New release have been announced for Kali Linux a distribution that include more then 300 penetration testing tools. the new version is Kali Linux 1.0.8 and allow user to have the full system embedded in a USB device. This will help to simplify the usage so you don’t need to install the system or use an ISO image but it is only required to boot from the USB or run a VM using the USB EFI.
According to the release notes we have the following:
- Adding a new tools (Parsero, ghost-phisher, Nishang 0.3)
- Upgrade for tools ( SSLsplit, Armitage, Recon-ng ,dnsrecon ,Responder, Automater)
- Bug fixes requested from previous releases.
If you have the distribution already installed you can run the update using apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. Some of the popular tools are Aircrack-ng for pentesting and cracking wireless network, Maltego for the intelligence and forensics , Metasploit can be used as an exploit framework , SAINT network vulnerability assessment scanner , Kismet wireless network sniffer, Btcrack for Bluetooth Pass Phrase Bruteforce, Btscanner for the Bluetooth auditing , Nmap and much more.
You can read more about this release over here: http://www.kali.org/news/kali-1-0-8-released-uefi-boot-support/