Kali Linux 2019.1 Released

Feb 19, 2019

The favorite Linux distro of Mr. Robot gets the first update of 2019.

Kali Linux is a distribution that shows up on Mr. Robot quite a bit. It’s one of the best penetration testing and hacking tools out there. Ahead of the next season of Mr. Robot, the Kali Linux project has announced the first release of 2019, to package more tools for both Elliot and his sister Darlene.

Kali Linux 2019.1, updates the Linux kernel to version 4.19.13, fixes bugs, and includes many updated packages.

According to the project, “the big marquee update of this release is the update of Metasploit to version 5.0, which is their first major release since version 4.0 came out in 2011.”

Metasploit 5.0 includes database and automation APIs, new evasion capabilities, and usability improvements throughout.

Kali Linux 2019.1 also includes updated packages for the Harvester and DBeaver. Kali now also supports ARM, which means you can use a single-board computing device as a swiss army knives that you can slip into your pocket.

“The 2019.1 Kali release for ARM includes the return of Banana Pi and Banana Pro, both of which are on the 4.19 kernel. Veyron has been moved to a 4.19 kernel and the Raspberry Pi images have been simplified so it is easier to figure out which one to use.

If you want to try Kali Linux, you can download the latest images from the Kali download page.

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