Kali Linux is a Penetration Testing Distribution based on Debian. Developed by Offensive Security. It is the world’s most capable and famous security testing platform, utilized by security experts in an extensive variety of specializations, including penetration testing, forensics, reverse engineering, and vulnerability assessment.
Kali Linux 2017.3
With the New release they include all patches, fixes, updates, and improvements since from the last release, if you are kali lover then it’s time to Upgrade by using following Commands.
Improvements in New release
With the new release, the kernel has been updated to 4.13.10 and many other new improvements.
- CIFS now uses SMB 3.0 by default.
- EXT4 directories can now contain 2 billion entries instead of the old 10 million limit.
- TLS support is now built into the kernel itself.
Also with the new update, they have provided package updates for Reaver, PixieWPS, Burp Suite, Cuckoo, The Social Engineering Toolkit. You can check the complete Changelog here.
Valuable New Tools
With Kali Linux 2017.2 around eight new tools added, now with Kali Linux 2017.3, they have added Four more tools to the distribution now.
Tools are primarily focused on open source information gathering and the tools are not available the in the default installation.After installation, we need to update the Distro with an apt update.
InSpy is a small but useful utility that performs enumeration on LinkedIn and can find people based on job title, company, or email address.
[email protected]:~# apt update && apt -y install inspy
A hierarchical note taking an application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single XML or SQLite file.
[email protected]:~# apt update && apt -y install cherrytree
Sublist3r is a python tool designed to enumerate subdomains of websites using OSINT. It helps penetration testers and bug hunters collect and gather subdomains for the domain they are targeting.
[email protected]:~# apt update && apt -y install sublist3r
OSRFramework is a set of libraries to perform Open Source Intelligence tasks. They include references to a bunch of different applications related to username checking, DNS lookups, information leaks research, deep web search, regular expressions extraction, and many others.
[email protected]:~# apt update && apt -y install osrframework
Massive Maltego Metamorphosis
With Kali Linux 2017.3 Maltego and Metamorphosis are now combined into one amalgamated application that still allows you to run Maltego Community Edition and Casefile, but now it also works for those of you with Maltego Classic or Maltego XL licenses.
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