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Kali Linux 2021.2 Released with New Hacking Tools, Bug fixing, and new Cool Features

Kali Linux  is one of the excellent Debian-based distribution that packed with all must-have forensic tools that helps its users in ethical hacking as well as for conducting different kinds of security audits and tests.

Since Kali Linux gets all its updates on time, that’s why Kali Linux offers a huge collection of tools. Not only that even with each of its latest updates, Kali Linux brings lots of exciting new features and tools.

As of now, recently, Offensive security released its latest version, the Kali Linux 2021.2, this new version had brought some plentiful improvements to the Debian-based pentesting distribution.

The new version of Kali Linux includes all-new hacking tools with various bug fixing and new features. After the release of the original version of Kali Linux, the developers have worked hard and within 3 months they released the Kali Linux 2021.2 version.

What’s New in the Latest release (Kali Linux 2021.2)?

As we said above that this new version has come up with all new hacking tools and along with that it also includes new features. Kali Linux 2021.2 has the new Kali Tweaks Tool, which helps in installing or uninstalling a group of tools that are specifically based on users’ particular requirements.

However, the Kali Tweaks is one of the interesting tools of the new version that help the users to customize the Kali Linux system as per their need. Apart from this, in this new version, there is another tool that took the attention of the users is a Kali Application Boxer (Kaboxer).

This new tool work as an applications container for the packages that are combined into the standard Kali Linux package management system.

Another exciting feature of the Kali Linux 2021.2 version is that it has removed the kernel restriction to ports under 1023. So, the users who are not running servers, now have the availability for testing purposes to those ports. 

Other Newly-added Features

  • Xfce4 explorer and theme enhancements.

  • New desktop and login background.

  • The use of ports from 1 to 1024 no longer requires a superuser.

  • Kali now works on Parallels desktop with the Apple M1.

  • Kali NetHunter now adds support for Android 11.

  • Docker now works on ARM64 and ARM v7.

  • New look added for the fully functional Raspberry Pi 400.

New tools

  • CloudBrute: Find a company infrastructure, files, and apps on the top cloud providers

  • Dirsearch: Brute force directories and files in web servers

  • Feroxbuster: Simple, fast, recursive content discovery

  • Ghidra: Reverse engineering framework

  • Pacu: AWS exploitation framework

  • Peirates: Kubernetes penetration

  • Quark-Engine: Android malware scoring system

  • VSCode a.k.a. Visual Studio Code Open Source (“Code-OSS”): Code editor

Download Kali Linux 2021.2

If you’re an existing kali Linux User, then you can do a quick update by running following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade

For new installation you can download from here for all the platfroms.

To check after upgradation for Kali Linux 2021.2;

kali@kali:~$ grep VERSION /etc/os-release

You are also recommended to review our Kali Linux Tutorials which cover dozens of Kali Linux Tools. Also, Learn the Kali Linux course and complete Kali Linux Commands List.

With this new Kali Linux 2021.2, all the bugs have been fixed, but later if users come across any kind of bugs then they should immediately post a report on the bug tracker, and soon the developers will help them to fix it.

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