The release of the Kali Linux 2019.4 distribution kit, designed to test systems for vulnerabilities, conduct audits, analyze residual information and identify the consequences of malicious attacks, is presented. All original developments created as part of the distribution are distributed under the GPL and are available through the public Git repository. Several options for iso-images are prepared for download, with sizes of 1.1, 2.6 and 3.1 GB. Builds are available for x86, x86_64, ARM architectures (armhf and armel, Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, ARM Chromebook, Odroid). In addition to the basic build with Xfce and the stripped-down version, options are offered with KDE, GNOME, MATE, LXDE and Enlightenment e17.
Kali includes one of the most comprehensive selection of tools for computer security professionals: from tools for testing web applications and penetration into wireless networks to programs for reading data from RFID identification chips. The kit includes a collection of exploits and more than 300 specialized security verification tools, such as Aircrack, Maltego, SAINT, Kismet, Bluebugger, Btcrack, Btscanner, Nmap, p0f. In addition, the distribution kit includes tools to accelerate the selection of passwords (Multihash CUDA Brute Forcer) and WPA keys (Pyrit) through the use of CUDA and AMD Stream technologies, which allow you to use the GPU of NVIDIA and AMD video cards to perform computing operations.
Some of the updates:
- A new default desktop environment, Xfce
- New GTK3 theme (for Gnome and Xfce)
- Introduction of “Kali Undercover” mode
- Kali Documentation has a new home and is now Git powered
- Public Packaging – getting your tools into Kali
- Kali NetHunter KeX – Full Kali desktop on Android
- BTRFS during setup
- Added PowerShell
- The kernel is upgraded to version 5.3.9
- … Plus the normal bugs fixes and updates.
Get more info at the official website.