A lot of people want to start with ethical hacking, and think of Kali as a necessity. Though a lot of people, myself included, have Windows as their daily driver. As much as I would prefer to use Linux when hunting, it’s easier to use Windows.
However with the introduction of WSL 2, running Linux programs on Windows is finally effective. We can use a tool I have used before, Katoolin. This tool allows us to install Kali applications from Debian based systems.
As long as you have GIT installed on your WSL environment, you can install. If you don’t have GIT installed already, run this command:
sudo apt-get install git
After you have verified you have GIT installed, run this installation script:
git clone https://github.com/s-h-3-l-l/katoolin3
chmod +x ./install.sh
After this installation script finishes, run this command:
The script will start up and you will be in the “Main Menu”. It will look like this:
In the menu you can type
0 and press enter. From there you will have a menu of available tool categories you can install. I would recommend installing all of them except for
Hardware Hacking and
Wireless Attacks though it’s down to use case.
Installing the entire category is easy. Once you enter the menu for the specific category, find the last option labeled “ALL”. Type the corresponding number into the prompt and all of the packages from the category will be installed.
Alternatively, you can select the option in the main menu labelled “Install All” to install all programs from all categories.
With a tool like this it might seem like it would be tedious to update. However, the developers have included a custom script that will update all of the packages that it installed. At any time, you can run this command inside the Katoolin directory:
Go support the project, although it’s no longer in active development: