Official Kali Linux Downloads
You can download official Kali Linux releases from the following links:
Download your flavour of Kali Linux
|Kali Linux 64 bit ISO||1.0.9a||ISO||Torrent||2.9G||2744d50f56c3d6332bc75e676f36aad3058d0aad|
|Kali Linux 32 bit ISO||1.0.9a||ISO||Torrent||3.0G||89acef59694abc6858da681bb466355f6a31fdb6|
|Kali Linux ARMEL Image||1.0.9a||Image||Torrent||2.1G||5e98e48a26c877fa3ab288bcc62eb6993c4c2139|
|Kali Linux ARMHF Image||1.0.9a||Image||Torrent||2.0G||06a849d325e397e1703b8e2769c472a7f215311c|
Verifying SHA1 Checksums of Downloaded Images
When you download an image, be sure to download the SHA1SUMS and SHA1SUMS.gpg files that are next to the downloaded image (i.e. in the same directory on the server). Before verifying the checksums of the image, you must ensure that the SHA1SUMS file is the one generated by Kali. That’s why the file is signed by Kali’s official key with a detached signature in SHA1SUMS.gpg. Kali’s official key can be downloaded like so:
$ gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-key 7D8D0BF6
Once you have downloaded both SHA1SUMS and SHA1SUMS.gpg, you can verify the signature as follows:
gpg: Signature made Thu Mar 7 21:26:40 2013 CET using RSA key ID 7D8D0BF6
gpg: Good signature from "Kali Linux Repository <email@example.com>"
If you don’t get that “Good signature” message or if the key ID doesn’t match, then you should stop the process and review whether you downloaded the images from a legitimate Kali mirror.
Kali Images by Offensive Security
The good folks at Offensive Security (who are also the funders, founders, and developers of Kali Linux) have generated alternate flavours of Kali using the same build infrastructure as the official Kali releases. These images are considered “unofficial” and will be maintained on a best effort basis. VMWare and ARM Kali images produced by Offensive Security can now be found at the Official Offensive Security Kali Linux ARM and VMWare Images page.
….or build your own custom ISO.
Feeling a little more adventurous? Want to build the latest version of Kali? Want to customize your ISO? Looking for KDE, LXDE, MATE, XFCE and other customizations? This is the option for you. With everything set up correctly, the basic process is as simple as:
git clone git://git.kali.org/live-build-config.git