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Kali Linux 2021.4 Release

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Seasoned Kali Linux users are already aware of this, but for the ones who are not, we do also produce weekly builds that you can use as well. If you cannot wait for our next release and you want the latest packages (or bug fixes) when you download the image, you can just use the weekly image instead. This way you’ll have fewer updates to do. Just know that these are automated builds that we do not QA like we do our standard release images. But we gladly take bug reports about those images because we want any issues to be fixed before our next release!

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  • Kali Linux 2021.4 released: Wider Samba compatibility, The Social-Engineer Toolkit, new tools, and more! - Help Net Security

    Offensive Security released Kali Linux 2021.4, which comes with a number of improvements: wider Samba compatibility, switching package manager mirrors, enhanced Apple M1 support, Kaboxer theming, updates to Xfce, GNOME and KDE, Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W + USBArmory MkII ARM images, as well as new tools.

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    With the latest update of Kaboxer tools no longer look out of place, as it brings support for window themes and icon themes. This allows the program to properly integrate with the rest of the desktop and avoids the usage of ugly fallback themes.

    Here is a comparison of how zenmap looks with the default Kali Dark theme, compared to the old appearance:

Kali Linux 2021.4 released with 9 new tools, further Apple M1...

  • Kali Linux 2021.4 released with 9 new tools, further Apple M1 support

    ​Kali Linux 2021.4 was released today by Offensive Security and includes further Apple M1 support, increased Samba compatibility, nine new tools, and an update for all three main desktop.

    Kali Linux is a Linux distribution allowing cybersecurity professionals and ethical hackers to perform penetration testing and security audits against internal and remote networks.

Kali Linux 2021.4 Comes with Updated Desktop Environments

  • Kali Linux 2021.4 Comes with Updated Desktop Environments

    Kali Linux 2021.4 has just been released by Offensive Security. The latest version includes a new set of tools as well a desktop and theme enhancements.

    Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution designed for cybersecurity professionals and ethical hackers to perform penetration testing and security audits. It is sponsored by a US company called Offensive Security, who do information security training and penetration testing.

    Kali Linux is a rolling release, which means that updates are released constantly, including feature updates. Nevertheless, there is also a quarterly release, which are a good moment to catch up on what is new in Kali.

    The latest 2021.4 release brings some significant feature additions and improvements onboard. Let us check them out.

Kali Linux 2021.4 released – screenshots

  • Kali Linux 2021.4 released – screenshots

    The developers of Kali Linux have announced the release of Kali Linux 2021.4, the last in the 2021 release cycle. Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution targeted at security professionals, so all the best security tools for hacking and penetration testing (pentesting) are nicely packaged for easy access and use. This release comes exactly 7 days after I installed Kali Linux 2021.3 alongside Ubuntu 20.04.3 on a MacBook Air in dual-boot fashion.

    Given that Kali Linux is a rolling release distribution, the difference between that up to date installation on my MacBook Air and this 2021.4 release is very minor, so all I had to do to match what you’ll get by downloading and installing it afresh is a simple sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y.

    Life with Linux is good!

    Here are a few screenshots from my installation of Kali Linux 2021.4. You may read all the new and updated features in the release notes and download a copy for installation from here, if you do not have Kali Linux installed on your computer already.

Kali Linux 2021.4 comes with several improved features

Kali Linux 2021.4 improves ARM support and updates desktops

  • Kali Linux 2021.4 improves ARM support and updates desktops

    Three months after the last launch (or penultimate, depending on how you see it), we already have between us Kali Linux 2021.4, the latest version of the distribution aimed at security audits and which provides a large number of tools for conducting penetration testing and ethical hacking. Despite being a system created for specific purposes, in recent times it has evolved to be more user-friendly for desktop use.

    From Kali Linux 2021.4 what stands out are the improvements in hardware and virtual reality support and the update of the desktop environments, an area in which it offers variety while keeping Xfce as the default option.

    For starters, thanks to the inclusion of Linux 5.14, Kali Linux already works on build for Apple Silicon from the VMware Fusion Tech Preview, the virtualization solution of the well-known company for teams from the bitten apple. This means that the system has support for the virtual GPU, in addition to the update of the ‘open-vm-tools’ package and the automatic detection of a VMware environment to install the package ‘open-vm-tools-desktop’ by default on installation. Those responsible for the distribution remember that this support is limited for now to the 64-bit ARM architecture.

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