Apr 27, 2017
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Kali Linux 2017.1 Released with New Features – Download Image and Torrent File

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Kali released its new version with exciting new features on 25th april. It is now available on its official website :- Click Here

Kali finally anounced a new version of its OS Kali Linux 2017.1 on 25th april.  which brings with it a bunch of exciting updates and features. As with all new releases, you have the common denominator of updated packages, an updated kernel that provides more and better hardware support, as well as a slew of updated tools – but this release has a few more surprises up its sleeve.

Support for RTL8812AU Wireless Card Injection

These drivers are not part of the standard Linux kernel, and have been modified to allow for injection. Why is this a big deal? This chipset supports 802.11 AC, making this one of the first drivers to bring injection-related wireless attacks to this standard, and with companies such as ALFA making the AWUS036ACH wireless cards, Kali team expect this card to be an arsenal favourite.

The driver can be installed using the following commands:

     apt-get update
     apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms



Streamlined Support for CUDA GPU Cracking

Installing proprietary graphics drivers has always been a source of frustration in Kali. Fortunately, improvements in packaging have made this process seamless – allowing our users a streamlined experience with GPU cracking. Together with supported hardware, tools such as Hashcat and Pyrit can take full advantage of NVIDIA GPUs within Kali.


Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Availability (GPU Support)

 Due to the increasing popularity of using cloud-based instances for password cracking, Kali decided to focus their efforts into streamlining Kali’s approach. Amazon’s AWS P2-Series and Microsoft’s Azure NC-Series allow pass-through GPU support so we made corresponding AWS and Azure images of Kali that support CUDA GPU cracking out of the box. You can check out our Cracking in the Cloud with CUDA GPUs post Kali released a few weeks back for more information.

OpenVAS 9 Packaged in Kali Repositories

One of the most lacking tool categories in Kali (as well as the open-source arena at large) is a fully-fledged vulnerability scanner. They have recently packaged OpenVAS 9 (together with a multitude of dependencies) , in their opinion, the OpenVAS project has matured significantly. They still do not include OpenVAS in the default Kali release due to its large footprint, but OpenVAS can easily be downloaded and installed using the following commands:
     apt-get update
     apt install openvas
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