Kali Linux – Rolling Edition Released With New Features For Ethical Hackers

By | January 24, 2016

Kali Rolling

Kali Linux is always most powerful tool for Ethical Hackers. It provide more than 600 penetration testing tools with different categories.

  • Information Gathering
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Wireless Attacks
  • Web Applications

Now , January 21, 2016, marked an important milestone with the first public release of Kali Linux Rolling distribution after a long (5 Months) testing process. Kali Linux team announced that it’s switching to Rolling version five months ago when the OS hit version 2.0.

However the rolling release was only available via an upgrade from 2.0 to kali-rolling for a select brave group.

According to statement of Kali Team

We’re confident in its reliability – giving our users the best of all worlds – the stability of Debian, together with the latest versions of the many outstanding penetration testing tools created and shared by the information security community.


What’s new in Kali Rolling

With this version of Kali, They will continuously monitor with automated monitor tool to ensure that all the Kali Systems are working with latest patch and version of tools. It will automatically generate a notification for the update version. This usually leaves a gap of around 24-48 hours from notification of a new tool update, to its packaging, testing, and pushing into our repositories.

Kali Linux Package Tracker

They introduced a Kali Linux Package Tracker which allows you to follow the evolution of Kali Linux both with email updates and a comprehensive web interface. The tracker can also help in identifying which versions of various tools and packages are in our repository at any given moment.

This release also marks a dramatic change around how VMware guest tools are installed.

How to Switch from Kali 2.0 to Kali Rolling

As Kali Rolling version is available in upgrade process. Migration from Kali 2.0 to Kali rolling is very simple. As root, you can run the following commands to upgrade

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade # get a coffee, or 10.

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