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Replacing Kali
I've been using Kali Linux as my main distro for Pentesting for about a year now, and I'm coming to the point where it annoys me more than it is useful. I can't update packages as the repos are stale, tools are outdated and work incorrectly, there is a lot of bloat from tools I will never use, its just a mess.
I decided that I need to switch to another Linux Distribution, such as Ubuntu, (or Arch ?), and set it up the way it suits me. To approach this structurally, I compiled a list of tools I need here.
  • Burp ( And Therefore Java including jdk)
  • Firefox with Proxy Switcher, a Passwordsafe, BuiltWith, ...
  • vim with my vimrc
  • zsh
  • some of my custom general purpose scripts
  • some of my custom hacking tools / scripts
  • Seclists / Some other Pwn Lists from Github and Wordlists
  • Frida, Objection, adb, apktool, mobsf
  • ffuf, gobuster, nmap, nikto, masscan, massdns, testssl, sqlmap
  • ghidra,gdb, radare
  • openvpn
  • python3.8
  • openssl, ssh
  • Screenshotting Tool
TODO: Create a setup script, that does most of the installing work...
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