1Kali Linux 2016.2 Delivers New Security Testing Options
2Kali Linux Gets Enlightenment
3List of Available Security Tools Expands
4John the Ripper Gets GUI
5Ghost Phisher Gives Visibility to Phishing Attacks
There are many social engineering tools in Kali, including the Ghost Phisher wireless and Ethernet security auditing and attack program. According to its authors, the program is able to emulate access points and deploy various internal networking servers for networking, penetration testing and phishing attacks.
6Side-Jacking With Hamster
Among the interesting attack scenarios that Kali helps researchers test is that of sidejacking, with the help of the Hamster tool. According to the Hamster project’s description, hamster acts as a proxy server that replaces your cookies with session cookies stolen from somebody else, allowing you to hijack their session.
7Sparta Provides a Network Infrastructure Penetration Testing Tool
8Faraday Enables Researcher Collaboration
The idea behind the Faraday tool is to provide a multi-user penetration testing environment. According to Faraday’s GitHub project page, “The main purpose of Faraday is to reuse the available tools in the community to take advantage of them in a multiuser way.”
9A Linux 4.6 kernel Is at the Core
Powering the Kali Linux 2016.2 release is a Linux 4.6 kernel. Linux creator Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.6 kernel on May 15.