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Kali Linux 2017.1 – Check the new features & Download ISO file

Kali Linux 2017.1

Here we gonna talk about one of the most used security OS named as Kali Linux 2017.1. Kali Linux is the product of Offensive Security. Offensive Security has released a new version of Kali Linux. if you are currently using a version of Kali Linux then using some of the commands you can install this version, without changing the existing one.

Kali Linux 2017.1

The most popular Linux OS used by ethical hacker. Last year when Offensive security has released the rolling version of Kali that signifies they are always updated with new patch & works other than Debian. Kali Linux is the personal favourite for me.

In the current version released i.e. 2017.1 , the image has not been updated much. The difference in seeing is the new exciting features which I am going to write now.

Features of Kali Linux 2017.1

RTL8812AU Wireless Card Injection support

Kali 2017.1 supports wireless injection support to 802.11ac standard. This was added after the the implementation of drivers for RTL8812AU chipsets. To install the driver you need to run the following command.

apt-get update
apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms

Kali Linux 2017.1
Kali Linux 2017.1

CUDA GPU Cracking support

Users can now experience in streamlined GPU cracking process. NVIDIA GPUs can be fully utilised by tools like Hashcat and Pyrit.

Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Availability (GPU Support)

AWS P2-Series and Azure NC-Series allow the GPU support. This version supports PU cracking out of the box.

OpenVAS 9 Packaged in Kali Repositories

While a Kali device a vulnerability scanner but the he addition of newly packaged OpenVAS 9 this feature is enhanced. OpenVAS 9 is not included by default but can be downloaded by typing this command.

apt-get update
apt install openvas

So if you like to download the ISO file then you can download it from the links given. Now kali 2017.1 supports HTTPS. The official link for download is here.

if you are already using Kali Linux then using the following commands you can update the version.

apt update
apt dist-upgrade
reboot

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Vanshanu raj
Vanshanu Raj is Computer Science Graduate from College of Engineering Roorkee & a Diploma Holder from Government Polytechnic Dehradun. He Made this site to to aware people with Open Source Software & their uses.

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