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    anonymous
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    I am interested in hacking and Cybersecurity, But i am still a beginner, So i had this question to ask because it is interessting to know if:

    Can someone use Kali Linux in a Virtual machine and hack with it as if it is installed as a main OS?

    I mean Is there a difference Between using an OS in a Vm or Installing it?

  • #365293

    Linkk_93

    kali is not like a magic OS, where all the hacking options are toggled on. It is a normal OS, which has just a lot of free tools pre-installed.

    depending on what you want to do, you will probably not see a huge difference between it installed in a VM or not. it may be a hassle to get the NIC through the VM, but maybe you don’t want or need that anyway.

  • #365294

    swepettax

    Yes, one huge that i know of. If you run it directly on a RPI, you can use the wireless NIC, but if you run it in a VM, you need another NIC aside from whatever built in wireless card you may have.

  • #365291

    Hobbs_Goblin

    Personally have a preference using it in a VM for testing. Kali can break following some updates and when you’re tinkering and it’s useful being able to revert to a snapshot when that happens. Plus portability of your VM is handy.

    Also it’s an OS worth looking at as just a tool and not a useful main OS to have. But that’s my two cents.

  • #365292

    Sh00t3rMcg4vin

    Yup for sure you can! As others mentioned just get yourself a USB wifi adapter like an Alfa for wireless attacks. Also make sure you understand the difference between Bridged and NAT networking modes as they can have an impact.

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