Kali Linux, through BackTrack, has a diverse and vibrant community however, there have been numerous instances in the past where both individuals and companies have masked themselves as BackTrack developers or being otherwise related to the BackTrack team. To eliminate any doubt or confusion, we have listed below, all of the official links and channels related to the Kali Linux release. Any other source outside this list is not official and should not be trusted to represent Kali Linux. Check our documentation page for a full list of community sites and repositories.
Kali Linux Site and Blog
You’re already here: http://www.kali.org
. This site is our main means of communicating about Kali Linux news, basic information, and updates about our project in general. It is here that you will find blog posts about new tools, features, and tricks about Kali Linux and this should be your one and only source to download the distribution.
Kali Linux Official Forums
Should you encounter an issue or situation that isn’t covered in the official Kali Linux documentation
, there is a very high likelihood that there is a member of the Kali Linux Forums knows the answer. You will find that the Kali forum members are from all over the world, cover the entire range of skill levels, and are open and willing to help newcomers who are willing to learn.
Kali Linux IRC Channel
For those times when you can’t find what you’re looking for in the documentation or forums, or even if you just want to carry on conversations in real-time with like-minded security people, you are welcome to join our Kali Linux IRC channel. The Kali IRC channel is #kali-linux found on irc.freenode.net and you are more than welcome to join.
Kali Linux Twitter Feed
We may not tweet a whole lot but when we do, you can be sure that it’s important. Any information on releases and new blog posts will be pushed out through our twitter account, @KaliLinux
Kali Linux RSS Feed
For those users who want to get the latest information on Kali blog posts or releases, our main site has an RSS feed available. Developers who want to follow the development of Kali Linux or for those who always want to know when they should run ‘apt-get upgrade’, we also have a bugtracker RSS feed.