Kali Linux 2017.1 Released , Download Now.

Offensive Security has updated the Kali Linux images with new features and changes. Kali Linux 2017.1, this release comes with support for wireless injection attacks to 802.11ac and Nvidia CUDA GPU. 

Kali Linux is the favorite operating system of ethical hackers. In the rolling model, the release of updated images isn’t much important. But, the latest release, i.e., Kali Rolling 2017.1, brings in a bunch of exciting features and updates.

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Image Name Download Size Version
Kali 64 bit ISO | Torrent 2.6G 2017.1
Kali 32 bit ISO | Torrent 2.7G 2017.1
Kali 64 bit Light ISO | Torrent 0.8G 2017.1
Kali 32 bit Light ISO | Torrent 0.8G 2017.1
Kali 64 bit e17 ISO | Torrent 2.4G 2017.1
Kali 64 bit Mate ISO | Torrent 2.6G 2017.1
Kali 64 bit Xfce ISO | Torrent 2.5G 2017.1
Kali 64 bit LXDE ISO | Torrent 2.5G 2017.1
Kali armhf Image | Torrent 0.5G 2017.1
Kali armel Image | Torrent 0.4G 2017.1

 

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What is New In Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

Support for RTL8812AU Wireless Card Injection

A while back, we received a feature request asking for the inclusion of drivers for RTL8812AU wireless chipsets. These drivers are not part of the standard Linux kernel, and have been modified to allow for injection. Why is this a big deal? This chipset supports 802.11 AC, making this one of the first drivers to bring injection-related wireless attacks to this standard, and with companies such as ALFA making the AWUS036ACH wireless cards, we expect this card to be an arsenal favourite.

The driver can be installed using the following commands:


apt-get update
apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms

Streamlined Support for CUDA GPU Cracking

Installing proprietary graphics drivers has always been a source of frustration in Kali. Fortunately, improvements in packaging have made this process seamless – allowing our users a streamlined experience with GPU cracking. Together with supported hardware, tools such as Hashcat and Pyrit can take full advantage of NVIDIA GPUs within Kali. For more information about this new feature, check out the related blog post and updated official documentation.

Amazon AWS and Micsosoft Azure Availability (GPU Support)

Due to the increasing popularity of using cloud-based instances for password cracking, we decided to focus our efforts into streamlining Kali’s approach. We noticed that Amazon’s AWS P2-Series and Microsoft’s Azure NC-Series allow pass-through GPU support so we made corresponding AWS and Azure images of Kali that support CUDA GPU cracking out of the box. You can check out our Cracking in the Cloud with CUDA GPUs post we released a few weeks back for more information.

OpenVAS 9 Packaged in Kali Repositories

One of the most lacking tool categories in Kali (as well as the open-source arena at large) is a fully-fledged vulnerability scanner. We’ve recently packaged OpenVAS 9 (together with a multitude of dependencies) and can happily say that, in our opinion, the OpenVAS project has matured significantly. We still do not include OpenVAS in the default Kali release due to its large footprint, but OpenVAS can easily be downloaded and installed using the following commands:

apt-get update
apt install openvas

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