An exciting news for the hackers and penetration testers. The Offensive Security has released Kali Linux 2019.1 which is the first 2019 version of its Swiss army knife for cybersecurity professionals.
The latest version of Kali Linux operating system includes kernel up to version 4.19.13 and patches for several vulnerabilities together with many updated packages like Metasploit, theHarvester, DBeaver, and much more.
The biggest update of the Kali Linux 2019.1 is the release of the latest version of Metasploit (version 5.0) penetration testing tool, that includes database and automation APIs, new evasion capabilities, and usability improvements throughout which makes it more effective platform for penetration testers.
Metasploit version 5.0 is the first major release of the software after the version 4.0 that was released in 2011.
Kali Linux 2019.1 has once again added support for Banana Pi and Banana Pro that are on kernel version 4.19.
The Offensive Security virtual machine and ARM images have also been updated to the latest 2019.1 version.
The latest Kali Linux ISOs can be directly downloaded from the official website or from the Torrent network. Those who are already using it can easily upgrade it to the latest Kali release by running the command: apt update && apt -y full-upgrade.