Kali Linux And Tools – Default Passwords

Kali Linux is a great OS for hacking and penetration testing, but as it could be used to hack others it could even get you hacked easily. So it is recommended to use Kali Linux in live mode but during the time of installation we are asked for credentials so we enter them manually. But when we use Kali Live, it uses some default credentials. Here is the list of these credentials:

Kali Linux Default Credentials

Kali Linux user policy has changes after the version 2020.1. So, Kali Linux has 2 credentials depending on the version of kali Linux you are using.

Versions Before 2020.1

Root username : root
Root password : toor

Versions After 2020.1

Root username : kali
Root password : kali


username : beef
password : beef


username : root
password : (blank)


username : admin
password : <Generated during Setup>


username : postgres
password : postgres