Tag: kali linux



Kali Linux 2.0 (x64) system upgrade GUI fix

by on Oct.08, 2015, under Code, Posts

When Kali Linux 2.0 came out I decided to upgrade my laptop to this version through the upgrade process (which took very long keep in mind.. it may have just been quicker to just reload the OS). Upon completion of the upgrade process I noticed the desktop GUI and windows didn’t look quite right. Additionally the theme wasn’t right either. Long story short I had to install these packages to fix the issue:

gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0
gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0
gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0
gkbd-capplet
gnome-accessibility-themes
gnome-backgrounds
gnome-bluetooth
gnome-brave-icon-theme
gnome-calculator
gnome-colors-common
gnome-contacts
gnome-control-center
gnome-control-center-data
gnome-core
gnome-desktop3-data
gnome-dictionary
gnome-disk-utility
gnome-font-viewer
gnome-icon-theme
gnome-icon-theme-symbolic
gnome-keyring
gnome-menus
gnome-mime-data
gnome-online-accounts
gnome-online-miners
gnome-orca
gnome-packagekit
gnome-packagekit-data
gnome-packagekit-session
gnome-screenshot
gnome-session
gnome-session-bin
gnome-session-common
gnome-settings-daemon
gnome-shell
gnome-shell-common
gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock
gnome-shell-extension-easyscreencast
gnome-shell-extension-proxyswitcher
gnome-shell-extension-refreshwifi
gnome-shell-extension-workspacestodock
gnome-shell-extensions
gnome-sushi
gnome-system-log
gnome-system-monitor
gnome-terminal
gnome-terminal-data
gnome-theme-kali
gnome-themes-standard:amd64
gnome-themes-standard-data
gnome-tweak-tool
gnome-user-guide
gnome-user-share
kali-desktop-gnome
libgnome-2-0:amd64
libgnome-bluetooth13
libgnome-desktop-3-10
libgnome-keyring-common
libgnome-keyring0:amd64
libgnome-menu-3-0
libgnome2-0:amd64
libgnome2-bin
libgnome2-common
libgnomekbd-common
libgnomekbd8
libgnomevfs2-0:amd64
libgnomevfs2-common
libgnomevfs2-extra:amd64
libpam-gnome-keyring
libsoup-gnome2.4-1:amd64
network-manager-gnome
policykit-1-gnome

Or you can simply run this quick and dirty script (using sudo obviously):

View as txt here:

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Kali Linux NetHunter

by on Dec.22, 2014, under Posts, Videos

It looks like my Kali Linux chroot environment has been superseded per se. I am very excited about Kali Linux NetHunter (http://nethunter.com/), and this may drive me to purchase a Nexus 5 so I can have OTG support and perform wireless attacks more easily versus having to use a Y USB cable with my current Nexus 4.

I had a HID attack idea for the Nokia N900, but it appears the folks over at offensive-security have put something together for the Android/Nexus platform. Please have a look at this video:

Kali Linux NetHunter HID Attack from Offensive Security on Vimeo.

One caveat I have noticed is that NetHunter currently only supports Nexus series devices:

(From nethunter.com ):

Supported Devices:

The Kali NetHunter image is currently compatible with the following Nexus devices:

  • Nexus 4 (GSM) – “mako” – EXPERIMENTAL SUPPORT
  • Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE) – “hammerhead”
  • Nexus 7 [2012] (Wi-Fi) – “nakasi”
  • Nexus 7 [2012] (Mobile) – “nakasig”
  • Nexus 7 [2013] (Wi-Fi) – “razor”
  • Nexus 7 [2013] (Mobile) – “razorg”
  • Nexus 10 – “mantaray”

With that being said, my article on weaponizing the android platform may still be of use to a lot of you who don’t own Nexus series devices: http://zitstif.no-ip.org/?p=811

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Android Lollipop breaks Kali chroot

by on Nov.17, 2014, under Posts

For those of you who are looking to update your Android version to Lollipop and wish to continue using the chroot environment I have shown how to setup here, please hold off! You can do so but at your own risk. Currently my chroot environment is not functional because I get ‘permission denied’ when I try to run the same script as I’ve always done before with my rooted Nexus 4 with previous versions of Android (up to 4.4.4). I’m highly confident that the issue is related to Android Lollipop’s PIE system, though I could be wrong. Over at the XDA forums, it appears that there is a workaround, but it still doesn’t fix the ‘permission denied’ issue that I’m experiencing. However it may help you with other apps:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/development/fix-bypassing-pie-security-check-t2797731

This bypass method did fix SSHDroid, but caused some issues with other apps.

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