A few months ago, Linode reached out to us asking “What would be needed in order to get Kali added to Linode?”. We explained to them how all the build-scripts that we used to create Kali are public, and what their different options and configurations mean. They went away and came back shortly with an image for us to try out!
It’s that time of year again, time for another Kali Linux release! Quarter #2 - Kali Linux 2022.2. This release has various impressive updates, all of which are ready for immediate download or updating.
The summary of the changelog since the 2022.1 release from February 2022 is:
GNOME 42 - Major release update of the popular desktop environment KDE Plasma 5.
Adjective (German) unkaputtbar (comparative unkaputtbarer, superlative am unkaputtbarsten)
From un- + kaputt + -bar.
(colloquial) indestructible, unbreakable Diese Flasche ist unkaputtbar. ― This bottle is indestructible. With our 2022.1 release, we promised something big for you bare-metal installers and here it is. With no further ado, we present to you:
Today we are pushing out the first Kali Linux release of the new year with Kali Linux 2022.1, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! This release brings various visual updates and tweaks to existing features, and is ready to be downloaded or upgraded if you have an existing Kali Linux installation.
Here is a very quick announcement for users of the Kali Linux Docker Images.
Until recently we used to have a Docker image named simply kali, and it was built from the last versioned release of Kali (e.g. 2019.4, 2020.1, etc.) matching our “kali-last-snapshot” network repositories branch. In a way, this is our “stable” release, as it will only get updates quarterly as it is in synchronisation with our release cycle.
With the end of 2021 just around the corner, we are pushing out the last release of the year with Kali Linux 2021.4, which is ready for immediate download or updating.
The summary of the changelog since the 2021.3 release from September 2021 is:
Improved Apple M1 support Wide compatibility for Samba Switching package manager mirrors Kaboxer theming Updates to Xfce, GNOME and KDE Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W + USBArmory MkII ARM images More tools Kali on the Apple M1 As we announced in Kali 2021.
Today we have released the newest version of Kali Linux, 2021.3 (quarter #3), which is now ready for download or updating.
A summary of the changes since the 2021.2 release from June are:
OpenSSL - Wide compatibility by default - Keep reading for what that means New Kali-Tools site - Following the footsteps of Kali-Docs, Kali-Tools has had a complete refresh Better VM support in the Live image session - Copy & paste and drag & drop from your machine into a Kali VM by default New tools - From adversary emulation, to subdomain takeover to Wi-Fi attacks Kali NetHunter smartwatch - First of its kind, for TicHunter Pro KDE 5.
Say hello to Kali Linux 2021.2! This release welcomes a mixture of new items as well as enhancements of existing features, and is ready to be downloaded (from our updated page) or upgraded if you have an existing Kali Linux installation.
A quick summary of the changelog since the 2021.1 release from February 2021 is:
On and off for the last 18 months we have been working on Kaboxer, and just before Kali 2021.1, it is ready to say “Hello World” (then it will start shipping you applications).
TL;DR - What is this? What is the name about, Kaboxer? Kali Applications Boxer
What does that mean?
When Ampere partnered with Debian, this caught our eye. We were aware that our current ARM cloud provider was soon ending support for arm64 servers (which we use for our build daemons).
At Kali Linux, one of the things which is important to us, is that we prefer not having to cross-compile our ARM binaries that we ship in our Kali packages.