Download of the day: Kali Linux ( BackTrack Linux )

Posted on in Categories Linux News, Open Source, Security last updated March 19, 2013

Kali Linux is the successor of the BackTrack Penetration Testing Linux distribution has been released. From the official project page:

Kali is a complete re-build of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards. All-new infrastructure has been put in place, all tools were reviewed and packaged, and we use Git for our VCS.

Fig.01: Kali Linux desktop
Fig.01: Kali Linux desktop

What’s new in Kali Linux version 1.0?

  1. 300 penetration testing tools.
  2. FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard) compliant.
  3. Enhanced and vast wireless device support.
  4. Custom kernel patched for injection.
  5. GPG signed packages and repos.
  6. ARMEL and ARMHF support: Kali is currently available for the following ARM devices:
    1. rk3306 mk/ss808
    2. Raspberry Pi
    3. ODROID U2/X2
    4. Samsung Chromebook

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

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