Using a non kali distribution for pentesting

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Using a non kali distribution for pentesting

Post by Xen0phanes on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:31 am
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So I've been using linux mint for a while now, and I was wondering if it's possible to perform penetration tests on mint. I know Kali is the standard when it comes to pentesting, but since they're boih based on Debian they'd more or less be similar (i.e. Kali has more tools). I was thinking of just installing tools on mint and then working from there. What do you guys think? And by the way I've tried Kali on virtualbox and it wasn't really doing it's job (probably due to average specs) -_-
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Re: Using a non kali distribution for pentesting

Post by Goatboy on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:50 am
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Of course it's possible - why wouldn't it be? Kali just bundles everything up for you.
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Re: Using a non kali distribution for pentesting

Post by Xen0phanes on Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:53 pm
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Goatboy wrote:Of course it's possible - why wouldn't it be? Kali just bundles everything up for you.


Awesome. Most books I've tried reading always begin with installing Kali or Backtrack so I thought that it was necessary haha
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