Kali Linux 2016.2 Delivers New Security Testing Options

 
 
By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2016-09-08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A year ago, Kali Linux moved to a rolling release cycle in an effort to provide a continuous stream of application updates. Kali Linux is a popular open-source Linux distribution for security professionals, loaded with a growing list of tools for information gathering, vulnerability analysis, web application analysis, database assessment, password attacks, wireless attacks and reverse engineering. Despite Kali Linux's rolling release cycle, it still puts out milestone releases as a roll-up omnibus of changes made over a period of time. The Kali 2016.2 milestone was released Aug. 31. In addition to application updates, it also provides users with a choice of different desktop environments. By default, Kali Linux in the past has provided users with a GNOME desktop although they have long had the choice to load their favorite desktop on their own. With the Kali 2016.2 update, users can now just simply download a version of Kali that already boots with the MATE, LXDE or Enlightenment desktops. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the features of the Kali Linux 2016.2 release.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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