org/

[3] http://www.metasploit.com/projects/Framework/

[4] https://www.virtualbox.org/

[5] http://git.kali.org/gitweb/

[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Linux

[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian

[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasploit_Project