With the new Kali 2019.4 release, Kali comes with an ‘undercover’ mode which make the Kali desktop look like Windows 10.
At my recent PWK training, we gathered with a group of students in the hotel bar or lobby to spend the evening training what we had learnt that day.
I noticed some strange looks while we were running Kali Linux, instead of some familliar OS like Windows or MacOS. (Or maybe because of our wildy blinking Alfa Wifi adapters, hanging from our laptops…?)
Improving our cover
While this solution is already great, we can just make it a bit better by replacing the undercover background by the original background from Windows 10.
The undercover background can be found at
/usr/share/kali-undercover/backgrounds. A quick look shows us the
dimensions of 3840x2160.
root@kali:/usr/share/kali-undercover/backgrounds# file Windows-10.jpg Windows-10_org.jpg: JPEG image data, progressive, precision 8, 3840x2160, components 3 root@kali:/usr/share/kali-undercover/backgrounds#
The Windows 10 background can be found at
C:\Windows\Web\4K\Wallpaper\Windows>dir Volume in drive C is Windows8_OS Volume Serial Number is 405A-7B73 Directory of C:\Windows\Web\4K\Wallpaper\Windows 12-04-2018 00:38 <DIR> . 12-04-2018 00:38 <DIR> .. 12-04-2018 00:33 83.978 img0_1024x768.jpg 12-04-2018 00:33 259.862 img0_1200x1920.jpg 12-04-2018 00:33 117.392 img0_1366x768.jpg 12-04-2018 00:33 358.721 img0_1600x2560.jpg 12-04-2018 00:33 822.292 img0_2160x3840.jpg 12-04-2018 00:33 310.974 img0_2560x1600.jpg 12-04-2018 00:33 692.503 `**`img0_3840x2160.jpg`**` 12-04-2018 00:33 92.428 img0_768x1024.jpg 12-04-2018 00:33 122.982 img0_768x1366.jpg 9 File(s) 2.861.132 bytes 2 Dir(s) 113.285.505.024 bytes free C:\Windows\Web\4K\Wallpaper\Windows>
Now just replace the
Windows-10.jpg file with out new background
and let’s go undercover.
root@kali:~# kali-undercover root@kali:~#
That’s it! The undercover look now is very close to Windows 10. I even get confused running Kali in undercover mode as virtual machine.
I guess we should checkout the newly added powershell next. Powershell is currently available in Kali with the new 2019.4 release.