If you’re a fan of Linux and security, you’ll be glad to know the developers of Kali Linux have released a new version of the fan-favorite distribution. Kali Linux 2021.2, created by Offensive Security, includes a new collection of themes, and plenty of features to attract cybersecurity pros, ethical hackers, and anyone else interested in a user-friendly penetration testing platform.
One of the most anticipated additions to Kali Linux is Kabox, which is a tool for packaging tricky applications in Docker containers to be used in the distribution. These apps are normally a challenge to package, because of dependencies, legacy libraries and programs, and applications that require isolation to run.
Another new addition to Kali Linux is Kali-Tweaks, which is an automation tool aimed at helping users easily customize the operating system for tasks like installing or removing groups of tools, changing the default login shell, and enabling different repositories (such as those for bleeding-edge and experimental software).
Also included with the latest version of Kali Linux are new packages for Raspberry Pi, new Kali-Docker images, support for Apple M1 hardware (on Parallels), Kali Nethunter support for Android 11, Ghidra (a reverse engineering tool created by the NSA), as well as plenty of updates to the look and feel of the desktop.
Get a copy of Kali Linux 2021.2 for your platform of choice from the official download page.