Virtual Machines

Hacking (CTFs)

I use Kali Linux. Sometimes I install meta-packages (see, however, usually I just install the applications I need to it. Here is the following script that works for me.

# Update Repository and upgrade packages
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y 
#Download REMnux
cd ~/Downloads
mv remnux-cli remnux
chmod +x remnux
sudo mv remnux /usr/local/bin
# Download other apps as needed

Breach Data

After some deliberation between different platforms, I settled on This is a hardened Debian system that uses TOR to route NTP, APT package installs, etc. The following is my configuration (not a script):

#Remove apt install being routed through TOR (decreases security, but makes download much faster))
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
#Remove "tor+" before the non-tor links
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y #Update & Upgrade
sudo apt install keepassxc #Password manager 
sudo apt install qbittorrent transmission #Torrent software
#In qbittorrent enable Anonymous Mode in Settings: 
#Download and setup arkenfox for firefox:
#Firefox ------
#Change default search to DuckDuckGo
#Change DNS to quad9 in browser
sudo apt install git wget sqlitebrowser #General Tools
# Get a new temp email address for creating accounts only meant for the VM

Testing Environment

Since I use Pop!_OS ( daily, I also use it as my testing environment. This allows me to test code or configurations before applying it to my own system. Other than sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y, I don't have a specific configuration for it. I download things as needed. One thing to mention here is that ntpdate comes clutch when your date/time is not matching the actual date/time. You have to force an NTP update with something like: ntpdate

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