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Run 'Kali Linux' Natively On Windows 10 — Just Like That!

Run 'Kali Linux' Natively On Windows 10 — Just Like That!

March 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Great news for hackers. Now you can download and install Kali Linux directly from the Microsoft App Store on Windows 10 just like any other application. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true! Kali Linux, a very popular, free, and open-source Linux-based operating system widely used for hacking and penetration testing, is now natively available on Windows 10, without requiring dual boot or virtualization. Kali Linux is the latest Linux distribution to be made available on the Windows App Store for one-click installation, joining the list of other popular distribution such as Ubuntu , OpenSUSE and SUSE Enterprise Linux . In Windows 10, Microsoft has provided a feature called " Windows Subsystem for Linux " (WSL) that allows users to run Linux applications directly on Windows. "For the past few weeks, we've been working with the Microsoft WSL team to get Kali Linux introduced into the Microsoft App Store as an official WSL distribution, and today we&#
Kali Linux 2016.2 — Download Latest Release Of Best Operating System For Hackers

Kali Linux 2016.2 — Download Latest Release Of Best Operating System For Hackers

September 02, 2016Swati Khandelwal
As promised at the Black Hat and Def Con security and hacking conferences, Offensive Security – the creators of Swiss army knife for researchers, penetration testers, and hackers – has finally released the much awaited Kali Linux 2016.2. Kali Linux is an open-source Debian-based Linux distribution designed to help ethical hackers and security professionals with a wide range of tools for penetration testing, forensics, hacking and reverse engineering together into a single package. Earlier the Kali Linux distribution was known as BackTrack . Kali Linux 2016.2 is an updated Live ISO image of the popular GNU/Linux distribution that includes the latest software versions and enhancements for those who want to deploy the operating system on new systems. What's new? Besides bringing the updated Live ISOs of Kali Linux, the Kali Linux team brings multiple variants of the GNU/Linux distribution with various Desktop Environments, specifically KDE, Xfce, MATE, LXDE, and Enlighten
Kali Linux 2.0 Released — Download Most Powerful Penetration Testing Platform

Kali Linux 2.0 Released — Download Most Powerful Penetration Testing Platform

August 11, 2015Wang Wei
Offensive Security , the creators of Swiss army knife for Security researchers, Penetration testers and Hackers have finally released the much awaited and most powerful version of  Kali Linux 2.0 . Kali Linux 2.0 (Codename 'Kali Sana') , an open-source penetration testing platform brings hundreds of Penetration Testing, Forensics, Hacking and Reverse Engineering tools together into a Debian-based Linux distribution. Kali Linux 2.0 offers a redesigned user interface for streamlined work experience, along with a new multi-level menus and tool categories options. Kali Linux 2.0 is now a rolling distribution, means users will receive tools and core system updates frequently. Kali Linux 2.0 Features: Runs on Linux kernel 4.0,  use full Gnome 3 Desktop instead of gnome-fallback,  improved hardware and wireless driver coverage,  support for a variety of Desktop Environments,  updated desktop environment and tools,  Featuring new cutting-edge wireless penetration
Latest Kali Linux 1.0.7 Offers Persistent Encrypted Partition on USB Stick

Latest Kali Linux 1.0.7 Offers Persistent Encrypted Partition on USB Stick

May 28, 2014Swati Khandelwal
There is a good news for all Security researchers, Penetration testers and Hackers. The developers of one of the most advance open source operating system for penetration testing, ' KALI Linux ' have announced yesterday the release of its latest version of Kali Linux 1.0.7 with some interesting features. Kali Linux is an open source Debian-based distribution for penetration testing and forensics that is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services. In the beginning of this year, Offensive Security released Kali Linux 1.0.6 with Kernel version 3.12, and also added the Self Destruct feature that allows Kali users to encrypt the full hard disk to make the data inaccessible in an emergency case by entering a secret password at boot time. This latest Kali Linux 1.0.7 version added some more features to the last version, along with many new penetration testing and hacking too
New Release: Kali Linux for Docker — Deploy and Play!

New Release: Kali Linux for Docker — Deploy and Play!

May 27, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Developers of one of the most advanced open source operating system for penetration testing called ' KALI Linux ' have made the operating system available for Docker-addicted system administrators. But, What's Docker? Docker is a new open-source container technology, released in June 2014, that automates the deployment of applications inside self-sufficient software containers by providing an additional layer of abstraction and automation of operating-system-level visualization on Linux. Docker, built on top of Linux containers, is simply a way of managing multiple containers on a single machine. Nowadays, companies are adopting Docker at a remarkable rate. Docker is not just the favorite of Linux powers like RedHat and Canonical, but also big software firms, including Microsoft, which has embraced Docker. Why bringing Kali Linux for Docker? The same was happened to the developer of Offensive Security, who was requested for a Dockerised image of
Kali Linux "NetHunter" — Turn Your Android Device into Hacking Weapons

Kali Linux "NetHunter" — Turn Your Android Device into Hacking Weapons

September 24, 2014Mohit Kumar
The developers of one of the most advance open source operating system for penetration testing, ' KALI Linux ' have announced yesterday the release of a new Kali project, known as NetHunter , that runs on a Google Nexus device. Kali Linux is an open source Debian-based operating system for penetration testing and forensics, which is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services. It comes wrapped with a collection of penetration testing and network monitoring tools used for testing of software privacy and security. After making its influence in hacker and security circles, Kali Linux has now been published with Kali Nethunter, a version of the security suite for Android devices. The tool is a mobile distribution designed to compromise systems via USB when installed and run on an Android phone. Kali Linux NetHunter project provides much of the power to Nexus users, those runni
Kali Linux 1.0.8 — New Release Supports UEFI Boot

Kali Linux 1.0.8 — New Release Supports UEFI Boot

July 26, 2014Wang Wei
Great news for Hackers and Backtrack Linux fans! Offensive Security, the developers of one of the most advance open source operating system for penetration testing known as ' KALI Linux ', has finally announced the release of the latest version i.e. Kali Linux 1.0.8 . Kali Linux is based upon Debian Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, including a variety of security/hacking tools. It is developed, maintained and funded by Offensive Security constantly providing users with the latest package updates and security fixes available. The new release supports Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) boot  that allows you to start Kali Linux 1.0.8 using a USB stick on recent hardware, and especially on Apple Macbooks Air and Retina models. " This new feature simplifies getting Kali installed and running on more recent hardware which requires EFI as well as various Apple Macbooks Air and Retina models ," reads the blog post . Although
Latest Kali Linux OS Added Windows-Style Undercover Theme for Hackers

Latest Kali Linux OS Added Windows-Style Undercover Theme for Hackers

November 26, 2019Wang Wei
You can relate this: While working on my laptop, I usually prefer sitting at a corner in the room from where no one should be able to easily stare at my screen, and if you're a hacker, you must have more reasons to be paranoid. Let's go undercover: If you're in love with the Kali Linux operating system for hacking and penetration testing, here we have pretty awesome news for you. Offensive Security today released a new and the final version of Kali Linux for 2019 that includes a special theme to transform your Xfce desktop environment into a Windows look-a-like desktop. Dubbed ' Kali Undercover ,' the theme has been designed for those who work in public places or office environments and don't want people to spot that you're working on Kali Linux, an operating system popular among hackers, penetration testers, and cybersecurity researchers. As shown in the demo below, simply enabling "Kali Undercover Mode" from the menu would immediat
Hackers' Operating System Kali Linux Released for Raspberry Pi 4

Hackers' Operating System Kali Linux Released for Raspberry Pi 4

July 10, 2019Wang Wei
We've got some really exciting news for you... Offensive Security has released an official version of Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4—the most powerful version of the compact computer board yet that was released just two weeks ago with the full 4GB of RAM at low cost and easy accessibility. Based on Debian, Kali Linux has always been the number one operating system for ethical hackers and penetration testers, and Raspberry Pi always has a gold standard for inexpensive single-board computing, designed to let people experiment with building software and hardware. Due to the popularity of Kali Linux on previous versions of Raspberry Pi, Offensive Security says that the developers want to get Kali supported on the latest version of the Pi right away. Now with the release of Raspberry Pi 4, Offensive Security is really excited to launch a new build of Kali Linux that takes advantage of everything the Raspberry Pi 4 has to offer including: A more powerful CPU Options for 1,
Kali Linux introducing Emergency Self Destruct feature to Full Disk Encryption

Kali Linux introducing Emergency Self Destruct feature to Full Disk Encryption

January 08, 2014Mohit Kumar
Full disk encryption is expected to be the top security technology to be adopted this year. Take a moment to think about the information that is present on your personal computer, i.e. Photo s , passwords, emails, Important documents from work or  Financial data and  trade secrets. Many of us from the Security Industry obviously have enough confidential and important data regarding our work, source codes, or researches stored in our laptops or systems. What if your computer is stolen or seized by any Law enforcement agency at the Airport? Best example to explain the situation is as follows: We all know  Guardian journalist ' Glenn Greenwald ', who  has written a series of stories in July 2013 revealing the NSA's secret surveillance programs, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden . In August 2013,  The partner of the Guardian journalist ' Glenn Greenwald ', was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at the Airport under Terrorism Act 20
Download Kali Linux, from the creators of BackTrack

Download Kali Linux, from the creators of BackTrack

March 13, 2013Mohit Kumar
Great news for Hackers and Backtrack Linux fans! The most awaited penetration testing Linux distribution has been released called ' Kali Linux ' or ' Backrack 6 ', from the creators of BackTrack itself. From last 7 years we have seen five awesome versions of Backtrack Linux. But this time to achieve some higher goals, team decided to leave the 4 years old development architecture and ' Kali Linux ' born today. Kali Linux is based upon Debian Linux, instead of Ubuntu and new streamlined repositories synchronize with the Debian repositories 4 times a day, constantly providing users with the latest package updates and security fixes available. Another great feature introduced is that, because of Debian compliant system, it is now able to Bootstrap a Kali Installation/ISO directly from Kali repositories. This allow any user to easily build their own customization of Kali, as well as perform enterprise network installs from a local or remote repository. The Kali Li
KALI Linux Mailing List Website Hacked Using Heartbleed Vulnerability

KALI Linux Mailing List Website Hacked Using Heartbleed Vulnerability

April 30, 2014Swati Khandelwal
When it comes to Digital Forensics, Penetration and Security testing, we mostly relies on Kali Linux distribution (also known as Backtrack), which is designed for security professionals and packed with more than 300 security testing tools. But Today, Mailing List sub-domain of Kali Linux get hacked and defaced by Libyan hacking group known as ' The GreaT TeAm (TGT) '. A mailing list is simply a list of email addresses to which the same information is being sent. A discussion list is used to allow a group of people to discuss topics amongst themselves, with everyone able to send mail to the list and have it distributed to everyone in the group. Mailing lists have become a popular way for Internet users to keep up with topics they're interested in. At the time of writing, The Homepage of Kali Linux mailing list domain was displaying two lists, i.e. Kali with description "Hacked By The GreaT TeAm -TGT" Kali-Dev with description "Libyan Hackers" S
KALI Linux 1.0.6 released; officially added Emergency Self Destruct feature

KALI Linux 1.0.6 released; officially added Emergency Self Destruct feature

January 10, 2014Wang Wei
A few days back the developers of one of the most advance open source operating system for penetration testing called ' KALI Linux ' announced that they were planning to include " emergency self-destruction of LUKS ". They patched a utility called cryptsetup,  which introduces a self destruction feature that will allow the Kali user to encrypt the full hard disk to make the data inaccessible in an emergency case by entering a secret password at boot time. Offensive Security has finally announced today the release of the latest version i.e. Kali Linux 1.0.6 with Kernel version 3.12, and also added the Self Destruct feature along with many new penetration testing and hacking tools. The new release also includes an ARM image script, that allow the user to build Kali Linux images for various ARM devices. Some more scripts are also added that enables the user to build their own custom Amazon AMI and Google Compute cloud images. If you already have a Kali Linux insta
Kali Linux 2019.1 Released — Operating System For Hackers

Kali Linux 2019.1 Released — Operating System For Hackers

February 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Wohooo! Great news for hackers and penetration testers. Offensive Security has just released Kali Linux 2019.1, the first 2019 version of its Swiss army knife for cybersecurity professionals. The latest version of Kali Linux operating system includes kernel up to version 4.19.13 and patches for numerous bugs, along with many updated software, like Metasploit, theHarvester, DBeaver, and more. Kali Linux 2019.1 comes with the latest version of Metasploit (version 5.0) penetration testing tool, which "includes database and automation APIs, new evasion capabilities, and usability improvements throughout," making it more efficient platform for penetration testers. Metasploit version 5.0 is the software's first major release since version 4.0 which came out in 2011. Talking about ARM images, Kali Linux 2019.1 has now once again added support for Banana Pi and Banana Pro that are on kernel version 4.19. "Veyron has been moved to a 4.19 kernel, and the Raspbe
SEANux — Syrian Electronic Army To Release its Own Linux-based Distribution

SEANux — Syrian Electronic Army To Release its Own Linux-based Distribution

October 13, 2014Mohit Kumar
Lots of Linux distributions are offered free of cost on the Internet by a number of companies, non-commercial organizations and by many individuals as well, and now, the notorious Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has announced their own Linux distribution known as SEANux . A Linux distribution is a coordinated collection of software consisting of a customized version of the kernel together with hundreds of open source (i.e., free) utilities, installers, programming languages and application programs. Some of the most popular distributions are Fedora (formerly Red Hat), SuSE, Debian, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Tails OS and Mint Linux. SEA (Syrian Electronic Army) is the same group of hackers who made the headlines in past year by launching advance phishing attacks against media organisations, usually Western media outlets. The group is reportedly aligned with president Bashar al-Assad and had purposely targeted social media accounts of a number of high-profile media outlets inclu
Update : Backtrack Kali Linux 1.0.3 released with built-in accessibility features

Update : Backtrack Kali Linux 1.0.3 released with built-in accessibility features

April 26, 2013Mohit Kumar
BackTrack Linux, a specialized distribution of penetration testing tools, has long been a favorite of security specialists and IT pros. Security professionals have been relying on the BackTrack security distribution for many years to help them perform their assessments. A couple of weeks ago, futuristic major release of BackTrack was announced as   Kali Linux . Today Backtrack team released few updates to Kali Linux as version 1.0.3 and fixed couple of bugs. " 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 ." Download  new version of Kali Linux ( kali-linux-1.0.3-i386.iso ) wi
Get 10 Popular Books To Learn Advanced Hacking [2018 Bundle]

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January 09, 2019The Hacker News
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Learn Ethical Hacking Online – A to Z Training Bundle 2019

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September 03, 2019The Hacker News
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March 01, 2017The Hacker News
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9 Popular Training Courses to Learn Ethical Hacking Online

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