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ADVANCED TESTING & SECURITY AUDITING LINUX DISTRIBUTION “KALI LINUX”

 
 
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ADVANCED TESTING & SECURITY AUDITING LINUX DISTRIBUTION “KALI LINUX”
by System Administrator - Thursday, 21 January 2016, 1:30 PM
 

By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangaluru : Kali Linux-2 is a Debian based Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing including forensic and reverse engineering.Kali contains several hundred tools for various information security tasks including forensic and reverse engineering .Security of networks is very important .offensive security is best for defense. The BackTrack is re-born as Kali Linux is a GPL-compliant Linux distribution built by penetration testers for penetration testers with development staff consisting of individuals spanning different languages, regions, industries, and nationalities. The evolution of Kali took place over many years of development, penetration tests, and unprecedented help from the security community. Kali Linux originally started with earlier versions of live Linux distributions called BackTrack, Whoppix, IWHAX, and Auditor. When it was initially developed, Kali was designed to be an all-in-one live CD to be used on security audits and was specifically crafted to not leave any remnants of itself on the system. With millions of downloads, it has become the most widely adopted penetration testing framework in existence and is used by the security community all over the world including Governments defence establishments.Kali Linux is an open source project that is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services.In addition to Kali Linux, Offensive Security also maintains the Exploit Database and the free online course, Metasploit Unleashed.

After almost two years of public development (and another year behind the scenes), Kali Linux Developersannounced theirfirst point release of Kali Linux - version 1.1.0. This release brings with it a mix of unprecedented hardware support as well as rock solid stability. For them, this is a real milestone as this release epitomizes the benefits of theirmove from BackTrack to Kali Linux over two years ago. As theylook at a now mature Kali, theysee a versatile, flexible Linux distribution, rich with useful security and penetration testing related features, with over 300 hundred penetration testing tools and running on all sorts of weird and wonderful ARM hardware. But enough talk, here are the goods :The new release runs a 4.0 kernel, patched for wireless injection attacks.Our ISO build systems are now running off live-build 4.x.Improved wireless driver support, due to both kernel and firmware upgrades.NVIDIA Optimus hardware support. Updated virtualbox-tool, openvm-tools and vmware-tools packages and instructions.A whole bunch of fixes and updates from our bug-tracker changelog.And most importantly, we changed grub screens and wallpapers!.Founded in 2007, Offensive Security was born out of the belief that the best way to achieve sound defensive security is through an offensive approach. The team is made up of security professionals with extensive experience with attacking systems to see how they respond. They share this information through trainings, free tools, and publications.The strong technical foundation of the Offensive Security training content, coupled with a rigorous testing process has established the OSCP certification as the most relevant education in the pen-testing space. Accuvant LABS requires any prospective consultants to pass the OSCP exam before applying to our attack & penetration team. With the motto "Try Harder (r)”, the Company's trainings and certifications are well-respected and considered amongst the most rigorous available, creating a model adopted across the industry. In addition, the Exploit Database, Metasploit Unleashed, and BackTrack Linux community projects are highly-regarded and used by security teams in governmental and commercial organizations across the world.