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Security+ Training Online | Lab | Linux Terminal (2/2)

kali linux terminal Apr 30, 2018

Alright yes! yes! yes!

The last time we go together I introduced you to the Linux terminal and how to find help using any Linux command.

Today we're going to investigate the top Linux commands you'll need to know for the SY0-501 exam.

  • ping
  • ifconfig and ip
  • netstat
  • tracert
  • arp

Let's start with PING.

Using PING in Linux

Using PING in Linux isn't all that different from using PING in Windows.  But there are a few notable differences which we should get into.

The unique thing about PING in Linux is that it never stops until you explicitly tell it to stop. 

So when I type:

ping 10.1.30.16

My Linux box will continuously ping the target until I press Ctrl + c

There's a nice little trick to get around that though:

Type:

ping 10.1.30.16 -c 10

Using the "-c" command line switch I'm able to limit my pings to a count of exactly 10.

You can also specify the amount of time your Linux box should wait before sending the next PING packet (also known as an ICMP echo request).

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Security+ Training Online | Lab | Linux Terminal (1/2)

kali linux terminal Apr 23, 2018

Yes! Now it's time to have some fun with Linux.

Today we're going to introduce to the world's most popular penetration testing and ethical hacking Linux distribution: Kali Linux. (pronounced "CAL - LEE")

Kali is the standard beloved by both white-hat hackers and evil attackers alike.  It offers a complete suite of attack tools that a competent hacker can use to attack and compromise systems and networks.

Today we're going to start things off with a basic introduction to the Linux terminal. You'll learn:

  • How to launch the terminal in Kali Linux (and how to get around)
  • Understanding the weird and wacky world of Linux case
  • Getting help on any Linux command (without needing Google)
  • Next week we'll look into using ping, ifconfig, ip, netstat and tracert,

Are you ready to jump in?  Let's do this baby!

How to launch the terminal in Kali Linux

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Security+ Training Online | Lab | Sharing Files in Kali (Part 7 of 7)

file sharing kali vmware Apr 02, 2018
 

Yo!

Welcome back.  This is the last post in our seven part series on setting up our Security+ Pro hacking lab.  Here's what we covered so far:

Each post has a detailed step-by-step walk through with tons of screenshots and a step-by-step video to help you along the way:

  1. How to Setup VMWare Workstation
  2. How to Download Kali Linux for your hacking lab
  3. How to Install Kali Linux from scratch (step-by-step)
  4. How to Configure Kali Linux (you know, how to pimp out the interface)
  5. How to Legally Download and Install Windows 10 for Free
  6. How to Install VMware Tools (open-vm-tools) in Kali Linux
  7. How to share folders with your VM

Now today I want to show you how to enable file sharing between your Kali Linux VM and your host; this is, your physical computer.

There are two techniques for doing this.  Both are pretty easy but it took me a long time to figure this out for some reason.

The first step is to enable file sharing.

How to Share Folders in VMWare Workstation

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Security+ Training Online | Lab | Customizing Kali Linux (Part 4 of 7)

kali lab Mar 12, 2018
 

Yo!

What's up baby - so this is part four of our seven part series which walks you through creating your own Security+ hacking lab (so you can pass the test with confidence).

We've already covered how to setup VMWare Workstation and how to download and install Kali Linux.  Now I'm going to show you how to personalize Kali Linux which will make it way more fun to use.

Here's the rundown:

  1. How to Setup VMWare Workstation
  2. How to Download Kali Linux for your hacking lab
  3. How to Install Kali Linux from scratch (step-by-step)
  4. How to Configure Kali Linux (you know, how to pimp out the interface)
  5. How to Legally Download and Install Windows 10 for Free
  6. How to Install VMware Tools (open-vm-tools) in Kali Linux
  7. How to share folders with your VM

We are midway through our training session on configuring our hacking lab for the Security+ exam.


We are going to do five things in this training lesson:

  • Change the Kali Linux screen resolution to 1920x1080 HD
  • How to make the screen resolution...
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