Considered to be an entry level capture the flag (CTF) challenge, Blue is a fun little room that gives you a taste of what is involved in attacking and escalating privileges on a vulnerable machine, using a real world example of a common exploit.
Let's discuss and demonstrate using the Metasploit framework to exploit a vulnerability we found and gain an initial foothold on the target system.
Nmap is a free, open source network scanner that is used to discover hosts and the services those hosts are running. It provides a wide range of features and functionality, from operating system discovery and vulnerability detection to simple port scanning and enumeration.
'Crack the Hash' is a fun little challenge that demonstrates the fundamentals of cryptographic hash cracking and the importance of a long password, hashed with a strong algorithm.
I love using i3 + i3gaps on my minimal Debian builds as not only does it look super 1337 hackerman lvl 9000, it is lightweight performance wise and is pretty easy to use. So have I decided to try it out on Kali Linux.