After almost two years of public development (and another year behind the scenes), we are proud to announce our first point release of Kali Linux – version 1.1.0. This release brings with it a mix of unprecedented hardware support as well as rock solid stability. For us, this is a real milestone as this release epitomizes the benefits of our move from BackTrack to Kali Linux over two years ago. As we look at a now mature Kali, we see a versatile, flexible Linux distribution, rich with useful security and penetration testing related features, running on all sorts of weird and wonderful ARM hardware. But enough talk, here are the goods:
- The new release runs a 3.18 kernel, patched for wireless injection attacks.
- Our ISO build systems are now running off live-build 4.x.
- Improved wireless driver support, due to both kernel and firmware upgrades.
- NVIDIA Optimus hardware support.
- Updated virtualbox-tool, openvm-tools and vmware-tools packages and instructions.
- A whole bunch of fixes and updates from our bug-tracker changelog.
- And most importantly, we changed grub screens and wallpapers!
Download or Upgrade Kali Linux 1.1.0
You can download the new version from our Kali Linux Download page, where you’ll also find mini-installer ISOS for both 32 and 64 bit CPU architectures. You can expect updated VMWare and multiple ARM image releases to be posted in the Offensive Security custom Kali Linux image download page in the next few days. As usual, if you’ve already got Kali Linux installed and running, there’s no need to re-download the image as you can simply update your existing operating system using simple apt commands:
Shameless Offensive Security Plug
Last month, Offensive Security put out a promotional video as well as a motivational song in praise of its flagship Penetration Testing with Kali Linux certification, the OSCP. People liked them so much, we thought we’d share them here too:
CALL OFFENSIVE SECURITY – Promotional Video
OFFSEC SAY “TRY HARDER!” – OSCP Motivational song
“Offsec say Try Harder, the only way to get your OSCP!”. This is our new OSCP anthem for all struggling students. The lyrics for the “Try Harder” song can be found on the latest Offsec “Try Harder” blog post. Enjoy!