The new version of Kali Linux 2019.2 arrives with NetHunter 2019.2 and more

Few days ago The launch of the new version of the Kali Linux 2019.2 distribution kit was presented which comes as part of the already known updates of this distribution where in addition to receiving the update of the components, new improvements are added to the system, in addition to a new image of NetHunter has been created.

All that is done in order to prevent new users when downloading the system image (ISO) have to go through a system package update which may take time and more MB to download.

For those who still do not know the Linux distribution "Kali Linux" they should know that this distro is designed to test systems for vulnerabilities, perform audits, analyze residual information and identify the effects of malicious attacks.

Kali Linux includes one of the most comprehensive collections of tools for IT security professionals- From tools for testing web applications and penetrating wireless networks to programs for reading data from RFID identification chips.

The kit includes a collection of exploits and more than 300 specialized security checkers, such as Aircrack, Maltego, SAINT, Kismet, Bluebugger, Btcrack, Btscanner, Nmap, p0f.

In addition, the distribution 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 the use of NVIDIA and AMD GPUs to perform computing operations.

All original developments created within the distribution are distributed under the GPL license and are available through a public Git repository.

What's new in Kali Linux 2019.2?

In this new release of the distribution, as mentioned at the beginning, it comes with the classic package update within whichWe can highlight the update of the system kernel to Linux Kernel 4.19.28 and the new versions of the seclists, msfpc and exe2hex packages.

Another of the main novelties what did we mention is that in this release of Kali Linux 2019.2 a new version of NetHunter 2019.2 has been created, which is basically a distribution environment oriented to be used on mobile devices based on the Android platform, with a selection of tools to test systems for vulnerabilities.

Among this, it is also possible to verify the implementation of specific attacks on mobile devices, for example, by emulating the operation of USB devices (BadUSB and HID keyboard).

As well as the emulation of a USB network adapter, which can be used for MITM attacks or a USB keyboard that performs character substitution and the creation of fake access points (MANA Evil Access Point).

NetHunter is installed in the Android platform staff environment in the form of a chroot image, on which a specially adapted version of Kali Linux runs.

The new version of NetHunter significantly expanded the number of supported devices. Overall, it provides support for 50 device models and official images formed for 13 devices, including Nexus (5, 6, 7, 9), OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, Galaxy Tab S4, Gemini Nougat, Sony XPeria Z1 and ZTE Axon 7 .

As for the new versions added, those of Nexus 6 (Android 9), Nexus 6P (Android 8), OnePlus 2 (Android 9) and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 LTE and WiFi (Android 8) stand out.

Download and get Kali Linux 2019.2

For those interested in being able to test or install the distro directly on their computers, they should know that they can download a complete iso image (3.2 GB) or a reduced image (929 MB) which already are available for download on the official website of the distribution.

Builds are available for x86, x86_64, ARM architectures (armhf and armel, Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, ARM Chromebook, Odroid). In addition to the basic compilation with Gnome and a reduced version, variants are offered with Xfce, KDE, MATE, LXDE and Enlightenment e17.

Finally yes You are already a Kali Linux user, you just have to go to your terminal and execute the following command that will be in charge of updating your system, so it is necessary to be connected to the network to be able to carry out this process.

apt update && apt full-upgrade

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