Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution popular among penetration testers and hackers. It can be used to exploit vulnerabilities, reconnaissance and identify vulnerabilities in a targeted network environment.
Kali Linux is a advanced Linux distribution used for digital forensics and penetration testing purposes and has more then 600 penetration testing tools.
Kali Linux 2019.4 Features
- A new default desktop environment, Xfce
- New GTK3 theme (for Gnome and Xfce)
- Introduction of “Kali Undercover” mode
- Kali Documentation has a new home and is now Git powered
- Public Packaging – getting your tools into Kali
- Kali NetHunter KeX – Full Kali desktop on Android
- BTRFS during setup
- Added PowerShell
- The kernel is upgraded to version 5.3.9
- Normal bugs fixes and updates.
Kali Undercover Mode
If you are working in public place, and you do not want to show your desktop with Kali dragon, this mode will change your Kali theme to look like a default Windows Installation.
This undercover feature gives you more anonymity and it completely looks like windows installation.
With this awesome feature you’ll be able to run Power-Shell scripts directly on Kali Linux through Power-Shell repositories.
Upgrade to Kali Linux 2019.4
You can download Kali Linux 2019.4 from here. There are 32 and 64-bit versions available, and a choice of desktop environments including MATE, Gnome, KDE, and LXDE.
If you already have an existing Kali installation, remember you can always do a quick update:
root@m4sterph0enix:~# cat </etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
root@m4sterph0enix:~# apt update && apt -y full-upgrade
root@m4sterph0enix:~# [ -f /var/run/reboot-required ] && reboot -f
If you want to switch to our new Xfce:
root@m4sterph0enix:~# apt -y install kali-desktop-xfce
You should now be on Kali Linux 2019.4.