How to set up Kali Linux live USB – Part 2

So, we’ve got the Live USB set up with encrypted persistence, what should you do now to get this set up how you like it?

I’ve put some of the things I personally do on a fresh Kali install.

Install Git and register a git lab account

By using gitlab, you can set your uploads to private and by using the git command you can backup folders to your gitlab account with ease.

visit to sign up for your account and install git to Kali using the below command

sudo apt install git

This also lets you clone git repositories by just typing git and then the url for the repository

Update it

Once you’ve got your USB, I would always just check for updates first by using the below commands

sudo apt update

sudo apt full-upgrade -y

You can use these whenever you want to check for updates and then install them.

A better text editor

My personal favourite text editor is Atom, I don’t have anything against nano or vim, just atom is easier for editing scripts. To install, just use the below;

sudo apt install atom

Terminal Multiplexer

I love multiplexers and my go to is always tilix! This lets you have as many terminal windows open all within one single terminal window which is amazingly useful!

To get tilix just use;

sudo apt install tilix

Kali Metapackages

Kali is amazing!

But, there are more tools out there than what comes with it! Kali has metapackages you can install to add on tools that you suit your needs.

Metapackages link HERE

Have a look through and if you see any you want or need use the below command to install it;

sudo apt update && sudo apt install kali-linux-sdr

NOTE: kali-linux-sdr is the name of the Software Defined Radio metapackage, the ones you want to install will all have a name like that which you use instead.

Change your default password!

The password for kali is the same default for everyone, along with the SSH keys. I recommend changing these from their defaults.

To change SSH keys use the following;

cd /etc/ssh/
dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server

To change your kali passwords type;

passwd kali

Install an RDP client

I have been using mine a lot in the OSCP

The one i use is called Remmina which I’ve used for both Windows and Linux remote desktop. Its easy to install, configure and use.

To get it just use;

sudo apt install remmina 

Hope you liked my post about what i do to configure my Kali install!

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