New Backtrack Distribution: Meet Kali Linux

    BackTrack, a well-known pentesting distribution, changes its name to Kali Linux and moves from Ubuntu to Debian. Kali Linux is an advanced Linux distribution for penetration testing and security auditing.

    Kali is a complete re-assembly of BackTrack Linux, fully adhering to Debian development standards. All infrastructure was reviewed, all tools were analyzed and packaged, and Git was also used.

    More than 300 tools for conducting penetration testing: After reviewing each tool that was included in BackTrack, a large number of tools that either do not work or duplicate other tools with similar functionality were eliminated.

    Kali Linux, like its predecessor, is completely free and always will be. You will never have to pay for Kali Linux.

    Open source.

    FHS compliant: Kali was designed to adhere to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, which allows all Linux users to easily find executables, support files, libraries, etc.

    Extensive support for wireless devices.

    Secure development environment: Kali Linux development team consists of a small group of proxies who can write packages and interact with repositories only when using several secure protocols.

    Multilingualism: Although the tools for pentest are usually written in English, we have ensured that Kali has real multilingual support, which allows most users to work in their native language and find the tools they need to work.

    Fully customizable: We fully understand that not everyone will agree with our design decisions, so we made it possible for our users to customize Kali Linux to their taste, right down to the kernel.

    Support for ARMEL and ARMHF: ARM systems are becoming more and more common and inexpensive, as a result of which working installations for ARMEL and ARMHF systems have been created. Kali Linux has ARM repositories integrated with the main distribution, so ARM tools will be updated along with the rest of the distributions. Kali is currently available for the following ARM devices: rk3306 mk / ss808, Raspberry Pi, ODROID U2 / X2, MK802 / MK802 II, Samsung Chromebook.

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