Kali Linux 2016.2 released, new flavor are available now

The Kali Linux team has unveiled another stable distribution for popular, rolling GNU/Linux distribution designed for penetration testing and security assessment activities. The Kali Linux 2016.2 is coming with a lot of interesting updates and highlights.

The most exciting thing about Kali Linux 2016.2 is it's availability in different flavors. In addition to default GNOME distributions, the project has release KDE, MATE, e17, LXDE and Xfce builds. All these images are available in projects download page.

Constantly keeping Kali on the bleeding edge means frequent updates to packages on an ongoing basis. Since our last release several months ago, there’s a few hundred new or updated packages which have been pushed to the Kali repos. This means that anyone downloading an ISO even 3 months old has somewhat of a long “apt-get dist-upgrade” ahead of them. To help avoid this situation, from this release onwards, we’ll be publishing updated weekly builds of Kali that will be available to download via our mirrors. Speaking of mirrors, we are always in need of support in this area

During these past few months, we’ve been busy adding new relevant tools to Kali as well as fixing various bugs and implementing OS enhancements. For example, something as simple as adding HTTPS support in busybox now allows us to preseed Kali installations securely over SSL. This is a quick and cool feature to speed up your installations and make them (almost) unattended, even if you don’t have a custom built ISO.
For more information, see release announcement published in Kali Linux blog.

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