Tuesday, 26 July 2016

How to Create You Lab on Kali Linux - Using VMware or VBox

Before you start - Here are something that you need to consider..

  • Install VirtualBox or Vmware
  • Install LiveCD in VirtualBox or Vmware
  • Boot and try out your LiveCD


There are lots of tutorials available on the internet related to hacking but the big problem lies in testing your theoretical skills. Unless you don't have practical exposure to hacking, you cannot really understand the strength of it. The technique I will discuss here will be advantageous for those who have only single system and want to set up a testing network using it. In case you have multiple systems then you can easily test for your skills by making one system as target and other as attacker.
VMware Workstation 12 Pro - Leading Edge PC Virtualization VMware Workstation 12 Pro

Download VMware Workstation or Player

The best way to practice hacking is within a virtual environment. Essentially, you set up a hacking system, such as Kali Linux, and some victims to exploit. Ideally, you would want multiple operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, as well as a Linux flavor) and applications so that you can try out a variety of hacks.

Virtual machines and a virtual network are the best and safest way to set up a hacking lab. There are several virtualization systems out there, including Citrix, Oracle's VirtualBox, KVM, Microsoft's Virtual PC and Hyper-V, and VMware'sWorkstation, VMware Player and ESXi. For a laboratory environment, I strongly recommend VMware's Workstation or Player. Workstation is commercial product that costs under $200, while Player is free. You can also get a free 30-day trial of Workstation.

Player is limited to just playing VMs , while Workstation can both create and play VMs. Let's download VMware's Workstation or Player here.

Then - For you Images you can download a pre-built image. As it will allow you to save some time, you don't need to build the image from scratch. Here is a link for you to download several Linux pre-built Linux Images on SourceForge.

I don't encourage you to download pre-built Windows VM from anywhere, for the single fact that Microsoft itself provides you with pre-built Windows VM for you to use on your VM Lab. Again I did the research for you and here it the link for you to download the Windows of your choice,  Obs: Remember Windows only allow you to use those VM images for 30 days. Please, READ Microsoft TERMS AND CONDITIONS before you use their software here is the url for you.

Keep posted - This tutorial continues on Part 2

Also check this Handful tutorials I have found online:

Checkout our tutorial videos below. Learn more about.
  1. OWASP AppSec Basics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDbWvEwBBxo
  2. OWASP SQL Injection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pypTYPaU7mM
  3. OWASP Cross Site Scripting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z9RQSnf8-g
  4. OWASP Strict Transport Security: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEV3HOuM_Vw