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.
Many of us know Kali Linux 2.0 not released yet but it will be soon and there are many reasons to upgrade from old version.The popular penetration testing platform brings hundreds of the best open source hacking tools into a Debian-based distribution that is a staple for hackers and forensic analysts.
Kali Linux developers say the first revamp of the platform since it was reborn in 2013 will be showcased at the DEF CON hacking confab.
“In the past few months we’ve been working feverishly on our next generation of Kali Linux and we’re really happy with how it’s looking so far.
“There’s a lot of new features and interesting new aspects to this updated version, however we’ll keep our mouths shut until we’re done with the release.”
The platform sports a redesigned and streamlined user interface, new menus, and the latest penetration testing tools.
Upgrade To Kali Linux 2.0
Kali Sana (Kali Linux 2.0) added the following features:
Kali Linux 2.0 (Kali Sana) is now a rolling release, which means more frequent updates.
The core set tools in Kali will be weekly updated.
Kali UI will now use full Gnome Desktop instead of gnome-fallback, i.e. more eye-candy for you.
Restructured menus and tool categories.
Ruby 2.0 will be supported natively which will make Metasploit will load much much faster.
Added all new cutting-edge wireless penetration tools and more. Watch out neighbors, it will never be safe anymore.
Added desktop notifications, so that you don’t miss anything.
Added screencasting so that you can record desktop and upload to YouTube/Vimeo etc.