Kali Linux 1.0.5 - Changelog
What's new in Kali Linux 1.0.5:September 6th, 2013
- Today we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Kali Linux 1.0.5 with a rollup of various tool additions, fixes, and upgrades, including our fix for the encrypted encrypted LVM installation issue that we documented last week. As usual, users with Kali already installed just need to run a simple update to get the latest goodness...
- root@kali:~# apt-get update
- root@kali:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
- We’ve also received updated ARM images from Offensive Security, which bring several fixes to issues found in the 1.0.4 releases. Kali Linux has specific ARM images for 9 separate hardware devices/families, including the Raspberry Pi, Galaxy Note 10.1, BeagleBone Black, Odroid U2, Odroid XU (!) and more. While Kali Linux works on all the hardware above natively, don’t forget you can get Kali Linux installed on almost any Android phone or tablet.
- Software Defined Radio (SDR) researchers will be especially pleased to know that we have made some significant tool additions in this growing field. With some great input and suggestions from @NowSec, we placed a great deal of focus in the past few weeks on adding numerous SDR tools and drivers to our arsenal:
- RTLSDR Scanner
- GR Extras
- UHD support
- HackRF support
- RTL2832U support
- Funcube Dongle Pro+ support
- We also forked GNU Radio from the Debian repositories and upgraded it to version 184.108.40.206, a task that sounds much simpler than it really is since its dependencies have dependencies.
- We’re very pleased with the end result and these additions have given us the excuse to play around in the field of SDR, which is filled with great potential for research. This isn’t the end of our support for SDR, but only the beginning as we intend to combine our rock-solid stability with cutting edge device support to become the best platform for SDR research in the industry.
- This release of Kali Linux isn’t only about SDR, though. For our users who love hacking NFC, we have also beefed up our suite of tools for manipulating MIFARE cards with updates to libnfc, mfoc, and mfcuk along with the addition of mfterm.
What's new in Kali Linux 1.0.4:July 26th, 2013
- In keeping with our tradition of publishing new releases during the annual Black Hat and DEF CON conferences, we are pleased to announce the availability of Kali Linux 1.0.4. The last few months since the initial release of Kali have seen a large number of changes, upgrades, and improvements in the distribution, all of which are included in version 1.0.4.
- Penetration Testing Tool Additions:
- Thanks to numerous requests from the Kali Linux community on the Kali Bug Tracker, we have added many new tools to Kali’s arsenal, including:
- Pass the Hash Toolkit
- Ghost Phisher
- Penetration Testing Tool Updates:
- In addition to the new tools that we have added to the distribution, version 1.04 of Kali Linux also contains many upgraded packages. Some of the more notable updates are:
- Durandal’s Backdoor
- OWASP ZAP
- More Kali Linux ARM Images:
- Our quest to get Kali Linux running on popular ARM hardware is going strong and our trusted contributor, Offensive Security, has provided new ARM images for the BeagleBone Black, CuBox, and Efika MX to our growing collection.
- Seamless upgrade Of Kali Linux:
- As usual, you do not need to re-download Kali Linux 1.0.4 if you already have it installed. A regular “apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade” will do the job of getting you to the latest and greatest!
What's new in Kali Linux 1.0.3:April 27th, 2013
- A couple of weeks ago, we were approached (independently) by two blind security enthusiasts who both drew our attention to the fact that Kali Linux had no built-in accessibility features.This made Kali difficult, if not impossible, to both install and use from a blind or visually impaired user’s perspective.
- Our first attempts at building an accessible version of Kali failed and after a bit of digging, we found that there were several upstream GNOME Display Manager (GDM3) bugs in Debian, which prevented these accessibility features from functioning with the GDM greeter. Working together with an upstream GNOME developer, we knocked out these bugs and had the fixes implemeted in Kali, and hopefully in future builds of GDM3 in Debian. To make the Kali installation accessible as well, we have added a new “accessibility” boot option that triggers the speech engine during the installation process.
- We are very proud to have sponsored this work, which has brought much-improved accessibility features to both Kali Linux and Debian and we sincerely hope to continue receiving feedback from the community so we can further improve Kali Linux. We have also taken this opportunity add a new “Live Desktop” installer and have released a new version of Kali Linux that has these accessibility features built-in.
- To activate the speech assisted installer, press “S” at boot time, and hit enter.