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Kali Linux 2024.2 launches with updated desktops and bug fixes

Kali Linux 2024.2 now available (Source: Kali Linux Blog)
Kali Linux 2024.2 now available (Source: Kali Linux Blog)
Security and forensics-focused Kali Linux is back with bug updates and tweaks, as well as new tools and desktop updates. Released yesterday, Kali 2024.2 includes Gnome 46 and Xfce updates for Kali-Undercover and HiDPI, as well as no less than 18 new tools, including coercer, horst, netexec, and snort.

Based on the Debian Testing branch, Kali Linux was introduced in mid-March 2013. Yesterday's release is labeled 2024.2 and, just like its predecessors, aims at cyber security experts, white-hat hackers, and penetration testers. The update integrates the t64 transition, although it became available as an update for existing users on May 20th. Other highlights worth mentioning are Gnome 46, Xfce improvements, and no less than 18 new tools. Obviously, multiple fixes and under-the-hood tweaks are also included in Kali 2024.2.

With the arrival of Gnome 46, all Kali Linux themes and extensions have been updated to support it as well. Codenamed "Kathmandu" and released back in March, Gnome 46 sports a new global search feature, an enhanced file manager, support for Microsoft OneDrive, a new dedicated remote login capability, multiple improvements to the Settings app, better accessibility options, and more. While Xfce does not get a new version, it comes with updates that enhance stability and fix a few minor bugs for Kali-Undercover and HiDPI.

The 18 new tools that have been added to Kali Linux by the 2024.2 update are the following: autorecon, coercer, dploot, getsploit, gowitness, horst, ligolo-ng, mitm6, netexec, pspy, pyinstaller, pyinstxtractor, sharpshooter, sickle, snort, sploitscan, vopono, and waybackpy.

The list of platforms available is generous, including VMWare & VirtualBox pre-built images, installers for single or multiple boot configurations, a penetration testing platform for Android, a live boot version, and more.

Gus Khavaja's Kali Linux Penetration Testing Bible is currently listed by Amazon with a 49% discount for the paperback version, which currently goes for $21.61 instead of $42. The Kindle version can be acquired for $25.

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Codrut Nistor, 2024-06- 6 (Update: 2024-06- 6)