Linux for Hackers and Pentesters

Learn Linux Skills before you learn about Hacking
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Linux Commands for Ethical Hakcer
Linux Commands for Penetration Tester
Frequently used Linux Commands
Kali Linux Exercise


  • Kali Linux
  • Basic Computer knowledge


Linux is an open source operating system for computers. Linux is a Unix-like operating system, meaning that it supports multitasking and multi-user operation. Linux is widely used for supercomputers, mainframe computers, and servers. Linux can also run on personal computers, mobile devices, tablet computers, routers, and other embedded systems. One of the most prominent examples of this is the Android mobile operating system, which is based on the Linux Kernel. Linux is capable of running many of the same applications and software as Windows and Mac OS X. Linux operating systems, software, and applications are commonly referred to as Linux distributions (distros for short).

Linux is an extremely popular operating system for hackers. There are two main reasons behind this. First off, Linux’s source code is freely available because it is an open source operating system. This means that Linux is very easy to modify or customize. Second, there are countless Linux security distros available that can double as Linux hacking software.

Malicious actors typically use tools such as password crackers, network and vulnerability scanners, and intrusion detection software. These Linux hacking tools all serve different purposes and are used for a wide range of attacks.

Password crackers are software developed for decoding passwords in a variety of formats, such as encrypted or hashed passwords. Many cracking distros offer additional functionality such as network detectors and wireless packet sniffing. Malicious actors use these Linux hacking tools because they offer a simple way to gain access to an organization’s network, databases, directories, and more. Password cracking distros are commonly used in Linux wifi hacking (Linux hacking that targets wireless networks).

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who want to kickstart their Ethical Hacking career


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Rajneesh Gupta
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9 assertive years in information security have led me to do one thing: Build InfoSec solutions that actually work.

He has worked with Organizations such as HP Enterprise, Alcatel-Lucent, Reliance Communications.

He is currently working as Principal Consultant at Tesseract Global and helps businesses make security possible by enabling visibility, engagement, and leadership.

Diverse security leadership experience, including roles in operations, system integration, security architecture, project management, Identity, and Access management, business continuity planning, IT risk management and information security.

He has delivered multiple assignments on Cyber Security, Payments, PCI DSS, SSAE16, ISO20000, BS25999, ISO 27001, Secure Architecture Design & Solution Implementation, IT Security & Risk Management, IT Audit, Advisory & Assurance and Business Process & Controls Improvement for enterprises in United States, Singapore, India, UAE & UK.

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