Kali Linux 2021.1 Released

Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project’s first release of the year is Kali Linux 2021.1

Today we’re pushing out the first Kali Linux release of the year with Kali Linux 2021.1. This edition brings enhancements of existing features, and is ready to be downloaded or upgraded if you have an existing Kali Linux installation. The summary of the changelog since the 2020.4 release from November 2020 is: Xfce 4.16 – Our preferred and current default desktop environment has been updated and tweaked. KDE 5.20 – Plasma also received a version bump. Terminals – mate-terminal, terminator and tilix all had various work carried out on them. Command Not Found – A helping hand to say if a program needs to be installed. Partnership with more tool authors – BC Security and Joohoi have been producing great tools and we want to support them. New tools and updates – Multiple new tools have been added to Kali and are ready for you. Kali NetHunter – New BusyBox and Rucky version, and boot-animation. Kali ARM – Preliminary support for Parallels on Apple Silicon (Apple M1) and Raspberry Pi 400 (WiFi Support).

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Details on the changes and features available in the new version can be found in the distribution’s release announcement.