I downloaded Kali Linux and installed it on an old PC. Although the download ISO file was larger than 3Gb, it was downloaded quite fast.
It’s full a cool features and probably the best distro for offensive security. The new 2.0 version will be available on August 11, 2015. I’ll make sure to update to that version.
There’s a lot of hacking tools i will have to test in the next few days, i just need to increase security before i start. This version of Linux is definitely not for beginners, especially those who have never used a Linux distro before. Any new software install is usually done in “terminal”. More info can be found on kali.org
For beginners, i recommend Ubuntu Gnome, it’s probably the easiest version of Linux. It has a software center where you can easily install all the applications you need.
I will write another article as soon as i update this Kali Linux to version 2.0
Yesterday, i got my first cryto currency wallet. It was easier than i thought. A friend referred me at Electrum Litecoin and it took about 3 minutes for me to install/get my secure wallet. You can download either for Linux, Windows or Mac.
“Electrum-LTC is a simple, but powerful Litecoin wallet. A twelve-word security passphrase (or “seed”) leaves intruders stranded and your peace of mind intact. Keep it on paper, or in your head… and never worry about losing your litecoins to theft or hardware failure. No waiting, no lengthy blockchain downloads and no syncing to the network.”
This is a screen capture of the application. (May differ depending on the OS, i’m on Linux)
As you can see, a friend of mine just sent me 7.9 litecoins. Waiting for the transaction to complete (usually very fast). You can see a green check mark on the left when the transaction is completed.
When sending litecoins, there is a very small transaction fee of 0.001 LTC. You have a “receive code” that you can find under the “receive” tab. You can choose for how long that code will be good for.
The next step is to open an account on an exchange. The one i use is “Bitfinex“. To check the value of your litecoins, you can go to bitcoinwisdom.com . After your Bitfinex account is open, you can trade for Bitcoins, buy or sell. You can even transfer your profits directly in your paypal account, your bank account or your credit card!