Great news for Hackers and Backtrack Linux fans! Offensive Security, the developers of one of the most advance open source operating system for penetration testing known as ‘KALI Linux‘, has finally announced the release of the latest version i.e. Kali Linux 1.0.8.
Kali Linux is based upon Debian Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, including a variety of security/hacking tools. It is developed, maintained and funded by Offensive Securityconstantly providing users with the latest package updates and security fixes available.
The new release supports UEFI boot (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) that allows you to start Kali Linux 1.0.8 using a USB stick on recent hardware, and especially on Mac systems.
“This new feature simplifies getting Kali installed and running on more recent hardware which requires UEFI as well as various Apple Macbooks Air and Retina models,” reads the blog post.
Although, this time the developers are not releasing any ARM or VMWare images with its new release, but are providing its users a whole array of tool updates and patches that have accumulated over the past couple of months.
“Building on our ever-growing list of such features, we can now happily say that the Kali image is a UEFI Bootable ISO Hybrid image that supports Live USB Encrypted Persistence with LUKS Nuke support, out of the box.”
If you already have a Kali Linux installed on your system, you don’t need to download the new setup. You can easily upgrade your installation to the latest version of the Kali Linux using the following commands:
root@kali:~# apt-get update
root@kali:~# apt-get dist-upgrade