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Hacking with Kali

Practical Penetration Testing Techniques

Hacking with Kali introduces you the most current distribution of the de facto standard tool for Linux pen testing. Starting with use of the Kali live CD and progressing through installation on hard drives, thumb drives and SD cards, author James Broad walks you through creating a custom version of the Kali live distribution. You’ll learn how to configure networking components, storage devices and system services such as DHCP and web services.

Once you're familiar with the basic components of the software, you'll learn how to use Kali through the phases of the penetration testing lifecycle; one major tool from each phase is explained. The book culminates with a chapter on reporting that will provide examples of documents used prior to, during and after the pen test.

This guide will benefit information security professionals of all levels, hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, and beginning and intermediate professional pen testers, as well as students majoring in information security.


Information Security professionals of all levels, hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, beginning and intermediate professional Pen Testers, and an academic audience among information security majors.

Paperback, 238 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-0-12-407749-2


  • Introduction

    Getting and Running Kali

    Hard Drive Installation

    Thumb Drive Installation

    SD Card Installation

    Building a Custom Live CD

    Updating Kali and Installing Additional Software

    Configuring Network Devices

    Configuring Servers and Services

    Configuring and Accessing Internal and External Media

    Introduction to the Pen Testing Life Cycle




    Maintaining Access


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