Kali Linux

2022.2
Aug 6, 2022 - OffSec Services Limited (Open Source)
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Kali Linux Download is the latest release of Microsoft Store as an open source for incorporating tools such as Sglmap, Skipfish, Wireshark, Metasploit Framework, THC-Hydra, and so on to penetrate testing, security research, computer forensics, and reverse engineering. The best utility for the security community is compatible with Windows Subsystem for Linux, a feature of Windows 10 to run native Linux command-line tools, Bash, and other tools that are not available in the previous versions. The feature is an alternative for virtualization and adds versatility to Windows 10.  

Use Multiple Methods for Downloading Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a professional penetration testing and forensics toolkit that demands the complete integrity of your tool. Keep in mind, a downloading the tool from the official website of Kali as a bogus version can create a big crash. To avoid such a situation go to the official page and browse them with help of SSL. You need to verify the validity of the downloaded page using the following three different methods;

  1. Go to the official website of Kali Linux, open the ‘Downloads’ mirror, and download an ISO image. Compare the hash of ISO’s SHA256 with values of the site by inspecting it. The susceptibility can be checked via DNS poisoning. 
  2. Download an ISO image using torrents that will pull down a file-unsigned including with SHA256 signature. Verify the matching between the file’s computed signature and the secondary file’s signature automatically using shasum command. You can verify it manually.
  3. Download the cleartext signature file along with its version equally signed with the official Kali Linux key. At first, complete verification between computed SHA256 signature and cleartext file signature, and secondly, verify the correctly signing of signed version with official key. 

Try to complete any one of the methods to successfully validate your ISO image file with the surety of obtaining a correct official file without any tampering. 

Multiple Security Packages

A small team of Mati Aharoni, Devon Kearns, and Raphael Hertzog of Offensive Security developed the Kali in 2013. It is built on Debian Wheezy while offering multiple packages. The reason for reducing the team to a small number was to complete the Linux repo platform in a secure environment to save it from data leakage or security exploits. It is including with commonly used security audit packages such as Nmap, Burp suite, OWASP ZAP, Aircrack-ng, John the Ripper, Wireshark, Airgeddon, Metasploit Framework, Arjun, DNSGen, Shellshock, Wget, Chisolm, GitLeaks, DumpsterDiver, HTTProbe, PSKracker, Bluesniff, and so on. Additionally, the latest versions offer support auditing security for Apple Silicon using Kali ARM services. 

Freeware with Portable Ability

It is 100% free of charge services with 4GB ISO archive online distribution. It is compatible with ancient i386 up to all the latest style digital machines including modern PCs, laptops, Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi, Galaxy Note smartphones, and so on. Additionally, it can be run on a PC, booted from a live CD or USB, and on a virtual machine. 

How to enable WSL on Windows

WSL requires an updated Windows system with a build equal to 18362 or above to install Kali Linux on the Windows system. 

  • Right-click on ‘Run as Administrator from the menu to run Windows PowerShell as an administrator.  
  • New windows will be open with a blue PowerShell screen in front of you.
  • Complete execution of on-screen instructions seamlessly.
  • Enable it that will take some time.
  • The line reaches 100 percent to show the successful enabling of WSL in the image. 
  • Linux kernel updated package is also necessary for keeping your Linux system up to date.
  • Simply install the kernel and restart your Windows 10.
  • After completing the rebooting as well as logging in the process set your default settings of PowerShell using the ‘wsl’ command

How to Enable Virtual Machine on Windows

Enabling of virtual machine platform on your system is an optional feature, yet great and powerful. You need to follow the same instruction as for the ‘WSL enabling’ process to install as well as enable the feature on your system. It will take more than 1 minute to complete the enabling process. On completing the process, you are ready to install Kali Linux on your system. 

Final Words

It is a powerful platform for utilizing a lot of the latest tools that have not existed previously. It is the best choice for any Linux user including with well-organized tools while offering a completely secure environment. 

Pros

  • Open-source with freeware services
  • Auto-updating process
  • Complete set of well-organized tools

Cons

  • Dull theme desktop
  • Lack of heavyweight productivity tools
App NameKali Linux
DeveloperOffSec Services Limited
Latest Version2022.2
UpdateAug 6, 2022
Size(2.74 GB)
LicenseOpen Source
RequirementsWindows (7/10/11)