Kali Linux 1.0.6 released. Cryptsetup has “nuclear option” integrated

The latest edition of Kali Linux, Kali Linux 1.0.6, has been released.

Kali Linux is a Linux distribution based on Debian Unstable, and designed for hacking and penetration testing. It comes loaded with the best Free and Open Source (FOSS) hacking applications available.

Kali Linux 1.0 is the successor to BackTrack Linux 5 (see BackTrack 5 or Kali Linux 1.0).

Key features of this latest release are:

  • Integration of a “nuclear option” to LUKS cryptsetup, which I previously wrote about at A Kali Linux cryptsetup patch that can “nuke” an encrypted disk
  • Availability of build scripts for the ARM architecture
  • Availability of build scripts for Amazon AMI and Google Compute Cloud platforms
  • Linux kernel 3.12. The previous edition had kernel 3.7.

This screen shot shows the boot menu. By default, it boots into a Live desktop.
Kali Linux 1.0.6 Boot menu

Sometimes it does make an unnecessary stop at the login screen. To get past it, click on Other.
Kali Linux 1.0.6 root login

The username is root and the password is toor.
Kali Linux 1.0.6 root password toor

The default desktop showing the Kali Linux tools menu categories.
Kali Linux 1.0.6 desktop

One more screen shot from the default desktop. Kali Linux is brought to you by the folks at Offensive Security. Installation images of this latest edition are available for download from here. You may read the release announcement here.
Kali Linux 1.0.6 Arduina IDE

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One Comment

  1. this is great.. but will the dev’s send their patch upstream to luks dev’s to intergrate the NUK feature.. this is a useful feature that would serve “every” linux user.

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