Ethical Hacking Setting up your Hacking Machine on Windows 10

Setting up your Hacking Machine on Windows 10

Hello Friends, welcome back. Today we are going to learn how to setup our own Hacking Machine on Windows 10. This is first a part of multiple upcoming sessions related to setting up our own Hacking Machine to do ethical hacking or penetration testing.

As all of us know, most people love to make use of windows and would not want to modify to every other operating system. This doesn’t suggest they do not know how to use other operating systems, it is just windows is just too easy to make use of. In this a part of tutorial we are going to cover topics listed below:

  1. Installing Oracle VM Virtual Box on Windows 10
  2. Installing Kali Linux 2020.2 on Oracle VM Virtual Box

Lets start with setting up our own hacking machine or you’ll be able to say lab to conduct ethical hacking and penetration testing.

Installing Oracle VM Virtual Box on Windows 10

Step 1:

First of all download Oracle VM Virtual Box from their official web site utilizing below link:

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

To download it for windows, click on Windows Host as shown in below snapshot:

Download VM Virtual Box for Windows 10 OS
Click on Windows Host to download latest version

Step 2:

Once you could have download virtual box, lets start the installation via double clicking on the downloaded package, below screen shall be shown:

Install virtual box on windows 10 OS - Step 1
Install virtual box on windows 10 OS – Step 1

Click on Next button as highlighted above to proceed to next screen:

Install Virtual box on Windows 10 OS - Step 2
Install Virtual box on Windows 10 OS – Step 2

You can customize the above installation as per your want however for time being lets keep as is state. Click on Next to proceed:

Select the shortcut menu options during installation
Select the shortcut menu options during installation

After selecting the required shortcut options as per you want, click on next to proceed:

click yes to proceed with installation
Click Yes to proceed with installation

Click Yes on above screen to proceed with installation:

Click install to install the selected virtual box features
Click install to install the chosen virtual box features

Click on Install to install the chosen features of virtual box. Once the installation is complete you will note below screen:

Installation complete for Virtual Box
Installation complete for Virtual Box

Now we’ve completed the installation of Virtual Box on Windows 10 OS, lets open the Virtual box.

Installing Kali Linux 2020.2 on Oracle VM Virtual Box

Kali Linux is one of many most famous operating system for Hackers and it is a should have operating system since we’re setting up our own Hacking Lab because it has almost all hacking tools inbuilt on it. Installing the Kali Linux on Windows via VM Virtual Box will give us freedom of getting both OS on identical machine and could be accessed in Parallel. Without losing a lot of our time, lets learn how to install Kali Linux 2020.2a on Oracle VM Virtual Box.

Step 1:

First of download the Kali Linux 2020.2a version for VM Virtual Box from Offensive Security Portal by visiting below link:

https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vm-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/#1572305786534-030ce714-cc3b

Select the ‘KALI LINUX VIRTUALBOX IMAGES’ on page as shown and download any of 32 Bit or 64 Bit versions as per your want. We shall be utilizing 64 Bit Image.

Download Kali Linux Virtualbox Image
Download Kali Linux Virtualbox Image

It will take some time to download, as soon as downloaded. Open the Virtual Box and Click on Import as shown below:

Click on Import to proceed with installation
Click on Import to proceed with installation

On you click on Import, below screen will come, click on right folder ICON to import the Download Virtual Box Image as shown:

Click on Folder Icon to import the Kali Linux Image
Click on Folder Icon to import the Kali Linux Image

Select the OVA File and click on next as shown below:

Click Next to proceed
Click Next to proceed

Now you’ll be able to customize the installation as per your want, we recommend keeping things as is and if something shouldn’t be right we will change is later post installation:

Customize the name and appliances as per your need
Customize the name of VM and appliances as per your want

As you click on import, term and conditions popup will appear on your screen, select agree as shown below to proceed:

Click on Agree to accept terms and conditions
Click on Agree to simply accept terms and conditions

As you click on Agree, the below popup of progress will come, let it complete, it should take an approx 2 minutes time.

Importing Virtual Image to complete installation
Importing Virtual Image to finish installation

This will complete basic installation on Kali Linux Image on your Virtual Box. Once completed, you will note something like below:

Import of Kali Linux Image is Complete
Import of Kali Linux Image is Complete

Click on Start to start the Kali Linux Virtual Machine we’ve just created.

Now whereas starting the machine, we will get error like below resulting from missing installations, we will just disable them and proceed with start for time being. For example, i acquired USB2.Zero error as show in below snapshots:

Virtual Box Error
Virtual Box Error

Click on Details as highlighted above to see more details of the error.

USB 2.0 Controller Not Found Error
USB 2.0 Controller Not Found Error

We can see USB 2.0 Controller not found error. You can see the rationale for the message and it is quick repair as well. So to repair this error either install ‘Oracle VM VirtualBOX Extension Pack’ or simply disable USB2.0 Support.

For time being let’s disable the USB 2.Zero as shown below:

Click on USB Controller to Disable it
Click on USB Controller to Disable it

Once USB Controller is disabled, lets start our Kali Linux Virtual Machine again as shown below:

Start Kali Linux Virtual Machine Again
Start Kali Linux Virtual Machine Again

Now Kali Linux Virtual machine will start as shown below:

Kali Linux Login Screen
Kali Linux Login Screen

Now you’ll be able to see KALI LINUX login screen, you’ll be able to login by giving default credentials:

Username : kali
Password : kali

Once you enter the username and password, it is possible for you to to login in Kali Linux and below welcome screen is shown:

Kali Linux Welcome Screen
Kali Linux Welcome Screen

This completes the setting up of Kali Linux on Virtual Box in Windows 10 OS.

Hope you all have enjoyed the tutorial of setting up the Hacking Lab. We will continue on identical with upcoming tutorials on setting up the Hacking Lab. Keep Connected.

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