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Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

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Penetration Testing What You Should Know   Kali Linux is a free security auditing operating system and toolkit that incorporates more than 300 penetration testing and security auditing, delivering an all Lin Lone solution that enables IT Administrators and security professionals to test the effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies. Kali Linux offers a smoother, easier penetration testing experience, making it more accessible to IT generalists as well as security specialists and its adherence to Debian Development standards provide a more familiar environment for IT Administrators. The result is a more robust solution that can be updated more easily. Users can also customize the operating system to tailor it to their needs and preferences. All the programs packaged with the operating system have been evaluated for suitability and effectiveness. They include Metasploit for network penetration testing, Nmap for port and vulnerability scanning, Wi

What is Linux

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  Linux is an   open source operating system (OS) . It was originally conceived of and created as a hobby by Linus Torvalds   in 1991 . Linus, while at university, sought to create an alternative, free,   open source   version of the MINIX operating system, which was itself based on the principles and design of Unix. That hobby has since become the OS with the largest user base, the most-used OS on   publicly available internet servers , and the only OS used on the   top 500 fastest supercomputers . Perhaps the best thing about Linux is that it's  open source . Linux is released under the  GNU General Public License (GPL) . That means that anyone can run, study, share, and modify the software. The modified code can also be  redistributed, and even sold , but must be done so under the same license. This differs greatly from traditional operating systems —Unix and Windows, for example—which are proprietary, locked-down, and delivered as-is and unmodifiable. What is and is not include

The Dark Web and Cyber Security

 The dark web brings to mind images of malicious agents sneaking around online in search of illegal drugs, personal information, and the newest ransomware software. The deep web’s origins, however, lie with the U.S. government, according to Symantec’s Medium.com article, “Scratching the Surface: What You Should Know About the Deep and Dark Web.” The dark web refers to sites and services that aren’t indexed by search engines (making it a part of the deep web) and cannot be accessed using a regular internet browser (a characteristic specific to the dark web). Sites that end in “.onion,” for instance, can only be accessed anonymously and their web URL must be known in advance. Cybercriminals share such sites with each other and can reduce or eliminate unknown persons reaching their site accidentally via a Google search. Those who hold an online cybersecurity master’s degree know that the deep web is an enormous source of hacking knowledge and software. Studying hacking forums on the deep