the BEST way to get Kali Linux!!

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Have you ever wanted your own Kali linux machine that you could access from anywhere? Well I have some good news for you! Our good friends over at Linode have you covered with their new easy to launch Kali Linux app in the Linode Marketplace and NetworkChuck is going to walk you through how to easily set it up and access that sweet sweet GUI.

Full Walkthrough(All commands and links) ⏩

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0:00   ⏩  Intro

1:23   ⏩  Get logged in and let’s get started!

3:36   ⏩  Let your Linode bake!

4:37   ⏩  How do we reach our machine?

6:45   ⏩  GUI time!
8:29   ⏩  One more thing before you go…..

10:12 ⏩  Outro

Kali Linux is the best hacking OS everyone agrees, right? So that’s why in this video, I’m gonna show you the best way to get your hands on Kali Linux, your very own hacking machine. I mean, haven’t, you always wanted that. Yes, you do. Everyone does. Even your grandma go ask her. Now there are two reasons. This is the best way. Hands down. First, it’s gonna be in the cloud, which means you can access it from anywhere and it will have its own public IP address, which will be separate from your house. And number two, it’s not just any cloud. It’s my favorite cloud ode. I use ode for pretty much everything in my business, and they are the sponsor of this video. Thank you, ode sip for coffee for them. Real quick. Ode finally has eight Kali Linux image in the cloud and they are rolling out the red carpet. 

They do everything for you seriously, with just a few clicks. You get a call linux machine, full gooey access. It might be the easiest install you’ve ever done in your life. So let’s stop talking about it. Let’s actually do the stinking thing. Here we go. Now first, if you don’t already have ode account, go ahead and go out to for slash network Chuck, or check the link below. If you’re new to Linode, you’ll get a hundred dollars credit for 60 days, which is killer. And then after that, it’s kind of stupid, but your Kelly Lenox box in the cloud will only cost you $5 a month. And that’s, if you leave it on all the time, if you only keep it on while you’re using it, it’ll cost you about 4 cents per hour, which is just stupid, cheap. It’s awesome. And is the reason why I have like a million linodes it’s also kind of stupid. 

How many I have go and get logged in. And once you’re logged in, the first thing we’ll do is go up to the top, left and click on create. And then our first option will be ode, go and click on that. Here’s where the fun starts. We’ll then click on marketplace because we’re going shopping for some hacking stuff. Click on that. And right there, I already see it. Do you see it? Kali Linux. We’re only a few clicks away. Just go and select that. Just have it selected. We’re good there. And then just scroll down a bit until you start seeing some forms here, we have our Kali Linux options. The first thing we’ll do is create our V and C user account for me. I’m gonna name that sucker network, Chuck. Now, in case you’re wondering V and C is how we’re gonna remotely access our Kali Linux instance and get that pretty gooey. 

It’s so fun. So let’s keep going and then we’ll enter our password for that user, enter something secure and something you can remember. I’m gonna do it again. Cause I forgot what I just typed. Cause I was doing it while I was talking. Now here, we got a few options. The first one, do you want to install the Cali everything package? And what that means is do you want all the hacking goodies? Do you want everything in most cases? The answers, yes. Please give me all the hacking tools in the world. I want them all. So go ahead and leave that. Yes. The next option is, do you wanna install the Cali headless package? Go ahead and select. Yes. On that. And then down here, this is pretty important. Do you wanna set up V and C access to the Cali X FCE desktop? Yes. 

You stink. And do that gives you the pretty gooey. So pretty much yes to everything. Unless you’ve got our reason and then scrolling down just a bit. You can ignore most of the other options until we get down to region for region. You wanna select something close to you. For me, that’s going to be in Dallas, Texas. That’s where your machine’s actually going to live. This cloud is in Dallas, it’s in a data center and then we’ll select our Lin node plan. How powerful we want our VM to be, which will determine how expensive it’ll be for us. Now for most of us, we want a shared CPU. And just to test the waters, I’ll select the N node one gigabyte, the cheapest option, which will give us five bucks a month or 4 cents an hour. You can always bump that sucker up later. If you want some more horsepower and then scrolling down just a bit, we’re almost done. 

We’re going to name the sucker, Cali Lenox in the cloud, and then into your root password. And if you’re familiar with SSH keys, you can use that too. That’s totally optional. Password will work just fine. And then if you scroll down, that’s pretty much it you’re ready down here at the bottom. Right? Go ahead and click on create Le node and the journey begins go. Now you’ll notice that up. The top left here. Your Cali Lennox is baking. It’s baking it’s provisioning. And in a moment it’ll say booting, and then it’s done booted like yeah, there, there it goes. It’s running now don’t get too excited. Yes, your machine is up and running right now. It’s actually still waking up. Leno is running a bunch of scripts to install all the things you wanted. So if you selected, I want everything. Well, it’s gonna give you everything. 

But sometimes everything takes time. In fact, it might take about half an hour or so. So just be a little patient. And at the same time, let’s go ahead and monitor the progress. So up here at the, uh, top, right, we’ll click on launch li console, delicious click on that. And this will show you kind of what’s going on. So I would lead this up. You’ll feel kind of cool. Just watching it. Like the matrix is gonna do its thing for a bit now. Like any good cooking show, I already have a dish ready to go outta the oven. Smells great. It’s over here. If I launch his li console, you’ll see that it just gives me a login screen. That’s how you know yours is ready. Don’t do a dang thing until you see that don’t reboot. It just don’t touch it. <laugh> hands off. 

But once yours is done and it looks like this, let me show you how to access that sucker. And I’ll show you on both windows and Lennox and Lennox will be the same as Mac. So here’s how it’s gonna work right now. Your machine is in the cloud and you are down here. You have a beard, sorry, ladies, for us to be able to reach that machine and connect to us securely, we have to establish and build ourselves a tunnel. We’re gonna tunnel our way up to the cloud and don’t worry. This is like really easy to do. It’ll be one command and we’re gonna be using SSH. So go ahead and fire up your command. Prompt on windows CMD. And if you’re on Mac or Linux, it’ll be terminal. Now the good news is that the command is pretty much the same across the board, type it with me. 

It’ll be SSH space, tick or dash capital L space. And then we’re gonna specify some ports here. This first one will be 61,000. Just like that. Then we’ll do colon type in local host. Now this will all make sense. I’ll explain it here in a bit. Then we’ll do one more colon and then 5, 9 0 1. Now you might be new to ports. That’s totally okay. But just know that here we’re defining the port. We’re gonna connect to locally and this is the port we’re connecting to remotely. It’ll make more sense here in a bit when we actually make that gooey connection, that was a weird sentence. So just after the ports, we got some more options. We’ll do a dash capital N. Case is important here, and then we’ll do a dash lowercase F we’re almost done. Now we’ll do that. V and C username. You did earlier when you were setting up your call, Linux, mine was network. Chuck, the video editor go and flashback in the past and show that menu op, I’m gonna name that sucker network. Chuck network. Chuck I’ll do an at symbol. And then here is where we’ll paste in our public 

IP address of our call Lenox box. So I go back to Lin node here for big Cali. His IP address is right here. Perfect for hacking. I’m gonna click that box right there to copy it. Copy. And then I’ll jump back into my terminal and paste it right there. So right here, this one command is all you need to securely bur your way up to the cloud to create your tunnel. So make sure yours looks like this. I will have the commands below so you can copy and paste. Just make sure you change my information to your information. Go ahead and hit enter. It’ll ask you for a password or maybe it’ll ask you for a fingerprint thing. Just type in yes. And then put your password in. And then nothing happens, which will be normal in windows. It’s it’s working. If we do the same thing in Linux or Mac, it’ll just go away. 

Let me show you. Yeah, see it just disappeared. So bam, we have our secure tunnel and now we can get our V and C application, our V C viewer to securely cross that tunnel and connect us to our call Lenux and the cloud. Now you will need a V and C viewer client. Thankfully, these are free. The one I like to use is VNC. Viewer. I have a link below. Once you get that installed, you’ll see something like this right here in this address bar. This is where it might be kind of weird. We’re gonna type in local host colon 61,000. This address specifying that port is gonna go over our tunnel. So go ahead and head enter. You should get this little pop up here saying, whoa, Hey, Hey, this is not secure. It’s not encrypted. It’s okay though. You’re going over a tunnel. 

And that tunnel is protecting you already click continue. It’s gonna prompt you for your password, the password you set for your BNC user and bam. There it is. Now. It’s, it’s kind of ugly. <laugh> I agree if you’re probably thinking that we can change that real quick. I’m just gonna right. Click that menu up here. Go to properties and say, yo, picture quality. I don’t have to be high. Bam. <laugh> much better. That’s pretty ed. Oh man. I can launch my terminal, which is white. For some reason it’s changed that right now. It’s weird. Okay. That’s a little bit better. Got browsers. I mean, we’ve got everything we stink and need. Look at all these things over here in Lennox, you can install tiger V and C viewer a VT installed it’s tiger VNC dash viewer, which I already have installed. Oh wait, pseudo. So just like this. 

And once you have it installed, just type in V and C viewer and your terminal. It’ll pull up a little window. Same story here, type in local host colon, and then the port six 50, 1000 easy for me to say and connect. Same deal, VNC password magic. That was kind of cool. As I have two sessions open. So it’s kinda like controlling, both weird. <laugh> doing one from windows and one from a Linux computer. And you know, that’s pretty much it like you’re set. You’re good to go. Whenever you do want to access your hacking machine, your Cali Linux, VM, and the cloud, you will need that tunnel. Just remember that command, save that somewhere. But once you have that tunnel up, you just access it via VNC. I love this. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. And it’s my favorite way now to use Cali. 

Now I do wanna show you one more thing that tunnel you built. It may not be intuitive to know how to tear down the tunnel. If you want to do that, especially on windows, windows being real dumb about it. Let me show you how to do it real quick. I’ll start with, uh, Lennox, cuz it’s the absolute easiest way to do it. Go and launch a terminal and it’s probably be the same in Mac as well. I believe it is the same. And we’ll use the PS command dash aux and see it’s already completing for me cause I was doing it earlier and we’ll just grip 

For the port 5, 901. The command will look just like this and it’s gonna pull up this little process right here. Notice how it’s the same exact command we had earlier. We’re gonna kill that process. We’re gonna murder. And if you’re like, whoa, killing processes, what does all that mean? I gotta hold Lennox series covering that. So check it up up here. We’re gonna grab the process ID, which is this guy right here, 42,000 a eight. And we’ll do this command kill dash 9, 4 28 0 8. Done that tunnel is done. Let’s do the same thing on windows here in windows. We’re gonna use the net stat command. So type in net stat in your command prompt, we’ll do a dash eight and oh, just some fun options there. And then we’ll do a pipe and we’ll use the fine string option to find something. So F I N D S T R and then inside quotes, we’ll paste in the IP address of our Kelly Lenox box. 

This guy right here, this will find the process for us. There it is right there, that TP connection and what we want kinda the same as Linux as we want this process ID. And then we’ll kill it with our next command. Command is task kill, task kill, and we’ll have a few options. We’ll do a for slash capital F and then a Ford slash P I D. And right after the P I D will specify the process ID 4, 2, 1 64, goodbye process. He’s done and notice our <laugh> V and C window just died. Cause we lost the tunnel, the tunnel’s dead and gone. And with that same command earlier, we can bring it back up. So yeah, that’s it. And my humble opinion, the best way to spin up your own Cali Lennox machine, your own hacking machine in the cloud. And speaking of hacking, have you hacked the YouTube algorithm today? Let’s make sure you do hit that like button notification, belt comment, subscribe. I think that’s it. Yeah. Make sure you hit all those cause you have to hack YouTube today. Ethically of course. Yeah. That’s pretty much all I have. Thanks for joining me and, and having some coffee with me and I’ll see you guys in another.

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