how to install kali linux in virtual box

this post is complete guide for install kali linux on virtual box for windows os.

if you have no idea about what is kali linux then go to my previous post . i also wrote on various virtualization software like virtual box or vmware to compare them go to here

in this post we will use virtual box for install kali. i am showing tutorial here for windows if you are a mac user then you can follow whole tutorial but before you need to download virtual box and kali for mac os instead of .exe

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A Detailed Guide on Kali Linux

A detailed guide on kali linux-

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. It was developed by Mati Aharoni and Devon Kearns of Offensive Security through the rewrite ofBackTrack, their previous forensics Linux distribution.[2]

Kali Linux is preinstalled with over 600 penetration-testing programs, including nmap (a port scanner), Wireshark (a packet analyzer), John the Ripper (a password cracker), Aircrack-ng (a software suite for penetration-testing wireless LANs), Burp suite andOWASP ZAP (both web application security scanners).[3][4] Kali Linux can run natively when installed on a computer’s hard disk, can be booted from a live CD or live USB, or it can run within a virtual machine. It is a supported platform of the Metasploit Project‘s Metasploit Framework, a tool for developing and executing security exploits.[3]

Kali Linux is distributed in 32- and 64-bit images for use on hosts based on the x86 instruction set, and as an image for the ARM architecture for use on the BeagleBoard computer and on Samsung’s ARM Chromebook.[5]

Kali Linux is based on Debian Wheezy. Most packages Kali uses are imported from the Debian repositories.[6]  (the above details are copied from wikipedia)

Features of kali everyone should know

Full Customisation of Kali ISOs

Full customisation of Kali ISOs with live-build allowing you to create your own Kali Linux images – Kali Linux is heavily integrated with live-build, allowing endless flexibility in customising and tailoring every aspect of your Kali Linux ISO images. Want a non-root user, KDE version of Kali with only the top 10 tools installed? We have a Kali Linux live build recipe for that!

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VirtualBox or Vmware comparison [VirtualBox v/s Vmware]

This post is all about to VirtualBox v/s Vmware. Here is complete guide to compare VirtualBox or Vmware- The best two Virtualization software ever. by using this way you can install different Operating Systems in your host machine. Most Kali Linux lovers uses VirtualBox or Vmware only. But when you ask which should i go with then most will prefer to use VMware. Here you will get a reason why to use and which one is for you.

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