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Install Kali Linux on Windows 10!

7. March 2018 09:27 by GortSecurity in Security, Hacker Tools

Kali Linux on Windows 10!

Kali Linux is now available to be installed directly on Windows 10, downloadable from the Windows store, for free!


Until now, those who needed to run Kali Linux would either dual-boot, boot from a Live CD, or run Kali in a virtual machine. Now you can download and install Kali from the Windows 10 app store.


To do so you will first need to install the Linux Subsystem for Windows. Then go to the Windows App Store and get Kali by clicking on the [Get] button.


If you need to use X-Windows on your Kali installation things are a little more difficult. Here's a video that walks you through setting up xfce4 on Kali through a remote desktop...



UK Parliament Hacked

26. June 2017 08:27 by GortSecurity in Breach, Security

Union Jack Hacker

The UK Parliament's email system was hit by a cyber-attack on Friday morning that compromised at least 90 email accounts belonging members of parliament and their staff. The accounts breached were all protected by weak passwords. As a precaution, external access to the Parliament's email system has been shut off.

MP Henry Smith posted about the matter on Twitter...



The Commons Press Office released a statement regarding the incident on their twitter feed.


Unrelenting Cyber-crime Epidemic Expected to Triple Cyber Security-Related Jobs in Next Five Years

20. June 2017 11:07 by GortSecurity in Consulting, Security

Empty Desk

Cyber-crime is big business. The fact is that securing online systems can be terribly difficult. Software is complex and ensuring that there are no easily exploitable vulnerabilities in your online systems takes constant vigilance. Security testing alone won't protect you. Secure architecture alone won't protect you. Continuous static code analysis alone won't protect you. It takes all of the above and more.

You need security awareness across all facets of your business. You need security-aware software architects and developers, as well as security-aware product management, project management, SDLC management and C-level leadership and indications are that they will become more and more expensive and hard to find over the course of the foreseeable future.

Cyber-security labor crunch to hit 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021


"Every IT position is also a cybersecurity position now" according to the Cybersecurity Jobs Report, 2017. "Every IT worker, every technology worker, needs to be involved with protecting and defending apps, data, devices, infrastructure, and people."

This article from September 2016 shows that the industry hit a zero-percent unemployment rate at that time, with over 1 million un-filled positions. That's a actually a substantial negative unemployment rate. It's been almost a year since, and the demand is only rising.




This trend should be alarming to business owners and IT directors. If you are involved in IT then you should be building hiring and retention policies that will make you competitive in the security-focused job market. Cyber-security experts, developers and architects earning quite a bit more than their supervisors and managers is something we all need to get used to.