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Config System

Update and clean up:

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y upgrade && sudo apt -y autoremove && sudo apt -y autoclean

Add/Remove User

adduser <user> # Add user
gpasswd -a <user> <group> # Add user to group
groups <user> # Show groups the user is added to
gpasswd -d <user> <group> # Remove user from group

passwd -l <user> # Lock the  User account
killall -9 -u <user> # Kill all running processes of the User
crontab -r -u <user> # Delete the user's cron jobs
lprm <user> # Delete printer jobs run
userdel -r <user> # Delete/ remove user account and files

Keyboard layout

dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
service keyboard-setup restart

New password


Configure WiFi

sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
sudo wpa_cli reconfigure

eventually reboot and/or try this:

sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo ifconfig wlan0 | grep inet
sudo service networking restart

Test Config:

wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -D wext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -d

Create the boot script

Example script that install updates to ubuntu automatically

The script "":

sudo apt update && apt -y full-upgrade && apt -y autoremove
exit 0

Move "" to init.d

mv /etc/init.d/

Add script to boot sequente

update-rc.d start 2

Make Ubuntu Desktop nice

# Get Video Codecs
sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras ubuntu-restricted-addons

# Get Compiz and Docky
sudo apt install gnome-session-flashback compiz compiz-core compiz-plugins compiz-plugins-default compiz-plugins-extra compiz-plugins-main compiz-plugins-main-default compiz-plugins-main-dev compizconfig-settings-manager docky

#Gnome Tweak
sudo apt install gnome-tweaks gnome-tweak-tool

Install Tools


sudo apt update
sudo apt install tasksel
sudo apt install xrdp # start RDP
sudo systemctl status xrdp #verify


sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb
teamviewer --passwd password
teamviewer daemon restart
teamviewer -info
teamviewer license accept


sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install curl dirmngr apt-transport-https lsb-release ca-certificates
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt -y install nodejs
sudo apt -y  install gcc g++ make
node --version
npm --version

Install Wine

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -nc
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
deb buster main
sudo apt update
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

Linux File System Permissions

  • Change owner of file or dir: chown user:group blah
  • Change owner of file or dir recersive for all folders below: chown -R user:group blah
  • Change file / dir permissions: chmod 600 file
777 rwxrwxrwx No restriction, global WRX any user can do anything.
755 rwxr-xr-x Owner has full access, others can read and execute the file.
700 rwx------ Owner has full access, no one else has access.
666 rw-rw-rw- All users can read and write but not execute.
644 rw-r--r-- Owner can read and write, everyone else can read.
600 rw------- Owner can read and write, everyone else has no access.

Linux File System

  • /bin Common programs, shared by the system, the system administrator and the users.
  • /boot Boot files, boot loader (grub), kernels, vmlinuz
  • /dev Contains references to system devices, files with special properties.
  • /etc Important system config files.
  • /home Home directories for system users.
  • /lib Library files, includes files for all kinds of programs needed by the system and the users.
  • /lost+found Files that were saved during failures are here.
  • /mnt Standard mount point for external file systems.
  • /media Mount point for external file systems (on some distros).
  • /net Standard mount point for entire remote file systems – nfs.
  • /opt Typically contains extra and third party software.
  • /proc A virtual file system containing information about system resources.
  • /root root users home dir.
  • /sbin Programs for use by the system and the system administrator.
  • /tmp Temporary space for use by the system, cleaned upon reboot.
  • /usr Programs, libraries, documentation etc. for all user-related programs.
  • /var Storage for all variable files and temporary files created by users, such as log files, mail queue, print spooler. Web servers, Databases etc.

Linux interesting files and directories

Places that are worth a look if you are attempting to privilege escalate / perform post exploitation.

  • /etc/passwd Contains local Linux users.
  • /etc/shadow Contains local account password hashes.
  • /etc/group Contains local account groups.
  • /etc/init.d/ Contains service init script – worth a look to see whats installed.
  • /etc/hostname System hostname.
  • /etc/network/interfaces Network interfaces.
  • /etc/resolv.conf System DNS servers.
  • /etc/profile System environment variables.
  • ~/.ssh/ SSH keys.
  • ~/.bash_history Users bash history log.
  • /var/log/ Linux system log files are typically stored here.
  • /var/adm/ UNIX system log files are typically stored here.
  • /var/log/httpd/access.log Apache access log file typical path.
  • /etc/fstab File system mounts.

Cron Jobs


Every Minute    * * * * *
Every Five Minutes    */5 * * * *
Every 10 Minutes    */10 * * * *
Every 15 Minutes    */15 * * * *
Every 30 Minutes    */30 * * * *
Every Hour    0 * * * *
Every Two Hours    0 */2 * * *
Every Six Hours    0 */6 * * *
Every 12 Hours    0 */12 * * *
During the Work Day    */5 9-17 * * *
Every day at Midnight    0 0 * * *
Every Two Weeks    0 0 * * Sun [ $(expr $(date +%W) % 2) -eq 1 ] && /path/to/command
At the Start of Every Month    0 0 1 * *
On January 1st at Midnight    0 0 1 1 *
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