Kali Linux 2019.1 arrives with kernel 4.19 and Metasploit 5.0


Previously known as BackTrack which was based on Ubuntu, pIt was renamed Kali Linux, which is now a Debian-based distribution., this distro was designed primarily for general IT security and auditing. It was founded and is maintained by Offensive Security Ltd.

Kali Linux includes one of the most comprehensive collections of tools for IT security specialists: 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 control tools such as Aircrack, Maltego, SAINT, Kismet, Bluebugger, Btcrack, Btscanner, Nmap, p0f.

In addition, the distribution includes tools to speed up the selection of passwords (Multihash CUDA Brute Forcer) and WPA keys (Pyrit) by using CUDA and AMD Stream technologies, which allow the GPU to use NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards to perform operations. computing.

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

The 2019 version of Kali Linux has already been released

Recientemente a new version of the Kali Linux 2019.1 distribution was released. The new version tIt has updated versions of the included components, including the use of Linux kernel 4.19 since the latest version included Kernel 4.18.

Within the distribution package some applications received updates and improvements of which We can highlight the Metasploit 5.0 vulnerability analysis platform, as well as the Harvester 3.0.0 and DBeaver 5.2.3 packages and also a new JSON-RPC daemon.

Regarding the support added by Kali Linux developers these Banana Pi and Banana Pro devices have been added to the build for ARM systems.

In the unified sets for the Raspberry Pi (the kalipi-tft-config script was added to the configuration to configure the TFT LCD, which made it possible to get rid of separate delivery of images for boards with connected displays).

How to get Kali Linux 2019.1?

For those who want to download to try or install this new version of the system pThey can do this by going directly to the distribution's official website.

Where you will find the download link for a complete iso image (3,2 GB) and a reduced image (929 MB).

Sets 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 GNOME and the trimmed version, versions with Xfce, KDE, MATE, LXDE, and Enlightenment e17 are available.

Si 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

Tip: How to log into Kali Linux after installing it?

Finally, a small resource that I leave to new Kali Linux users and who frequently consult is how to log in to Kali Linux
User: root
Pass: "the password that you indicated in the installation process"

How to burn Kali Linux ISO to USB?

As a last resort that I can offer you is the method to create your USB with Kali Linux, this method depends a lot on the operating system you are using, if you are a Windows user you can use the Win32 Disk tool.
On the other hand, if you are a Linux user, you can use the dd command to mount the ISO on your USB, you only have to identify in which mounting point you have the USB, you can use:

sudo fdisk -l
And here you will be shown the mount point, you just have to use the dd command like this:

dd if=kali-linux-2018.1-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=512k

Where "if" is the path where the ISO is, the simplest thing is to position yourself from the terminal in the folder where you saved the ISO and where "of" is the mounting point of your USB.

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