Userland refers to space outside of an operating system kernel, meaning anything that doesn’t have root access. We can use an app to install Kali Linux or any other android operating system supported on Nexus or Oneplus unrooted Android phones. While this is pretty incredible but, there are some limitations to this. In general, you can communicate with the instance of whatever Linux device you want via SSH or VNC. VNC gives you a full graphic user style interface, whereas SSH is more simple but limits you to the command line. The best device for hackers is an android phone in which the Kali Linux is installed because mobile phones are more convenient and portable than laptops or personal computers. Let us see how we can use Kali Linux Nethunter on unrooted Android phones.
To follow along, you will need any unrooted Android phone. You can use any android phone because it doesn’t need to be rooted to work.
The second thing you need is an efficient internet connection.
You need to install NetHunter app from the following link: https://store.nethunter.com/
After installing the store, you need to install the following things such as Hacker’s keyboard, Nethunter Kex client, and Termux. You may get stuck while installing Termux, as the option of installing does not appear. In this case, you need to ignore this and press the enter button.
Write the following command on the Termux application.
How to use:
After opening the Termux app, you can go for one of the following options given below.
If the KeX is running in the background but has no password, then you have to open KeX again and need to enter the required password. This is done using the command below.
KeX can send back by pressing CTRL+Z and,
If you want to use KeX, You have to start the KeX client. After this, you need to enter your password and press the connect button.
You can also customize the setting for a better and decent review. You can do this by pressing the option of Advance Setting.
You can use the following tips for a better function of Kali Linux. If you have enough storage space in your android phone, you can run apt to install Kali Linux in a full version as well. For this purpose, you need to run an apt update after the complete installation of Kali Linux.
You have to install Chromium because unrooted devices do not support firefox. Edit the application by clicking on the application menu.
Not all the penetrating tools work on unrooted Android devices. The same is the case with the utilities.
Type the following command in the Termux for a regular backup.
Ethical hacking can easily be done via your mobile phones by just sampling installing Kali Linux following the steps mentioned above. Depending upon your convenience, you may also use SSH for this purpose.
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Kali Linux is a Debian-based distro developed and maintained specifically for advanced Penetration Testing and Security by one of the world’s leading information security training companies, Offensive Security.
Commonly referred to as the perfect OS for hackers, it is a complete rebuild of BackTrack Linux with full adherence to Debian development standards and was first released on 13th March, 2013, since then it has always come straight out of the box with a ton of tools geared towards Information management, Computer Forensics, Reverse Engineering, and Security research, among other tasks.
The beauty of Kali Linux is that it can be used by beginners and security experts alike, it can be set up like any other Linux distro to watch movies, play games, develop software, e.t.c.
Kali Linux Desktop
With that being said, here is a list of The First 10 Things to Do After Installing Kali Linux.
1. Update, Upgrade, & Dist-Upgrade
You need to perform an update and upgrade all your workstation’s dependencies to prevent app failures and ensure you have the latest of everything required for your system to function properly.
Upgrade Kali Linux
2. Customization: Improve Kali Linux’s Look & Feel
This one is a no-brainer. You need to be able to make your workstation look the way you want it to and for that, you need to install the gnome-tweaks tool, which is a free desktop customization and settings manager for Gnome desktops.
Customize Kali Linux Using Gnome Tweaks
3. Filezilla FTP Client
If you have decided to run Kali Linux then you are likely to run some FTP-related tasks down the line and your workstation will not be complete without an FTP client. My pick is Filezilla and you can install it with this simple command.
Install Filezilla FTP Client in Kali Linux
4. Install Tor Browser
Now you have an awesome Linux distro it’s time you got an awesome browser as well and Tor Browser is the way to go. It has inbuilt proxy settings to keep your online presence anonymous and your data private.
Install Tor in Kali Linux
5. Disable the Screen Lock
By the time you get to this number, you must have noticed that the clean Kali installation ships with an auto-lock feature which, for me, can be a bit annoying; especially if I only left my computer for a moment to get some more cups of coffee while running Kali on a VM.
Do this by heading over to Settings > Power and changing the ‘Blank screen‘ option to never. Next, return to your main settings menu and under privacy, switch off the ‘Screen lock‘.
Disable Screen Lock in Kali Linux
Turn Off Screen Lock in Kali Linux
6. Install Software Center
The software center is a GUI app from which you can download apps online directly to your desktop. If you already have a one installed in your Kali Distro then you can skip this number but chances are you wouldn’t.
The good news is that you can install it using this simple command:
Install Software Center in Kali Linux
7. Install GDebi Package Manager
Kali comes with dpkg for package management but you could run into issues after installing apps because it doesn’t automatically install apps’ dependencies.
Although such issues are becoming less of a problem with workarounds like Snaps and Flatpak, most of the apps in the market are not available as sandboxed packages and not all apps can be installed from the software center. It is therefore important to install GDebi.
Install Gdebi in Kali Linux
8. Install Katoolin
Katoolin is a tool with which you can add and remove all the necessary Kali Linux repositories and as well as install Kali Linux tools.
Installing Katoolin is straightforward as long as you follow these steps
Install Katoolin in Kali Linux
9. Install VLC Media Player
VLC is arguably the best media player available in the market with numerous online articles to defend its case and it is free.
If you want to run VLC as root use the command:
Install VLC in Kali Linux
10. Install Other Important Apps
This involves installing apps off your list of must-have Linux apps. For example, you might want to run Google Chrome instead of Firefox. You might need to install Java’s Runtime Environment or a text editor like Visual Studio Code.
There are a plethora of apps (both free and paid) to choose from so knock yourself out!
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